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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 #5: Neck

Neck rotation is key to efficient breathing—without this mobility, some swimmers lift their heads out of the water, which can strain neck muscles and create drag.

Test yourself: Looking left and right, your chin should be relatively close to the shoulder, ideally 75 percent or more.

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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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