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Phelps Inspires an Ultimate Underdog Michael Phelps captivated millions during his legendary career. But maybe no story is as inspirational as the one involving Johnny Agar, a Michigan native born with cerebral palsy who has completed several marathons with his father pushing him in his wheelchair. April 7, 2017 Under Armour’s Michael Phelps spot by Droga5, which was Adweek’s pick as the best ad of 2016, has inspired countless people since it broke 13 months ago—perhaps no one. Bob Bowman (coach) Bob Bowman filled the void of a male influence in Phelps’ life.

Advertisement. Bob Bowman’s book, “The Golden Rules,” describes this one particular incident. It was.

Meet the Underdog Who Inspires Michael Phelps | This Week in Fitness. by Jonah Freedman April 14, 2017. We all need heroes, and that’s the theme in this edition of “This Week in Fitness” (check out our streamlined title!). Every other week, the. Bovada currently has Phelps as the bigger underdog: Phelps +400/great white shark -700 vs.

McGregor +350/Mayweather -500 Great Gold vs Great White. The 100-meter backstroke has been Aaron Peirsol’s turf since 2004, and in front of a sellout crowd at the Charlotte UltraSwim meet, he showed why, handing Michael Phelps. Furthermore, his unselfish gesture of giving teammate Ian Crocker a chance have a shot at Olympic gold medal by opting out of the 4x100 meter medley relay finals added a star to the already booming reputation of Michael Phelps. Meet Joseph Schooling, the man who beat Michael Phelps. done Friday night—winning gold in the 100-meter butterfly in Olympic-record time and doing it against the man who inspired him to swim.

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Bob Bowman has said that he was able to keep Michael Phelps going after he’d already won so many Olympic golds and set so many world records because he understood how to tap into Phelps’s unparalleled drive: “When it’s me and Michael in the pool, I have to know the things that motivate him, that don’t motivate him.”53

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  • If we’re doing a top 5 American athletes of all time list he’s gotta be on there. Phelps, Gehrig, Theismann, Jordan and Thorpe are my picks.

  • Mind set, target your knowledge,how to play with time, plan, hard working,not zero budget are 7 strategies to win life only 9 pages eBook + $0.7 price…

  • Thanks cause my brother who is my swimming coach turned back on me and saying i will never be anything… i guess i have to do anything on my own and try to be the greatest swimmer of all time

  • Were there usually surprise nipple twisters and surprise nuts taps happening to you and others in the locker room, pool, and poolside? ����

  • Michael Phelps is a legend, a GOAT, the most decorated Olympian of all time, my idol and he always will be.(I don’t know if this is just me but whenever I have a meet coming up, I always watch his races!!����������) He really did rewrite the record books….!!!!

  • The one thing I don’t understand is why everyone is like Michael for 2020 it’s like why can’t we just let the man retire. I understand he’s an amazing athlete and one of the reasons on why I’m swimming but everyone has to retire at some point and live there life they want to either that being in the spotlight or not it’s there choice. Why can’t some of us just accept his choice to not compete at the Olympics. I mean he has other aspirations like his own company

  • lots of my friends swim for the manta rays so they’ve all met him before, and they say he’s a really cool guy and he’s super nice and obviously super talented. crazy…

  • This man made me passionate about swimming. So bad we won’t be able to see him ever again.His skills in water are truly remarkable… There may be some other greats out there but no one will ever come close to this greatness!! Goat without discussion! Respect!

  • Michael Phelps is one of all times best athletes!
    What I especially admire is his longevity. Staying at the of the top until the end that is unique.

  • He didn’t want to be at 2012 Olympic Games….but…he was…and he won gold medals…He controlled sport of swimming every time he wanted to or not… absolutely brilliant.

  • my god dude notice how every swimmer is within inches of each other and he is up by meters. dude is a fucking god. so fascinating for real

  • Michael Phelps:

    2000 Olympics in Sydney at 15,  we notice your name
    2004 Olympics in Athens at 19,  we heard your name
    2008 Olympics in Beijing at 23,  we knew your name
    2012 Olympics in London at 27, we remember your name
    2016 Olympics in Rio at 31,  we wont ever forget your name

    Cheers to one of the best Olympic athlete ever!

  • so much ppl swim with 10 so good and in the future they are dont break the wall from a special race time. you need to break so much walls. its difficult to say,he can be the new MP.

