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These athletes are lopsided according to the NY Times.

These athletes are lopsided according to the NY Times. Those of you who watched the Olympics in South Korea this past week probably saw speed skating.  Short Track Speed Skaters spend hours bent over skating to the left on a tight oval. The turns are so tight that when skating around the curves, their fingers glide on the ice. Years and hours later, their lopsided bodies are uniquely suited for this sport which leaves them with a uniquely asymmetrical physique. Their legs and thighs are more developed on the right, while their lower back muscles are more developed on the left. While Read More »