Monday, September 27, 2010

Ariza will be adding swimming to Pacquiao’s training regimen

By Chris Williams:

Alex Ariza, the strength and conditioning coach for Manny Pacquiao, plans on having Pacquiao add swimming to his training regimen, according to Ronnie Nathanielsz Ariza says “I believe there is no better conditioning plan than to hit the pool.” Well, I hope they have a good lifeguard on the scene at all times, because Pacquiao looked like he was floundering in the water like a little sinking ship in his swimming scenes from the HBO Pacquiao-Cotto 24/7 series.

For the most part, it looked like it was the first time that Pacquiao had ever been in a pool. I’m sure he’s been in a pool plenty of times, but he didn’t look comfortable at all in the water. Pacquiao looked like he was giving his best imitation of a dog stroke and doing a poor job of it. It was painful to watch Pacquiao struggling to tread water in the pool, and Ariza wants him to more of this.

I think Ariza is going to mess Pacquiao up if he ends up swallowing loads of chlorine water and screwing up his training. Pacquiao even admits swallowing water, saying “I swallowed a lot of water.” Oh well, whatever doesn’t kill us makes us stronger, eh?


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