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Alexander Ovechkin workout video set to ‘I Believe I Can Fly’ is gold (video)


It appears that Alexander Ovechkin is getting over his broken engagement with tennis star Maria Kirilenko by dedicating himself to physical fitness. Ovi posted some videos to his Instagram account in which the Washington Capitals superstar is engaging in some strenuous-looking workouts as he prepares for the upcoming season.

The first one is simple enough, boring, really, as it shows Ovechkin just running on a track.

The second one, however, features a musical accompaniment, perhaps indicating the first video was merely a setup to allow Ovechkin to show that he too has a well-toned funny bone, if in fact an imaginary bone could actually be well-toned. Which it can’t. Maybe.

Moving on, Ovechkin elected to use “I Believe I Can Fly” as a soundtrack to footage of himself jumping around doing some kind of exercise that cannot be readily explained. But it’s not the exercise that makes the video amusing, it’s how it’s shown in slow motion with the R. Kelly jam playing as a musical backdrop.

Ha. Good stuff. Although now I will not be able to get that blasted song out of my head. Could be worse, I suppose. Ovi could have opted for House of Pain’s “Jump Around,” which would have been infinitely worse. And that’s saying something.

In other news, the NHL regular season cannot return soon enough.

[H/T D.C. Sports Bog]