Now that Michael Phelps is an Olympian athlete of unheard proportions, let's take a close look at the efforts behind the man and how his daily training compares with the routines and actions of all our other favorite present-day sports stars.


Michael Phelps:
(in correlation with 8,000-10,000 calorie per day diet) 3 sandwiches of fried eggs, cheese, lettuce, tomato, fried onions and mayo, 1 omelet, abowl of grits, 3 slices of french toast, and some chocolate chip pancakes.

Mike Tyson: Smoked sausage, cooked ham, protein shake, dreams of others, small children

Michael Vick: Bread, water, a freshly tossed salad

Takeru Kobayashi: An entire Denny's

Daily Training Schedule

Michael Phelps: Several workouts throughout the day, each of them including a warm upset, a main set, a pulling set, and a 4 speed set, with stretching and abdominal work in between each overall workout.

Eli Manning: Light cardio, various passing drills, reciting the alphabet, coloring in Dora the Explorer craft book

Tiger Woods: Crest white strip application, practicing on favorite scenic golfcourse, crest white strip application, signature and penmanship drills for endorsement deals, go to dentist for teeth whitening procedure

Marcus Bent: Excessive cardio, ball handling and footwork exercises, going to the beach, slamming hot chicks

Before an event, the following athletes like to…

Michael Phelps: Fill up on carbs like pasta for energy, take a power nap

Tony Romo: Reassure himself, drink lots of water, send final text-to-AIM messages to JessyBear80

Kimbo Slice: Do some quick pushups, stretch out, comb own beard with the teeth of a great white

Barry Bonds: Get rid of the evidence

Words of Wisdom

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."

Lance Armstrong:"Anything is possible. You can be told that you have a 90-percent chance or a 50-percent chance or a 1-percent chance, but you have to believe, and you have to fight."

OJ Simpson: "The day you take complete responsibility for yourself, the day you stop making any excuses, that's the day you start to the top."

2006 Duke LAX Team: "..Yeah…"