Phelps is a god.

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  1. Quote Originally Posted by Australian made View Post
    agreed they are freaks no doubt, too bad they never get to fully utilise there speed and strength due to the stop/start nature of the NFL.
    Yeah, that does suck. 40 yard dash is an over hyped physical trial, but it does give a good indication on acceleration and speed to a degree.


  2. It was stated last night before the race that Phelps burns around 4,000 calories during his daily workout. When i heard that i almost hit the floor.
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  3. Quote Originally Posted by Australian made View Post
    agreed they are freaks no doubt, too bad they never get to fully utilise there speed and strength due to the stop/start nature of the NFL.
    Aussy Made, I'm not being argumentative cause you're my bud, but I gotsta stick up for American Football.

    The stop and start nature, is one of the MOST athletic aspects of the game. 50 yard sprinters are greater at starting, hitting top speed in a few seconds, and maintaining top speed for a few seconds until the race ends. For American Football athletes, the stop and go is a SERIOUS exercise of agility & power. To be able to stop & go, turn and powerfully launch into a power sprint takes an enormous amount of agility, quickness & power. The whole point of those short, choppy ladder drills are to sharpen that agility and quickness. Power, as refined through Plyo's and Power Lifts, are the main propellant of being able to QUICKLY stop & go.

    On the baseball note... no brother, sadly, its nowhere near over.
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  4. P.S. Don't mean to Hijack, GO PHELPS!
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  5. Think about it being summer and your like 16 and Phelps shows up at the local pool to play marco polo. He'd be a monster, people wouldnt even have to say polo to get tagged. The only safe place is land. *shudders in fear*

  6. Quote Originally Posted by bkoguy07 View Post
    Think about it being summer and your like 16 and Phelps shows up at the local pool to play marco polo. He'd be a monster, people wouldnt even have to say polo to get tagged. The only safe place is land. *shudders in fear*
    Unless you make your way over to the jacuzzi, then you're still technically in water
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  7. Quote Originally Posted by VolcomX311 View Post
    Aussy Made, I'm not being argumentative cause you're my bud, but I gotsta stick up for American Football.

    The stop and start nature, is one of the MOST athletic aspects of the game. 50 yard sprinters are greater at starting, hitting top speed in a few seconds, and maintaining top speed for a few seconds until the race ends. For American Football athletes, the stop and go is a SERIOUS exercise of agility & power. To be able to stop & go, turn and powerfully launch into a power sprint takes an enormous amount of agility, quickness & power. The whole point of those short, choppy ladder drills are to sharpen that agility and quickness. Power, as refined through Plyo's and Power Lifts, are the main propellant of being able to QUICKLY stop & go.

    On the baseball note... no brother, sadly, its nowhere near over.
    i know exactly what your saying mate, what i kinda meant was the game is not free flowing enough for me to watch if that makes sense and for the guys to really unwind. im trying to get tickets to the NFL game in London so i can see what the fuss is all about but apparently over 1,000,000 applied for tickets

  8. Quote Originally Posted by Australian made View Post
    i know exactly what your saying mate, what i kinda meant was the game is not free flowing enough for me to watch if that makes sense and for the guys to really unwind. im trying to get tickets to the NFL game in London so i can see what the fuss is all about but apparently over 1,000,000 applied for tickets
    I hear ya. Before I was a real fan, the only plays I could appreciate were the ones where the running back finally broke away from the line and ran a B-line to the touchdown, everything else was like, 2 yard gain, whippeee, another 2 yard gain... 4 yard gain, uggghhhh.... That's probably true for any sport, you really have to understand the intricacies to appreciate it.

    My girlfriend is a baseball fanatic! So I'm dragged to the games. I kid you not, when "our" team makes a good play, I cheer because it moves the game along and the quicker outs are made, the quicker the game ends. No offense to the baseball fans out there, just not MY sport.

    If my girl ever found this post, I'd be neck deep in it.
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  9. Quote Originally Posted by VolcomX311 View Post
    you really have to understand the intricacies to appreciate it.

    No offense to the baseball fans out there, just not MY sport.
    Your point definitely applies as well to baseball. It isn't America's past time for nothing. A great over the wall rob of a homerun is just as exciting for me to watch as anything... or a 7 inning shut down by my teams starting pitcher.

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  10. No matter what you say if Michael Phelps name is in the conversation the words incredible, fantastic or unbelievable would have to be used. He has put on a clinic, the man is bad-ass.



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  11. His gold medal today was AMAZING... coming from behind and scooping it by 1/100 of a second.

    MAN... AMAZING.

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  12. One word... ok two.

    HOLY *%^#!!

    Did you guys just see that!?


    Unbelievable. He refuses to lose....

  13. Quote Originally Posted by DAdams91982 View Post
    Your point definitely applies as well to baseball. It isn't America's past time for nothing. A great over the wall rob of a homerun is just as exciting for me to watch as anything... or a 7 inning shut down by my teams starting pitcher.

    Adams
    Don't get me wrong, I wasn't bashing baseball. I don't think I ever made a single negative comment about the lack of athleticism in baseball as a sport, I made comments about my personal dislike for it, and I didn't make any mention that baseball players are any lesser of an athlete compared to athlete's in a sport that I prefer (even though I do have my biases).

    I'm a strength and conditioning specialist, I work with human performance whether I like the sport the athlete plays or not, and I'm well aware of the intricate and precise mechanics involved in a "simple' pitch.

