Borzov? If you mean Borzov from a long long time ago then you must have a fair bit of knowledge. I’m not saying that to boost my argument regarding hip ROM, but it is more interesting because I was wondering whether they ran like that to be fast or they ran like that because they were faster then normal. Borzov did not have as fast a top speed as Usain and Asafa (please correct me if I’m wrong) so this could suggest that running with this technique is a faster way to run for each individual.
Whilst we are talking Borzov, I wonder what his training program comprised of as he favored plyometrics to weights. Is there a way to train for this running technique or does it come naturally to some?
Furthermore, we are making this conclusions without comparison to when these guys did not run so fast and comparison to the others in the same race so maybe it is not a factor. We probably need more conclusive evidence although experimenting on myself I would say it feels faster. Interesting though that both Usain and Asafa would be similar in that regard and are metres better than the rest (if your methods of analysis are accurate).
Yes, I refer to Valeri Borzov. He also had a relatively shorter arm swing (or at least that´s what I remember if correctly). Here you can see this:
Borzov and his coach spent a lot of time working on technique. I believe that this technique may feel faster and even be faster because the push leg isn´t floating uselessly behind you after ground contact, thus allowing a better turn over rate without limiting ground forces. Thoughts?