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The Visualization Technique That Helped USA Swimming Rack Up 33 Medals at the 2016 Olympics

The United States absolutely dominated the pool at the 2016 Summer Olympics. USA Swimming took home 16 gold medals, and no other country won mo...

3 Reasons Swimmers Should Train with Bilateral Breathing

In the never-ending debate over whether bilateral breathing is important for fast swimming we lay the case for breathing to both sides while you are in...

5 Strength Exercises for Swimmers to Build a Powerful Upper Body

Ever notice how ripped up these olympic swimmers are? Take a look at Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte: You don't get those types of bodies from just...

5 Heart Healthy Activities for Adults Who Don't Work Out

Everyone knows that exercise is critical towards ensuring a healthy heart and a longer life. But as people age, keeping up your heart's strength becomes...

What's Up With Cupping? 6 Facts About The Ancient Recovery Method Powering Olympians Like Michael Phelps

What's wrong with Michael Phelps? Sure, the guy's already added three gold medals at the 2016 Summer Olympics to make himself the most decorate...

Ryan Lochte's 8,000-Calorie Diet Includes Pizza, Wings and Soda Every Friday Night

When it comes to athletes' diets, swimmers seem to have the most extreme meal plans. Michael Phelps is known to have one of the craziest diets, eati...

After Winning Gold In Rio, Michael Phelps Ate Enough Spaghetti For 4 People

Michael Phelps is arguably the greatest Olympian ever. Currently holding 23 medals, he is the most decorated athlete in Olympic history. In the 2016 ...

South African Swimmer Works Hard to Annoy Michael Phelps

On Monday night, South African swimmer Chad Le Clos almost unhinged Michael Phelps. Before the men's 200m butterfly semifinal, Le Clos started to...

Why Olympic Swimmer Ryan Lochte Is Giving Up Alcohol Before the Olympics

U.S. Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte is trying something new before this summer's Olympics: he's giving up drinking alcohol. Swimmers call giving up al...

Spurs Guard Tony Parker is Training With Michael Phelps and the USA Swim Team This Off-Season

It's the NBA off-season. Some players are still on vacation, while others are grinding in the gym. But San Antonio Spurs point guard Tony Parker has...

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