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Do you swim again? Don't forget to take care of your shoulders to avoid injuries

We show you 5 mobility and strength exercises to take care of your shoulders.

While it is already known that pain and most frequent injury in swimmers usually occurs in the shoulderThere are many factors that can trigger this injury (joint instability, technical errors, lack of mobility, lack of strength, etc.).

However, despite being aware of it, seldom do we spend training time focusing on such valuable articulation.

Returning to training, possibly in open water and most likely using neoprene, can trigger short-term injury if you don't take a suitableor mobility work y strengthening of the musculoskeletal structure involved in the repetitive movement of the stroke.

Mobility exercises.

Work the range of motion trying to reach the joint limit without compensating with another part of the body.

You can do them before or after your workouts, dedicating between 30 and 60 seconds to each of the exercises. Don't forget to work both sides!

Strengthening exercises.

With a simple rubber you can make a great variety of exercises but here are 5 that you can include in your warm-up routines prior to swimming training or in separate sessions.

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We recommend that you progress in the number of repetitions and series, starting from 10 repetitions and 2 series until achieving 15-20 repetitions and 4 series.

The tension of your rubber will be that which allows you to carry out the entire movement noting resistance.

Remember that your shoulders are the engine of your swimming, if you do not dedicate the attention and care they require, you may have to spend a season in the dry dock.

Laura García Cervantes

Laura García Cervantes
Laura García Cervantes
Dra. Sciences of Physical Activity and Sport
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