Test Your Swim Flexibility

  • By Jené Shaw
  • Published Nov 5, 2012
  • Updated Oct 31, 2014 at 4:40 PM UTC
Photo: Nils Nilsen

Test #2: Hip flexors

Any extension you can get at the hip allows you to load the legs and gain more propulsion with every kick.

Test yourself: Do a standing hip flexor stretch. Your spine should be upright with your hip at a reverse angle anywhere from 30 to 45 degrees. You have a limitation if you’re forced to lean forward or you feel back pain during the stretch.

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Jené Shaw

Jené Shaw

Jené Shaw is a contributor for Triathlete magazine, a six-time Ironman finisher and a USAT Level 1 certified coach

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