The Michael Phelps Breakfast vs. Ryan Lochte’s Tire-Flipping

I think it’s safe to say that I’ve given you enough time to watch the Olympic events over the weekend, so here goes: U.S. swimmer Ryan Lochte totally owned Michael Phelps in the 400 IM and goes for gold again today in the 200 free. Keep reading to learn more…and perhaps Phelps needs to up his game, not placing in the 400 at all…while he has been eating Subway, Lochte has been flipping tires in his training…

So what exactly does the most-decorated Olympian eat for breakfast?


Here are some of the facts about Mr. Phelps:

Needless to say, Phelps likes ‘em. He can down three fried egg sandwiches and a five-egg omelet without so much as blinking. I’m not sure I could eat for a day after that!

He likes his in threes, with chocolate chips.

French toast
Give him three of these, as well.

Coffee…and an energy drink

Long story short, Phelps is consuming as much as 4,000 calories before most of us are awake. His dinners aren’t too shabby, either: loads of carbs from both pasta and an entire pizza for one.

We all know that Phelps appears in advertisements for Subway, so let’s assume he is sneaking a few hoagies into his diet. While he has been at that, however, fellow U.S. swimmer Ryan Lochte has been hard at work training his body…

Bejing was a disappointment for Lochte, and although he hasn’t completely changed his ways (he stopped skateboarding for 4 months but then broke down, purchasing a new skateboard a few weeks back despite the possibility of an injury—”I can’t stop being myself”, he said), he has certainly made the most of his time away from the Olympic pool. His training includes flipping a 850 lb. tire and lifting chains: stuff that not only intimidates the competition, but also made his body harder and stronger.

He switched up his diet, too, favoring scrambled eggs and fruit over a Mickey D’s platter of McMuffins and hash browns.

So who are you rooting for? Both guys swim for USA, but who is your pick to come out on top overall during London 2012? Let me know in the COMMENTS!

Until next time, keep watching and supporting TEAM USA!


Photo courtesy of USA Today

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  • tracy t

    Lochte all the way- he’s determined and put in the hard work for the wins. As for Phelps, it seems as though he is trying, but didn’t practice as much as he did for Beijing. Nonetheless, both are world class swimmers and will show the world that the United States is a dominator. Go Team USA!

  • Heather

    I love LOCHTE!!!!!!!! Go for gold, buddy

  • Cathy B.

    While I admire Lochte’s work ethic, I did not admire his attitude in his post win interview. True champions are gracious in winning as well as in defeat! Phelps is both and as such has outclassed, if not beaten, Lochte. That said, my favorite swimmer is actually Missy Franklin, the sweet 17 year old gold medalist from Colorado – now there is a swimmer with a great attitude! I agree with Tracy T – all our on our team so GO Team USA!

  • Dianne

    Go for GOLD USA!!!!! Love watching all the swimming both men and women. Phelphs I’m glad you’ve gotten medals in this your last Olympics. It’s been fun following you for years. Lohcte will return. Great Missy Franklin and ALL the other swimmers and divers!!!

  • Heather

    WE LOVE YOU ALL! Locthe wins in looks, but Missy in heart…luv the pic of them together!

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