Monday, January 26, 2009

'Master Popov' and his innovative approach to sprinting!

If Alexandre Popov wore a cap and a speedsuit back in the day, swimmers like Cielo, Leveaux, Sullivan, Bernard, would still be chasing the dragon's tail!

At the 2:50 mark, Popov does a drill that is extraordinarily hard; it's the hardest drill you will ever do: water polo freestyle with a dolphin kick. Caveat, be really warmed up before you do this drill or your shoulders will "spank" you!


Swimming for ME said...

Fascinating... and some good drills to try to.

Tony Austin said...

For open water races I would look at Grant Hackett, Michael Phelps and his lope, Ian Thorpe and Erik Vendt.

Popov is sprint master.

Tony Austin said...

Oooops, ME, let me revise. Look at Ziegler, Manaudou, Hoff and Janet Evans. Manaudou and Evans for sure.

Rob D said...

I really dug this video. I was always intrigued by this guy when I was younger, he's like the aquatic zen master of working smarter-not-harder.