  • I feel like a fish above water, because i don’t have access to a pool and my school doesn’t have a swim team. I need to break free someday. Someday when ever i make it to college ( im a junior right now). Please just be glad that you swim almost year round and have access to a large pool.Please help me:(. I only run XC and track at my school and can’t improve at all due to knee pains that have occured since 7th grade. Its very irritating and has resorted me to my last athletic talent, swimming. It’s the only thing i have left D: and nobody will understand that i feel, because nobody cares about swimming at my school. The people who understand are my coaches and my closest friends. Just please be thankful for what you have and take any opportunities you can get. I have this inner swimmer wanting to burst, but can’t because its trapped in a 26ft pool. Ive had many nicknames in the past year. This includes dolphin, fish and one person called me mini michael phelps (lol). Its just really sad that im trapped and there isnt away out except to just wait. PLZ HELP D:

  • The Outcome..
    Thank you for uploading such a beautiful and motivational video..
    Please will you do it on
    Boxing on Lomachenko.. Canelo Alvarez..
    GGG.. Usyk.. Anthony Yarde…
    Anthony Joshua.. Manny Pacquiao..
    Any of this..

  • It would be so good if we had a government here in Brazil that would support the one who besides doing his favorite sport, who goes down the tmb scholarship as well as the universities of the United States!


  • Michael Phelps thinking to himself when he touches down for a competition,

    “��Bling bling, every time I come around your city, bling bling

    My neck gonna be worth about 50, bling bling ����

    (cash money millionaires for you new schoolers )

  • it’ll be interesting to see Michael in the 2020 Olympics -if you haven’t, follow Michael on his YT channel for insight to the grueling work he does to be a champion…..

  • im a casual 16 y/o swimmer and I feel kinda sad that everyone else is in a club or something and not me.

    What i mean by casual is that i go train at the pool every week and thats it.

  • Every alternate day or sometimes daily……i watch this video of phelps…get pumped and do the things which takes me closer to my goals…..tqsm for the video ����

  • Hell Ya This is so good so proud to be in the swimming Community we may wake up early and swim Late at night but that makes the swimmers we are today

  • I know from personal experience that great genetics + Adderall = awesomeness haha!! I’m 47 years old and can outsprint and outlift college boys LOL! Like Phelps, I have severe A.D.D. too which Phelps is a poster boy for so we are “legally doped up” when competing plus people with A.D.D. really succeed once they find their “interest.” Regardless, Phelps is THE GOAT!!!

  • interesting he did not take a butterfly kick off his 2nd breastroke wall. He did it on the 1st beastroke wall tho! I wonder why hmm

  • This is like the best motivational video I’ve ever seen. I’ve watched it about 100 times �� It really keeps me going and I’m so much closer to my goal. kudos!

  • Winningest Olympic athlete ever but videos about him have such few views and no typical hour long documentary on him can be found…that is mind boggling!

  • Michael Phelps may be considered the greatest Olympian of All times. However, Phelps is definitely the strongest mentally athlete in the history of sports.

  • Put Matthew Lucky from sailfish aquatics NC Record holder on here he’s 14 and is with this kid, possibly the faster 14 year old breaststroker on the east

  • The message of the video is good but eventually it has his bad sides like too much stress on your body and mind will breakdown you at some point you cant push everyday at your max effort cause you will be a mess haha So i find out this about myself wanted to just share it with ya:)

  • Зачем писать оглавление на русском языке, а видео на англицком показывать? Вот в чем ваша идея? Как это у вас в голове сложилось? Все нормально?

  • Il proiettile di Baltimora. Per chi ha fatto nuoto agonistico una leggenda. C’è da dire che in una delle otto gare era arrivato alla pari e il computer l’ha fatto vincere di un centesimo perchp la macchina era andata in tilt.

  • He spoke about learning to love himself. A lot of elite sportsmen seem deeply unhappy. As if eternal self-loathing drives them. Lance Armstrong being another example that comes to mind. Most of the time a result of terrible parenting?

  • I am big fan for you one day swming old record in 50 meter free. Style Michael Phelps I am challenging you next coming Olympics my freestyle instrumental time 18 second this is m d imamuddin jai hind

  • Seems like a good guy but trust me as I Swimmer I should know if you want to be anything good you have to pratice everyday all day

  • Tonight a documentary on depression, “The Weight of Gold,” produced by Phelps, premieres streaming on HBO. I look forward to seeing it. I can barely swim, but have lived with lifelong depression: Good for Michael for speaking out!

  • The premise of this video is off. Its important to get plenty of sleep. Thats when your muscles grow. You shouldn’t be forcing yourself out of bed. Besides, there are like 14 hours in the day so its not like there’s not enough time…I mean unless you have a full time job in addition to athletics in which case you clearly aren’t that serious about it hence why are you pushing yourself so hard?

  • I like how he overcame his self esteem problems. It sucks to hit rock bottom, I just hope he doesn’t become a huge egomaniac, which I highly doubt, by the way hahahaha

  • It’s nice to watch this with the organic sounds of the race environment instead of announcers talking the entire time. Thanks for that.


