15 Reasons It Should Be Illegal For Michael Phelps to Wear a Shirt

When the Summer Olympics roll around every four years, people huddle around their TV screens and scan Twitter to keep up with who's taken home gold, which country is in the lead, and to drool over the finest physical specimens currently walking around this earth. Of all the hot Olympians out there, there's just something about Michael Phelps that never fails to leave us a little weak (his abs, it's his abs). Since killing it at the Athens Olympic Games in 2004, the swimmer has racked up more and more accolades, welcomed one seriously cute son, and steadily kept us swooning (again: look at his abs). In honor of his success at the games in Rio this year, let's take a look at the 15 biggest reasons we should all be saying a silent prayer of thanks that he went into a sport that requires him to wear barely any clothing.