I think in one of the recent interviews they talked about bbeing in the pool between 5-7 hours a day. No wonder he can eat the way he does. No one can deny the type of athlete he is. That is just freakish
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Alright Phelps fans, he is going for Gold #6 tonight in the 200 IM. He also has the semi finals in the 100 Fly. If he wins the 200 IM and 100 Fly Speedo is giving him a 1 million dollar bonus.
i know what you meant mate. football is the USA's most popular sport right?
I think "best Olympic athlete of all-time" is a exaggerated, but he definitely dominates his sport like no other athlete in their domain.
agreed they are freaks no doubt, too bad they never get to fully utilise there speed and strength due to the stop/start nature of the NFL.
It was stated last night before the race that Phelps burns around 4,000 calories during his daily workout. When i heard that i almost hit the floor.
The stop and start nature, is one of the MOST athletic aspects of the game. 50 yard sprinters are greater at starting, hitting top speed in a few seconds, and maintaining top speed for a few seconds until the race ends. For American Football athletes, the stop and go is a SERIOUS exercise of agility & power. To be able to stop & go, turn and powerfully launch into a power sprint takes an enormous amount of agility, quickness & power. The whole point of those short, choppy ladder drills are to sharpen that agility and quickness. Power, as refined through Plyo's and Power Lifts, are the main propellant of being able to QUICKLY stop & go.
On the baseball note... no brother, sadly, its nowhere near over.
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P.S. Don't mean to Hijack, GO PHELPS!
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Think about it being summer and your like 16 and Phelps shows up at the local pool to play marco polo. He'd be a monster, people wouldnt even have to say polo to get tagged. The only safe place is land. *shudders in fear*
My girlfriend is a baseball fanatic! So I'm dragged to the games. I kid you not, when "our" team makes a good play, I cheer because it moves the game along and the quicker outs are made, the quicker the game ends. No offense to the baseball fans out there, just not MY sport.
If my girl ever found this post, I'd be neck deep in it.
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No matter what you say if Michael Phelps name is in the conversation the words incredible, fantastic or unbelievable would have to be used. He has put on a clinic, the man is bad-ass.