  • My twin boys are 6 and my daughter is 4 they are all in swill lessons at the ymca and all coming along well I will show this to them for inspiration this family of swimmers and leaders is awesome!!!! Go Fosters!!!!!!

  • Listened to this before my first 500 free, got regionals. I believed in my self, I powered through the pain, I thought of the good not the bad.

  • If it was easy everyone would be doing it. Yes. Absolutely! If you wanna do something that bad, you make sacrifices. You are a combination of mental, physical and emotional toughness.If you have every one of them, that’s what makes you GREAT

  • I imagine the other swimmers felt a lot like the other Oscar hopefuls when The Return Of The King swept the Oscars and dashed their dreams.

  • I used to swim a lot back in the days. Waking up at 5am, doing a practice, school, short nap and evening practice. I had this motivational speech on my alarm clock.
    I consider this the best motivational speech out there for swimmers.

    I am 27 now and all i do now is 1 practice per week swimming just because i like it. I kinda miss that motivation i had for swimming.

  • I can’t understand a lot of what the host is saying.

    Why do they have someone doing interviews with such a heavy accident and hard to understand

  • I know this is technically for swimmers, but the actual dialog is encouraging for all athletes. I’m a dancer and just listening to this makes me want to work harder.

  • Michael Phelps possesses an ideal swimming physique-a long torso, long arms, short and powerful legs, is a recipe for balance, efficiency of stroke, endurance and unparalleled desire to compete and dominate.

  • I loved my four hours a day for twenty years in the pool. With your best mates with your heroes and then you compete!!!!!! I love to compete.

  • I stopped swimming a year ago i just got to tired but now im telling myself im ready again im gonna do this and im gonna rise this time
    My old team doesnt know im swimming again but im gonna show them that i have a time to shine too like theirs

  • Wow when u put it that way: “when you take one day off it takes 2 days to get back to where you were before you stopped”, its really equates to 7 days a week of continuous improvement vs 4 days, because taking off sunday really means monday and tuesday are being used to get you back to saturday.

  • Andrew looks taller than Phelps, and Phelps is supposed to be 6’4″. Either Phelps isn’t really 6’4″ or Andrew is taller than his reported 6’3″.

  • rise and shine…

    It’s 6 am and your hand can’t make it to the alarm clock before the voices in your head begin telling you that it’s too early, too dark, and too cold to get out of bed.

    Aching muscles lie still in rebellion pretending not to hear your brain commanding them to move.

    A legion of voices are shouting their unanimous permission for you to hit the snooze button and go back to dreamland, but you didn’t ask their opinion.

    The voice you’ve chosen to listen to is one of defiance. It says that there was a reason you set that alarm in the first place, so sit up, put your feet on the floor and don’t look back because we’ve got work to do.

    Welcome to the Grind.

    For what is each day but a series of conflicts between the right way and the easy way?

    Ten thousand streams fan out like a river delta before you, each one promising the path of least resistance, but the thing is, your headed upstream, and when you make that choice, when you decide to turn your back on what’s comfortable and what’s safe and on what some would call “common sense.”

    Well that’s day one. From there it only gets tougher, so just make sure that this is something that you want because the easy way out will always be there, ready to wash you away. All you have to do is pick up your feet.

    But you aren’t going to are you? With each step comes the decision to take another, you’re on your way now. This is no time to dwell on how far you’ve come. You’re in a fight against an opponent that you can’t see but you can feel him on your heels, can’t you? Feel him breathing down your neck?

    You know what that is? That’s you. Your fears, your doubts, your insecurities all lined up like a firing squad ready to shoot you out of the sky.

    But don’t lose heart. While they are not easily defeated, they are far from invincible. Remember this is the Grind the Battle Royale between you and your mind, your body and the devil on your shoulder who is telling you “this is just a game, that this is just a waste of time. Your opponents are stronger than you.”

    Drown out the voice of uncertainty with the sound of your own heartbeat, burn away your self doubt with a fire lit beneath you, remember what we’re fighting for, and never forget that momentum is a cruel mistress. She can turn on a dime of the smallest mistake. She is ever searching for the weak place in your armor that one tiny thing that you forgot to prepare for.

    So as long as the devil is hiding in the details, the question remains, “Is that all you got? Are you sure?”

    When the answer is yes, when you’ve done all you can to prepare yourself for battle, then it is time to go forth and boldly face your enemy the enemy within.

    Only now you must take that fight into the open, into hostile territory. You’re a lion in a field of lions all hunting the same elusive prey with a desperate starvation that says “victory is the only thing that can keep you alive.”

    So believe that voice that says you CAN run a little faster, you can throw a little harder, and that for you, the laws of physics are merely a suggestion.

