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Best Sign of Spring

Sven Sundgaard's deltoids

KARE 11 Sunrise meteorologist Sven Sundgaard is way more than the dreamy weatherman we depend on to tell us what's to come from the skies above. We also lean on him to be a harbinger of Mother Nature's changing seasons. Sundgaard is so fit he makes Michael Phelps look like he let himself go. Maintaining that low body fat percentage demands consistent cardio. Minneapolitans who frequent the chain of lakes know Sundgaard jogs in the area with regularity and for months he's forced to cover up that ripped physique to fend off frostbite. Spring means the long sleeves are coming off and Sundgaard again will be getting his heart rate up on the paths in some kind of less-is-more wear that not only demands that we pay attention, but tells us all is right in the world and the season of budding flowers and fuzzy ducklings is upon us.

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