Despite Training for 365 Days in a Year, Michael Phelps Once Revealed the Mandatory Habit He Always Practiced During Workouts

Every athlete has his or her own style of training. That also applies to the legendary swimmer, Michael Phelps. He was a kid when he fell in love with swimming. Phelps also has a lot of other hobbies. Phelps is also a fan of golf and has good golf friends like Tiger Woods. He did struggle a lot in his childhood. Despite all the struggle, Phelps never gave up.

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The Baltimore Bullet is one of the most decorated Olympians. He has 28 Olympic medals, which is double that of any rival of his. Out of those 28, 23 have gold medals themselves. Phelps trained hard to achieve whatever he is today. Born in 1985, Phelps used to train with whatever resources he had. He was raised by his mother, Deborah, after his parents’ divorce. He got more serious about swimming after joining the North Baltimore aquatic club.

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Get in gear with Michael Phelps

Many swimming aficionados still wonder about Phelps’ gears which assisted the legend in his career. Well the legend, via MensJournalrevealed“I use a bunch of Speedo training gear, like kickboards, pull buoys, training paddles, and snorkels,” Phelps said. Now let’s talk about what precise equipment he used during his whole career.

RIO DE JANERIO, BRAZIL – AUGUST 12: Michael Phelps of the United States competes in the Men’s 200m Individual Medley within the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on August 12, 2016.
(Photo by Okan Ozer/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

He used Speedo Speed ​​Sockets for swim goggles most of the time until their partnership ended, and he switched to MP Michael Phelps Swim XCEED. Phelps used Speedo Fastskin most of the time for racing suits. For swim snorkelers, Phelps used the MP Michael Phelps Focus Swim Snorkel. His favorite swim fins were the MP Michael Phelps Alpha Pro Swim Fins. Since swimming is a leg-dominated sport, swim paddles are very important. For swim paddles, he used MP Swim Michael Phelps Hand Paddles.

Michael Phelps after retirement also tends to support other sports and teach fitness to people via courses.

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“I’ll also listen to music during some of my longer workouts with H20 Audio’s waterproof headphones,” Phelps said. Looks like the legendary swimmer likes to concentrate while listening to some music. Music helps in concentrating which results in a greater output of work.

Behind the success of the legendary Phelps

Michael Phelps faced some setbacks in his life because of the divorce of his parents. His longtime coach, Bob Bowman, was a kind of guardian angel for Phelps because he guided him through a lot of things. Despite all the arguments they had, they were still the best of the best.

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DALLAS, TX – MAY 13: Swimmer, Michael Phelps and his coach, Bob Bowman pose for a portrait during the 2012 Team USA Media Summit on May 13, 2012 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)

Bob Bowman is currently the head coach of the Arizona State Sun Devils’ swimming and diving teams at Arizona State University. He is the closest person to Phelps after his family. Even Phelps has claimed that Bowman is the key element for his success.

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Legends are made by legends themselves. Phelps and Bowman are the best examples of a perfect duo and a relationship between a teacher and student. Phelps took gear and music as the juice during his training, with the motivation that came from Bowman. A question for our viewers, do you swim? If you do, then what gear do you use?