Test Your Swim Flexibility

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

Test #4: Shoulder (internal rotation)

Your ability to internally rotate your shoulder can affect how high your elbow is on the catch portion of the stroke. A high-elbow catch means more speed and efficiency.

Test yourself: Bend your elbow and touch your back. You should be able to reach the pointy part of your opposite shoulder blade.

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Jené Shaw

Jené Shaw

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

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