Test Your Swim Flexibility

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

Test #3: Shoulder (flexion)

Shoulders are the most vulnerable area for swimming injuries, and without proper mobility, you could be setting yourself up for tendinitis, rotator cuff issues or laberal tears.

Test yourself: Put your arm straight up behind your head as if you were in a streamline position. Your bicep should be past your ear.

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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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