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Test Your Swim Flexibility

  • By Jené Shaw
  • Published Nov 5, 2012
  • Updated Dec 17, 2012 at 1:10 PM UTC
Photo: Nils Nilsen


Fail Test #2? Do this: Kneel on one leg and do a hip flexor stretch with your arms above your head. Hill says integrating your arms into the stretch will keep your spine aligned and allow your hip to drive the body forward. The farther your “reach” in swimming, the longer and more powerful your hip flexors can get.

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Jené Shaw

Jené Shaw

Jené Shaw is a senior editor at Triathlete magazine, a five-time Ironman finisher and a USAT Level 1 certified coach

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