    Either you misunderstood me or I miscommunicated, but I believe my only negative comments were my personal dislike for the sport, I didn't say people who enjoyed the sport are dumb or anything, in case you didn't pick up on it, I believe i made note that my girlfriend is a baseball (dodger) fanatic, a much bigger fan of baseball then I am of football.

    My comment to Aussy wasn't about why he should like the sport of football, I was just defending the athleticism football players possessed.
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  14. Quote Originally Posted by VolcomX311 View Post
    Don't get me wrong, I wasn't bashing baseball. I don't think I ever made a single negative comment about the lack of athleticism in baseball as a sport, I made comments about my personal dislike for it, and I didn't make any mention that baseball players are any lesser of an athlete compared to athlete's in a sport that I prefer (even though I do have my biases).

    I'm a strength and conditioning specialist, I work with human performance whether I like the sport the athlete plays or not, and I'm well aware of the intricate and precise mechanics involved in a "simple' pitch.

    Either you misunderstood me or I miscommunicated, but I believe my only negative comments were my personal dislike for the sport, I didn't say people who enjoyed the sport are dumb or anything, in case you didn't pick up on it, I believe i made note that my girlfriend is a baseball (dodger) fanatic, a much bigger fan of baseball then I am of football.

    My comment to Aussy wasn't about why he should like the sport of football, I was just defending the athleticism football players possessed.
    Volc,
    I apologize if my post came off wrong. It wasn't meant to as disrespect to your comments. Rather I was just stating about baseball as you did about football. That there is alot to the game that you must understand to enjoy. I didn't take it as you were saying anything negative about baseball, and nor did I take offense at all about anything you said.

    I guess my post came off wrong, and I apologize for that if so.

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  15. Quote Originally Posted by Fastone View Post
    No matter what you say if Michael Phelps name is in the conversation the words incredible, fantastic or unbelievable would have to be used. He has put on a clinic, the man is bad-ass.



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    You aren't kidding. Much respect i have for him as an amazing athlete!

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  16. i just watched him get number 7. unbelievable. this is probably the only time i am ever cheering on an american.....unless you guys were playing the english in something.

  17. Quote Originally Posted by DAdams91982 View Post
    Volc,
    I apologize if my post came off wrong. It wasn't meant to as disrespect to your comments. Rather I was just stating about baseball as you did about football. That there is alot to the game that you must understand to enjoy. I didn't take it as you were saying anything negative about baseball, and nor did I take offense at all about anything you said.

    I guess my post came off wrong, and I apologize for that if so.

    Adams
    Sorry I misunderstood, I shouldn't have came off so touchy either. My bad. I respect the sport for the talent required, i don't think there is any other professional sport that has so many qualifiers to become pro (like all the minor leagues), and the mechanics behind a good pitch is outrageous, not to mention the minute margin for error the players are alloted, so I do respect the talent aspect. I think because I was made score keeper at little league games so much it traumatized me

    Same with soccer (we're cool Aussy made), I don't enjoy watching the sport, but the talent required, not to mention the conditioning, is something I can respect and admire, just not watch.
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  18. hey guyss haha i started this whole thing by bashing phelps. You cant deny what he is doing and he is amazing in his sport. I am not arguing that point at all but the point I am making is that there is only a small amount of talented athletes that go into swimming. I am only talking about pure number and for the most part the great athletes DO NOT go into swimming. Phelps is doing amazing and can not take it away from.

  19. Quote Originally Posted by mcneil0303 View Post
    hey guyss haha i started this whole thing by bashing phelps. You cant deny what he is doing and he is amazing in his sport. I am not arguing that point at all but the point I am making is that there is only a small amount of talented athletes that go into swimming. I am only talking about pure number and for the most part the great athletes DO NOT go into swimming. Phelps is doing amazing and can not take it away from.
    You make a good point about athletes and swimming. I personally think it's because the other sports discussed in this thread for the most part being more commercial means more money. Other than the Olympics there's not alot of money to be made in swimming at least not at the level of a professional in baseball,basketball, football or hockey. Phelps has assured himself of a very wealthy life. He has literally become an American Treasure that will talked about as long as the Olympics continue to exist. Cool stuff



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  20. if he was his own country, his medal count would still be up at the top!lol

  21. I take sick pride in knowing I'm an inch taller and I wear a size bigger in shoes, lol. The man is a unit though, I gotta give him that !!
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  22. Quote Originally Posted by AK32408 View Post
    I take sick pride in knowing I'm an inch taller and I wear a size bigger in shoes, lol. The man is a unit though, I gotta give him that !!
    Sounds like you should have gone into swimming.

  23. They have been talking about how much money Phelps is going to make this year, and it is insane. 40-50 million a year is what they are predicting. he already makes 5 million a year, but I guess the sponsers are lineing around the block now.

  24. besides woods they reckon he will make it into the billionare sportsman club eventually.

  25. Quote Originally Posted by AFOX View Post
    They have been talking about how much money Phelps is going to make this year, and it is insane. 40-50 million a year is what they are predicting. he already makes 5 million a year, but I guess the sponsers are lineing around the block now.
    "rumor mill" has it that China offered him a $100,000,000 contract
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  26. for what though?

  27. Quote Originally Posted by Australian made View Post
    for what though?
    Some Chinese company wants to sponsor him
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  28. Yeah phelps is nasty
  29. Unhappy


    my wife told me the other day that she would f#$k him. why???
  

  
 

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