PVC Physical Strategy 47

Ryan Murphy’s Dry-Land Training

Ryan Murphy is an American competitive swimmer who specializes in backstroke. He is a three-time Olympic gold medalist and world-record holder in the men’s 100-meter backstroke. At the 2016 Summer Olympics, Murphy swept the backstroke events by winning gold in the 100- and 200-meter backstroke. Source: Wikipedia

  • BornJuly 2, 1995 (age 25 years), Palos Heights, IL
  • College teamUniversity of CaliforniaBerkeley
  • Height1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
  • Weight91 kg (201 lb)
  • ClubBolles School Sharks, JacksonvilleFlorida
  • Current teamUnited States of America
  • EducationThe Bolles SchoolUniversity of California, BerkeleyHaas School of Business

Like all USA Olympic swimmers, Ryan is a beast when it comes to dry-land training. Please take a look at his workout video and perform whatever exercises you can. I realize you may not have the right equipment but see what you can do. Don’t look for reasons why you can’t; look for reasons why you should. While you’re at it, summarize his expert advice in 100 words or more.

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