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Swimmer Matthew Lowe Looks to Make A Splash at the 2012 Summer Olympics

The Olympic hopeful feels good about making this year's team USA

Swimmer Matthew Lowe Looks to Make A Splash at the 2012 Summer Olympics

M&F: Do you do any exercises that might surprise people?

ML: I use a homemade exercise tool called “Wheels”. You put your knees on a wooden 2x4 that has two wheels on each side. Then, you crawl with your hands and drag your body up an incline. I built some wheels to show people in North Dakota and the swimmers that use them have seen how relevant it is to the muscles we use. Everyone tells me to patent it and sell it. If you see me on an infomercial for “Wheels”, you heard it first.

M&F: What does your diet consist of?

ML: I have a clean, well balanced diet that consists of plant-based foods like fruits, vegetables, olive oil and nut butters, and get in good portions of protein through fish, chicken and lean red meats. For supplements, I take USANA’s multivitamins, fish oil, Vitamin B and glucosamine.

M&F: What are your hobbies outside of training?

ML: I’m a big fan of golf. I also like hunting, fishing, and rock climbing.

M&F: What advice do you have for people who exercise?

ML: It is important to take some time to relax from your sport or weightlifting routine. As soon as you are done with your sport or workout, you need to start a recovery process so you can come back stronger, healthier and ready to go the next day.

M&F: What are your plans for after the Olympics?

ML:I have been accepted to chiropractic school so after the summer I will figure out where I want to go. Besides that, I want to stay involved with athletes and help them realize that a healthy body is a body that can perform.

Age: 26

Height: 6’0"

Weight: 172 lbs

Residence: Minot, North Dakota

Twitter: @ma_lowe