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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


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

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