After my swim yesterday, my should was a little sore. What do you guys do to help this type of thing? It's not painful or anything, but I can tell it's not happy.
A few things:
1. Swim less? I know it sounds silly, but check your volume and how quickly you're increasing your volume. I see a lot of folks swimming 5K yards 3-4 times a week to get ramped up for an Oly distance tri. Not really much point in over swimming since it's a small portion of the total event. Unless,
2. Swim more efficiently? Sometimes sholder pain is due to poor mechanics. Can you check with a good swim coach?
3. Strength: You might just need to get a bit stronger. you can find a few targeted weight training and strech cord routines on you tube that might be helpful.
Makes sense...I'm thinking it's a combination of 2 and 3
If it's technique related its probably due to you crossing over on your arm entry. Swim with arms wide and this should correct it. Note: When you feel like you are swimming with your wide you are actually swimming with them straight. Imagine a rectangular picture of a swimmer. when you cross over its more of a diamond shap swimmer.
"How to avoid and fix swimming shoulder injury- four simple tips which will fix 9 out of 10 swimming related shoulder injuries"
99.99% chance it's technique-related. I see swimmers with shoulder injuries all the time and that's always the source of the problems. Get a good coach, before it gets worse.
Here's what to do about your shoulder pain:
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