7 Exercises Every Swimmer Should Do
To help prevent injury it is important to do some exercises to help strengthen the rotator ruff, muscle controlling the shoulder blades and core muscles. Below are 7 good exercises that target these key muscle groups. Swimmers should try and do these exercises 2-3 times per week, they should only take around 15mins to complete and can all be done with a little bit of floor space and a theraband. It is best to perform these exercises after swimming as some of them target the small rotator cuff muscles which, if fatigued when swimming, could lead to shoulder pain and swimmers shoulder type symptoms.
External Shoulder Rotations with Band
Internal Shoulder Rotations with Band
Shoulder Flexion with Band
Band Pull Downs
Band Pull Across
2 Point Kneeling
Thanks to Molly for agreeing to demonstrate these exercises and as always please feel free to comment below.
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