    Luck is the last dying wish of those who want to believe that winning can happen by accident. Sweat on the other hand, is for those who know that it is a choice.

    So decide now because destiny waits for no man and when your time comes and a thousand different voices are trying to tell you that you’re not ready for it listen instead to that lone voice of dissent the one that says “You are ready, you are prepared, it’s all up to you now.”

    So Rise and Shine.

  • Какой рекорд? Где побит? За сколько? Какая дистанция? Охуительный видос где показывают красивую обложку и классный пиздеж на фоне.

  • He is amazing… Very inspiring me. Finally I’m really love swimming. Seneng banget lihat idola satu ini. Besok kalau punya anak pengen gw jadiin Kaya dia. Basa harum nama INDONESIA

  • Good speech but he says a few stupidities as well. 22:23 “if everything was exactly perfect and we got everything we wanted in every single step of the way, would that really be that fun?” Of course YES you idiot. Life is not meant to be a struggle for no reason but a joy, a pleasure. Of course it would be fucking fun and also it would be even more motivating to do more stuff and EVOLVE more and more,and get better all the time. He is confused sometimes and he doesnt know what he is talking about.

  • One night, while living in Mexico I was watching the Sports segment of the news and they were discussing Phelps and whether he was truly a great Olympian. They agreed he was not, for whatever reasons they had. Mexico s a country has never won a Gold. I have no idea how many Phelps has won. 28 total, from Gold to Bronze. Next time you try to reason with a Nationalist, bear that in mind.

  • MP is a true motivation. Going through all the pressure in those years and surviving a suicide, coming back stronger. He shares his thoughts in such a nice way. A very good interview.

  • I read somewhere if Phelps were a country, he would be 7th in the world for most gold medals and total Olympic medals. That’s crazy

  • You know, I used to watch this vid when I did swimming over 2 years ago and saw this vid on my favourite list. I can still relate to this day with what I do on a daily basis, this video is worth watching even if you’re not a swimmer!

  • I play soccer so I don understand this at all but I’m amazed at how graceful their turn around is, that flip thing is so gracefully, I could never. I would also probably drown trying to do this because swimming is not my forte.

  • I love taking the easy way but then that voice comes telling me If you take that way You’ll achieve Nothing
    Then I’m like Damnit Taking the hard way out

  • That’s my team mate he is 5 years older then me and I look up to him his brother and his sister so much. His sister is my couch and she is an AMAZING couch!! GO RAYS

  • Ah, the genetically modified human that is Michael Phelps. I always thought something was strange about him. 8 gold medals and not an ounce of joy or happiness. Now it all makes sense.

  • I am a swimmer and I have broken 4 New Zealand records but when I lose or get DQ I will probably cry up and then the next week I will try extra had and it pays of and my dream has always been to make the olympics

  • I’m too tired to enjoy this video…after getting up at 5 am, doing 3,000 laps and then going to work…I am shot, what is it about again?

  • Phelps: “I sacrificed a lot. Worked out 365 days a year for 5-6 years straight. I lost when I didn’t follow the process of my coach, etc.”

    YouTube comments: “It’s all his genetics.”

  • After the recent World Championships he would never be back anyway. Too much talent in his main events, more talent than he had in his prime.

  • He deserved to be on the Wheaties Boxes all 3 times. He even beat Mark Spitz’s 1972 record for the most one at one time. You the man Michael.

  • He went to my school but when he had to try academically he transferred to public school and just does online school a couple hours and trains all day. Kind op

  • I only swim 6 times a week on my own time, i quit basketball to finally do something what i have always wanted and i can swimming is not easy, but progress keeps me motivated

  • Hello swim lovers! Where can I see those records, are they listed somewhere? I have 2 sons, a 10 year old and a 13 year old, they are both swimmers, they started just 2 year ago, kind of late, i know, my question is how many practices a week for each age and how long my kids should have? they got ok, but I know that they could do much better. Anyway, good luck Carson and hope for the best for everyone. Btw, our somehow local preferred and loved swimmer is Leah Hayes.

  • Well, things to consider is technology nowaday, nutritions, better coaching etc. I expect records to be break, so i only compare era to era, and during his era, hes a king! Same goes for Bolt!

  • Man great interview true warrior. Key point he made was he stood out he was willing to do the work that other people weren’t going to do which is train everyday. He was also wanted to be the best and wasn’t intimidated by it.

  • He’s terrific, no doubt, but don’t compare him to Phelps. It was incredibly good of Carson to make the Trials cut in the 400 IM at 15. But Phelps, at 15, was 4th in the 200 fly at the Olympics! One way for Carson to legitimately compare himself to Phelps would be to break his 400 LC IM WR. That would certainly cancel a lot of doubt.