5 Training Tips from Michael Phelps

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5 Training Tips from Michael Phelps

The Olympic gold medalist reveals how he stays in race-ready form.

Long swims are great for improving your endurance, but try other drills for speed and form. "For me, some of the most effective drills focus on vertical kicking and underwater kicking," Phelps says. "It's painful, but very effective. 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."

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