"I use a bunch of Speedo training gear, like kickboards, pull buoys, training paddles, and snorkels," Phelps says.
"I'll also listen to music during some of my longer workouts with H20 Audio's waterproof headphones." Hit the Weights "In preparation for Beijing, I started adding weightlifting to my dry-land work," Phelps says.
Michael Phelps has enough gold medals to last a lifetime, and he scored the real golden ticket in fiancée Nicole Johnson.
The 2010 Miss California USA, who welcomed son Boomer Robert with Phelps in May, has been dating the world’s most decorated Olympian on and off since 2007.
And while the couple hit a few road bumps along the way — a breakup in 2011 and Phelps’ DUI bust three years later — the pair got back together in 2014 before getting engaged in February 2015. He is the epitome of working hard, dreaming big and achieving the all American Dream,” Johnson wrote Tuesday on Instagram after Phelps nabbed the gold for Team USA in the 4×200-meter freestyle relay.
With the Rio games in full swing, new mom Johnson hasn’t missed a beat as she and baby Boomer are constant fixtures at Phelps’ heats. Though the couple has yet to set a marriage date, Phelps has known Johnson was The One for a long time. ’ I just told her exactly how I felt,” Phelps said last year via USA Today.
"Sleep is also a big part of my recovery," Phelps says.
Watch the emotional special via The Michael Channel below.
"For me, some of the most effective drills focus on vertical kicking and underwater kicking," Phelps says. Another important drill for me is sculling [a stroke in which you move your arms back and forth in small figure eights].
It really helps me maintain my feel for the water." Get in Gear Ramp up your pool workout by incorporating new training tools into your routine.
He and Johnson, a former Miss California USA, dated on and off for eight years before getting engaged in February 2015.
Embrace Drills Long swims are great for improving your endurance, but try other drills for speed and form.