Michael Phelps Biography
Micheal Phelps biography - Michael Fred Phelps was born to swim on June 30th 1985. He grew up in Baltimore Maryland wit his parents Fred and Debbie Phelps along with his two older sisters.Unfortunatly, his parents divorced when Michael was 9 years old and went their separate ways. Michael has kept a distant relationship with his dad over the years. He was quoted saying, "We'llthrow emails back and forth every now and then." Fred Phelps has missed out on Michael's AMAZING accomplishments in life and swimming. He can read about it in Michael Phelps biography!
Micheal Phelps biography continues when Michael started swimming at the age of 7 partly because of his "extra energy." His load of energy was diagnosed as ADHD and swimming was a great outlet forit. Needless to say, he is very blessed with this ability to move through the water at high speeds. Water and Michael Phelps were a perfect match! He has excelled in swimming at such a rapidpace, that at the age of 23 he already holds the record for the most gold medals won at a single Olympics. 16 medals all together will hang in his medal case. An unbelievable accomplishment for thisyoung man!
There is no doubt that he has a natural swimming ability, but he also works at it very hard!
Michael Phelps WorkoutMichael Phelps workout would make anyone want to run and hide! ha He swims 6 days a week, on average, and 5 hours a day. I found this sample workout posted on the internet. This was a workout for ONEday only.
His morning session: was 9000scy endurance IM
His afternoon session:
Warm Up:6x (50 free, 50 side kick, 50 fly drill, 50 pull buoy, 50 im, 50 im)
20x 100 on 1:15 (25 fly-50free-25fly)
500 stroke (50 kick 50 drill)
Main Set:2000 timed kick stroke
4x100 IM drill continous
Pulling Set:10x 200 on 3:00 odd =free (moderate) even=fly (fast)
4 Speed Set:24x25 fly on :30 (1-ez drill, 1-no breath, 1-sprint)
After practice he did 500 abdominals and stretched. You can imagine how much you would have to eat to keep up with this kind of workout! Well, Michael did just that.........EAT and EAT andEAT!
Michael Phelps DietMicheal Phelps diet would blow anyone away. He consumes a whopping 12,000 calories a day. That is five times more than the average male. Here is a sample day for Mr. Phelps.
Breakfast: Three fried-egg sandwiches loaded with cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, fried onions and mayonnaise. Two cups of coffee. One five-egg omelet. One bowl of grits. Three slices of Frenchtoast topped with powdered sugar. Three chocolate-chip pancakes.
Lunch: One pound of enriched pasta. Two large ham and cheese sandwiches with mayo on white bread. Energy drinks packing 1,000 calories.
Dinner: One pound of pasta. An entire pizza. More energy drinks.
He has even admitted that it is hard to keep the weight on. He said that if he could bottle his metabolism he would be rich.
Michael Phelps Facts1. Michael Phelps is 6' 0" tall and 200 pounds.
2. His torso is that of a 6'8" man
3. His legs are that of a 6'0" man
4. Arm Span is 6'7" long
5. He has size 14 feet that act like flippers.
6. He's double jointed in the ankles and knees.
7. Loves English Bulldogs
8. Loves playing video games.
9. Plays poker to unwind with friends.
10. He loves his car.
More great Micheal Phelps facts in his Michal Phelps biography.
Michael Phelps GirlfriendDoes Michael Phelps have a girlfriend? There are rumors that Michael has a girlfriend named Monica. If he does have a girlfriend, don't you think she would have been in the stands with Michael's momwatching the Olympics?
When asked about having a girlfriend Michael replied with,"Away from the Olympics I"'e got a pretty quiet life. It's kinda boring. I haven't got a girlfriend and I can't do the kind of thingsall my friends are doing as college students. I swim, listen to hip hop and work on my car. But, in my opinion, that's still a pretty good life. I don’t know whether I’d want to trade itfor anything." Probably more on Michael Phelps girlfriend in Michael Phelps biography.
The latest news on Michael Phelps girlfriend is a tad different. In an interview in Beijing, Michael stated, ""Part of my life is kept to myself. I'm able to relax and be with my friends. Thosepretty much are the only people who really know the answer to that question." Referring to weather or not he has a girlfriend. He was also told that Carrie Underwood has a crush on him which hehtought was pretty cool!
I'm not sure we will ever find that part of his life out. Does he or doesn't he? I guess this is great news for all the ladies that think Michael Phelps is incredibly sexy! I think he is not onlyvery hot, but he is such a motivating person for people who are trying to go for their dreams. I also wonder if he has a bad boy edgy side to him?
Michael Phelps Tattoo
MichaelPhelps biography photo from Flickr photo taken from veryus Yes, Michael Phelps does have a tattoo or two! It is barley visible except when he is wearing a regular speedo. He has a M thatstand for The University of Michigan, and the Olypic rings.
It would be safe to say that he may have others hidden as well! Maybe he will talk about them in his new Michael Phelps biography.
Michael Phelps QuotesBeing compared to Ian Thorpe, that could be one of the greatest compliments you could ever get in swimming - being compared to him and Mark Spitz. Michael Phelps
Every day after I wake up, I think, 'Wait... this can't be real; I'm still going to wake up.' Michael Phelps
I always thought, it would be neat to make the Olympic team. Michael Phelps
I have reached a place in my life where I need to sit down and say, 'Well, what do I do? What's best for me?' I need to look into options for the future. Michael Phelps
I have the opportunity to be part of swimming history. To take the sport to a new level would be an honor for me. There's no better time to try this than now. Michael Phelps
I think that everything is possible as long as you put your mind to it and you put the work and time into it. I think your mind really controls everything. Michael Phelps
I want to be able to look back and say, 'I've done everything I can, and I was successful.' I don't want to look back and say I should have done this or that. I'd like to change things for theyounger generation of swimmers coming along. Michael Phelps
We will read a lot more about his inspirational quotes in his Michael Phellps biography that will soon be released.