Tom Daley on why you shouldn’t compare his physique to your own

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“I train six hours a day, six days a week. It’s not as if it’s something that happens just from going to the gym for 20 minutes or an hour a day.

My life’s about getting to the point where I’m in the physical shape that I can do all my diving the best that I can. So, I do feel bad and I wouldn’t want to make anyone feel that way. But I know that if anyone else trained for six hours a day, six days a week, they would get the same result…

Outside of the pool I don’t walk around the house in my trunks! The other day, an old lady came up to me and said: ‘Gosh, I don’t recognize you with your clothes on!’ and I guess people see me on TV and diving with no clothes on. It’s nice to go to a photoshoot and actually wear something.”Tom Daley, discussing gay men’s complicated relationship with their physiques for Attitude‘s Body issue.

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