United States’ most successful and most decorated Olympian of all time with a total of 28 medals, former competitive swimmer, Michael Phelps, shared a video of himself working out to Eminem’s “Greatest” track from his 2018 album, Kamikaze and Till I Collapse from The Eminem Show. “One max. One fail. Til next time front squats. Thx keendog.” he wrote in the caption.
Michael Phelps holds the all-time records for Olympic gold medals, Olympic gold medals in individual events and Olympic medals in individual events. When Phelps won eight gold medals at the 2008 Beijing Games, he broke fellow American swimmer Mark Spitz’s 1972 record of seven first-place finishes at any single Olympic Games.
Phelps is no stranger to Eminem’s music. Back in 2016, then 31-year-old Phelps took home the Lip Sync Battle: All-Stars Live title by crushing Eminem’s “Lose Yourself.”
In 2016, during the interview with New York Times, the legendary swimmer revealed that his pre-race playlist includes songs from Eminem, Jeezy and Lil Wayne: “When I’m walking in this time, it was Eminem. I went back to 2003 Eminem, 2004 Eminem. I had some Lil Wayne from ’08. When I was in the ready room getting ready to go out, I was listening to Nero and Skrillex just kinda trying to really get going and really get amped before I would walk out. That helped a lot.”
Few years ago, Slim Shady was named the best artist to work out to, and a separate study found that listening to the legendary Detroit rapper will boost work out performance. “Till I Collapse,” featuring Nate Dogg was also named Work Out Song Of The Year by Spotify several times. With 28 gold medals to his name, it seems safe to say that Phelps’ playlist is a highly effective one.
You can watch the video of Michael Phelps working out to Eminem’s songs below:
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