Michael Phelps Listens To Afrojack, Avicii, & Skrillex [AUDIO]

May 9, 2012 8:33 am

Record breaking Olympian Michael Phelps took some time to towel off and call in to “On Air with Ryan Seacrest” to bust a popular myth surrounding his diet and most importantly share his Olympic playlist with us.

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Does Michael Really Eat 12,000 Calories A Day?
“I never ate that much. It’s all a myth. I’ve never eaten that many calories. I wish! It’s just too much though. It would be impossible.”

What’s On Your iPod Right Now?
“I’ve started listening to some Afrojack or Avicii or Skrillex. Guys like that give me more of an upbeat tune to get me even more fired up. Those are some new things I’ve started doing.”

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What Is Michael’s Morning Routine?
“I actually listen to you guys in the morning too sometimes. You guys are up whenever I’m going to the pool. I always hear Ryan on the radio whenever I’m scrolling through my stations. It actually helps me get up. I’m the worst morning person in the world. So being able to listen to some of the jokes you guys make definitely helps me get up in the morning.” But what does the speedster swimming meditate on while competing? Phelps confesses: “When I’m racing I don’t think about anything, but when I’m working out…yeah…it’s kind of whatever I hear right before I get out of the car. It’s kind of on repeat.”

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas?
“I don’t know. There’s a couple different things. I think she got a car one year. She got some jewelry one year. I’m not really sure, she doesn’t really like to express what she likes so I have to go out and just get something. So I’m not sure what I’m going to do for her this year, but I guess I’m running out of time since it’s only a couple of days away.”

How Does London Olympic Training Compare To Beijing Training?
“I’m a lot more relaxed than I was going into Beijing, and I think now we’re trying to fine-tune some of the small things that are going to end up making a big difference. Before we were just trying to do so much. Trying to work on a lot of volume in training, but now it’s focusing on some of the small things. With the older I get not being able to recover as fast as I once did so we’re trying to pay a lot of attention to all the tiny things.”

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