There’s a popular theory called the 10,000-hour rule which was repeatedly mentioned by Malcom Gladwell in his book Outlier: The Story of Success. The basic theory is, the key to success in any field, to a large extent, is a matter of practising a specific task for a total of 10,000 hours. And Michael Phelps is undoubtedly a testament to that rule. Watching this aqua beast gently slicing through the stillness of the cold water is one the best marvels of human strength and endurance.
Most of the time, we have seen him on the podium holding countless medals but you have to realise that success isn’t an overnight miracle, but comes after years of perseverance and hardcore training. Phelps practised swimming 6 days a week and devoted 3 days to weight training. His diet is full of fats and carbs, so as to keep him energised throughout his swimming drills. (Read: How swimming can help you lose weight!)
This video which will definitely motivate you to get up from your cosy bed and start working out. It doesn’t matter if you don’t break innumerable Olympic records, what’s important is to keep moving forward. The amazing background score and narration from the video will always help you to add fuel to your inner fire and help you rise and shine! (Read: A professional athlete’s fitness regime: An insider’s guide)
Video source: Colin Blair/YouTube
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Published: June 10, 2014 1:00 pm | Updated:September 23, 2014 4:07 pm