Olympics 2012: Michael Phelps has mastered the psychology of speed





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Published on Jun 15, 2012

In the water, Michael Phelps is a force to be reckoned with. But his dominance in the pool isn't just a physical attribute. Phelps's exacting mental standards and preparation propel him beyond other swimmers. Learn more: http://wapo.st/LS2Z8o

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Gil Su Kim
Three lessons learned are that 1. I need to be super good at setting goals 2. visualize how I can reach the goal 3. put into practice to meet the daily goals 
Melanie Rowland
1:36 And a good thing, too. 6 weeks later his goggles filled with water during his 200 fly and he swam it blind. Still won gold and broke the world record.
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Coconut Leaf Spine
So basically you gotta be CEO of your own swimming.
Conor Frost
Michael Phelps, Poseidon much?
Basem Magd
Phelps is willing to do the workouts and not feel intimidated doing Bowman's workouts because he is mentally ready at all times.
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Conor Frost
i mean, he's a professional olympic swimmer
I kinda call Michael Phelps the Michael Jordan of swimming. A swimmer that can't do wrong and does just about everything the best.
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tatiana walls
8 olympic gold medalist, beat Ian thorpe AKA: Thorpedo, beat Mark Spits World record of 7 gold medals and being the best swimmer on the planet
Conor Frost
bob bowman pretty awesome coach
Ali Qassar
مايكل فيلبس اسطورة لا تتكرر 
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