Alright, we're exaggerating. But for those of us that are out of shape, even 5 crunches can seem like 1,000,000. Becoming an Olympic athlete is not for the faint of heart. So please, consult with a doctor before you start taking your body into overdrive. It's not right for everyone. Working out hard is great, but working out smart is even better. Here's how Phelps does it.
Men's Journal takes us inside a day in the life of Phelps and his coach's intense fitness regimen. Think you're up for the challenge?