Caeleb Dressel’s Insane Workout Routines for Tokyo Olympics 2020

Published 07/13/2021, 10:57 AM EDT
Jun 19, 2021; Omaha, Nebraska, USA; Caeleb Dressel swims Men’s 100m Butterfly Finals during the U.S. Olympic Team Trials Swimming competition at CHI Health Center Omaha. Mandatory Credit: Rob Schumacher-USA TODAY Sports

The Michael Phelps era is officially over as he won’t return for another Olympic event. The American swimmer has been dominant for years, and it’s time for new swimmers to step up.


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Caeleb Dressel takes the mantle of the fastest swimmer in the world as of right now. Having won eight gold medals in the World Championships in Gwangju, he is the outright favorite to win seven gold medals in Tokyo.

Although the pandemic has messed up a lot of athletes’ schedules, Dressel’s workout for the Olympics is quite astonishing. As the greatest sporting event will start on July 23rd, Dressel’s insane workout routine is inspiring.


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Caeleb Dressel set to shine in Tokyo Olympics

Even though the pandemic was a major cause of concern, swimmers found means to train. The lack of swimming pools to train was a hindrance, but it never stopped the swimmers from training to achieve their goals.

While talking about Dressel, he starts his day by waking up to a quick snack after which he enters the gym at 7:00 am, for a two-hour weight session. Right after that, he hits the swimming pool for a two-hour swim to improve his technique and skill set.

After a break to energize his batteries, Caeleb once again jumps into the pool for another swim workout. Even though weight training is important for swimming, the actual exercise in the pool refines the technique of swimmers.

OMAHA, NEBRASKA – JUNE 20: Caeleb Dressel of the United States reacts after competing in the Men’s 50m freestyle final during Day Eight of the 2021 U.S. Olympic Team Swimming Trials at CHI Health Center on June 20, 2021 in Omaha, Nebraska. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Likewise, Dressel spoke about the need for mental stability as well. Recently, Simone Manuel expressed her concerns about the over-training syndrome she had that backtracked her progress in the swimming pool. Reigning 100-meter women’s freestyle Olympic champion failed to qualify for the event because of this issue.


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Dressel giving it out to the community

Dressel’s vertical jump ranks among the very best in all athletes in the world. Besides his hard work in the pool, launching an online course named ‘Piece by Piece’ was inspiring as Dressel addresses the swimmers for improving their mental health, technique, and workout routines.

In another innovative idea, the YouTube channel, Dressel Dissects, focuses on the different races he has performed. He analyzes himself to give aspiring swimmers a chance to focus on their technique and point out the common mistakes.


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USA’s Caeleb Dressel cries while standing with his gold medal on the podium of the Men’s 4x100m Freestyle Relay Final during the swimming event at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on August 7, 2016. (Photo by GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP via Getty Images)

When speaking about his swimming routines, Caeleb swims in the morning and evening on Tuesdays and Thursdays. On Wednesdays and Fridays, he swims once and hits the gym for another weight session.

The alternate swimming routines help him relax his muscles and enhance his performance. By swimming once on Saturdays, resting on Sundays helps to relax his muscles and get going again the next week.


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The Tokyo Olympics 2020 is set for Caeleb Dressel to shine. He to win seven gold medals in Tokyo. After each session, Dressel reflects on his daily activity and looks to find minor tweaks to make improvements. The sheer passion and determination are there for all to see as he looks set to shine in Tokyo.

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Jacob Gijy

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Jacob Gijy is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. Gijy finished his Masters in Counselling Psychology and worked in a hospital for 2 years before his passion for sports compelled him to find his way to sports journalism. A fan of the great Tim Duncan, he is always ready to pick up a debate with anyone who does not offer the centre the respect he deserves.