Noah Lyles roars about his transformation into a physical monster

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ATHLETICS Noah Lyles roars about his transformation into a physical monster

Joel Omotto 16:10 - 30.12.2023

World’s fastest Noah Lyles is in awe of how he has become a perfect fusion of speed and strength in recent years

American sprint king Noah Lyles has expressed his delight at the physical transformation he has undergone in the last six years.

Lyles has become the perfect fusion of speed and strength in recent years, helping him to three straight 200m world titles and an Olympics sliver over the distance.

Lyles shared a video of his workout in the gym showing how he effortlessly lifted weights, something that appears to have been giving him problems a while back.

“My 2017 me would never believe what I have achieved in the gym,” Lyles said of the video.

The world’s fastest man recently opened up on how he prepares for his races even as he targets to win ‘everything’ in 2024.

Lyles shared how he focuses on starts, acceleration, and feeling comfortable at top-end speed during the season while in the off-season, his training revolves around foundational leg work: the glute/ham machine, back and front squats, leg presses, and single-leg Romanian deadlifts.

The world 100m and 200m champion takes every detail seriously and does not mind spending a fortune to get it right.

Prior to running, he does glute and calf activation drills with a physiotherapist who regularly flies in from Australia, gets massages weekly, and a chiropractor tends to him every other week.

Normatec leg-compression sleeves and the hot tub are consistent parts of his self-care as well.

“If I don’t work on each individual piece to the fullest ability, I leave variables out. And I want constants,” Lyles told Men’s Health.

With the main focus in 2024 being the Paris Olympics, Lyles has expressed his desire to go for the triple of 100m, 200m and 4x100m relay gold and there has also been talk of a 4x400m relay attempt.

The other thing on is mind is a world record, after he failed in his attempts to break Usain Bolt’s 14-year 200m record of 19.19 in 2023.

Lyles missed out on Olympics gold at the 2020 Games but he heads into the Paris 2024 edition as the favourite after claiming a double in 100m and 200m at the 2023 World Championships, meaning he will need to be in top shape to achieve it.

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