As the London 2012 Summer Olympics quickly approaches, people are looking for ways to tide themselves over until the big event; the Stretching Team USA Olympians photo series offers one distraction. As its title clearly suggests, it is comprised of portraits of Team USA olympians as they warmup for a their training sessions. A simple concept, it nevertheless highlights their athletic physique in ways that few people are privy to.
Shot by photojournalist Lucas Jackson, the Stretching Team USA Olympians photo series is comprised of divers, swimmers, wrestlers and boxers and more including Thomas Finchum, Michael Phelps, Clarissa Chun and Rau'shee Warren. In all, Jackson photographs 35 athletes in various stretching positions. From arms to legs, together they show a good and healthy regimen that could easily be adopted by others.