Artist and Behavioral Specialist Greg Herzog, uses COLOR CODING DNA® Technique, to help better understand the performance of Michael Phelps in the 2012 London Olympics.

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Is one of the main reasons behind American swimmer Michael Phelps unprecedented success his whopping 12000 calories per day diet, physiology or something else?

Artist and Behavioral Specialist Greg Herzog, uses COLOR CODING DNA® Technique, to help better understand the performance of Michael Phelps and his 2012 London Olympic medal quest.

So what is it that gives Michael Phelps his unique competitive edge?

Greg Herzog, a former sub four minute miler and conditioning specialist in New York City has worked with competitive athletes, as well as individuals from the ages 5-94, and has made studying human performance his life’s work. This extensive experience led to the development of “AXIS CORE®”, a mathematical equation to predict and change behavior, as well as a Quantum Reaction Theory: COLOR CODING DNA®, to help better understand the foundation of the makeup of an individual in regard to performance.

Herzog believes he has broken the code of Michael Phelps and his 2012 London Olympics medal quest.

Michael Phelps is an American international swimmer who has, overall, won 16 Olympic medals—six gold and two bronze at Athens in 2004, and eight gold at Beijing in 2008, winning more medals than any other athlete at both of these Olympic Games. He has twice equaled the record eight medals of any type at a single Olympics achieved by Soviet gymnast Alexander Dityatin at the 1980 Moscow Summer Games. His five gold medals in individual events tied the single Games record set by compatriot Eric Heiden in the 1980 Winter Olympics and equaled by Vitaly Scherbo at the 1992 Summer Games. Phelps holds the record for the most gold medals won in a single Olympics; his eight at the 2008 Beijing Games surpassed American swimmer Mark Spitz's seven-gold performance at Munich in 1972. Phelps' Olympic medal total is second only to the 18 Soviet gymnast Larisa Latynina won over three Olympics, including nine gold, that he hopes to eclipse in London Olympics 2012. Phelps also holds the all-time record for most gold Olympic medals, at 14, as well as the record for most gold medals in individual events, at nine.

Is one of the main reasons behind American swimmer Michael Phelps unprecedented success his whopping 12000 calories per day diet, or physiology or both?

Phelps begins his day with hearty breakfast consisting of three fried-egg sandwiches, three chocolate chip pancakes, a five-egg omelet, three sugarcoated slices of French toast, and a bowl of grits(maize porridge).

Phelps’ lunch is not much smaller as he annihilates a pound of pasta over lunch, two large ham and cheese sandwiches covered in mayonnaise and many gallons of energy drinks.

For his evening meal, he finishes the remaining pound of pasta, followed by a pizza and more energy drinks.

When it comes to physiology the guy is a specimen.

Generally people have a wingspan that matches their height. Not Michael Phelps. At 6’4” tall, his arms extend outward to a total of 6’7”.
Phelps wears a size 14 shoe which gives him a 10% advantage over the competition.
He has a larger than average hand size which allows him to move more water.
Michael Phelps is double-jointed in the chest area; which enables him to extend his arms higher above his head and pull down at an angle increasing his efficiency through the water by as much as 20%. This also allows him to have quicker starts and turns.
His legs are proportionately short relative to his long, powerful trunk. His large upper body works as the engine that powers his long arms. Furthermore, his unique physiology reduces drag through the water and allows for maximum propulsion.
Michael Phelps has an above average lung capacity that allows him to execute his underwater dolphin kicks longer than the competition.
His genetic advantage causes his muscles to produce 50% less lactic acid than other athletes. This means he can works at higher work loads for longer periods.
With a body fat of 4%, he is better able to convert his effort into speed.
Looking at this list, it’s as if Michael Phelps is designed to swim.

Herzog believes that although Michael Phelps appears to be physically superior to other swimmers, there is more to his makeup than meets the human eye.

We know what people or things look like in human form, on MRI's and brain scans, but what would they look like if they were represented by color?

Greg Herzog has created a Quantum Reaction Algorithm, using a geometric mathematical equation, where X number of points represents the makeup of a subject and each degree of expression within the context of each point is color coded and weighted accordingly.

Some of the colors and definitions of the characteristics for the colors used in the Michael Phelps London Olympics 2012 COLOR CODING DNA® painting are as follows:

Indigo: emotional and sensitive. Bronze: independent and free. Orange: stubborn. Brown: loyal. Indigo: tenacious, and strong. Lt Blue: inventive, eccentric. Black: complicated and intense. Bronze: intuitive. Green: conservative and traditional. Black: strong emotions.

The COLOR CODING DNA® painting process is strikingly similar to the way patterns in Nature evolve. Since its discovery in the 1960's, chaos theory has experienced spectacular success in explaining many of Nature's processes. A mathematical system can be designed to generate COLOR CODING DNA® trajectories, where the degree of chaos can be tuned. Many natural chaotic systems form fractals in the patterns that record the process.

Herzog arrived at his equation in his own personal quest to understand himself, by researching every possible scientific pathway of human development, Newton, Galileo, Jung and Max Planck. If a subject was represented by a color or series of colors what would it look like?

Similar to Hedge Fund managers, Physicists and Economists or the Myers Briggs model, Herzog has written an algorithm that uses a branch of physics that utilizes a Quantum theory to describe and predict the properties of a physical system.

He analyzes the Quantum data of the individual or subject, and then he follows a mathematical model to identify and quantify relationships in the data to best understand the true nature of the individual or subject based on the relationships.

Like an ink blot test, the truth is in the eye of the beholder. You will see what you want to see and you can say what you want to say, but it appears that no one has ever represented Michael Phelps in the way Herzog has.

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