Michael Phelps Says This Is His Secret To Success



Swimming sensation Michael Phelps spent endless hours in the pool preparing to turn into the most achieved Olympian ever.

He additionally spent innumerable hours in bed, sleeping! 

Phelps says preparing and dozing were similarly basic when it came to building up his pile of 28 Olympic awards.

"At a youthful age I figured out how significant rest was," says Phelps, who addressed CNBC about his preparation strategies from the New York City showroom.


"I truly can't state it enough. I don't think individuals truly give enough consideration to how significant rest is." -Michael Phelps


Rest is "the place you can normally develop and your body recoups," says Phelps.

When Phelps was preparing for the Olympics, he swam seven days per week, covering somewhere in the range of 70,000 and 100,000 yards per week.

As a major aspect of his exercise routine, Phelps followed how much rest he got as well as how well he slept in terms of quality. He made note of the amount and nature of his rest and information focuses, for example, regardless of whether he was getting REM rest, profound rest or light rest.

"I truly can't state it enough. I don't think individuals truly give enough consideration to how significant rest is," says Phelps.

He was in the pool three to five hours every day seven days per week. To keep up that exercise plan, Phelps rested eight hours per night and took a 2-3 hour nap every evening, he says.

So perhaps 8 hours of sleep AND naps are the key to victory?

Just maybe!

As a now retired athlete, Phelps still attempts to get at any rate eight hours of shut eye a night. In any case, since he has a nine-month-old child, that is a test deserving of an Olympian!