You have two paths you can take after retiring from professional sports.
The first is a glazed trail through the Bourbon-Bacon Forest. Chest pains and $400 Cheesecake Factory tabs wait behind ever bend.
It's the way many athletes go, and justifiably so.
They've put in their time, and after all those years of physical strain, they can finally lay down the cross of physical perfection and pick up the pot roast at the end of the rainbow.
Then there is the second path, which leads back to the gym for more physical exhaustion and blisters. Not all athletes drop the ball after leaving the game. Some kick it into overdrive, hitting the weights like they're staving off the Reaper on a daily basis.
The following are former athletes who could destroy you at the gym. They took the second path with a vengeance, and they've managed to maintain scary levels of physical strength and endurance since leaving the game.