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Injured? Give Deep Water Running A Try

  • By Jené Shaw
  • Published Jan 15, 2013
  • Updated Jan 15, 2013 at 4:13 PM UTC
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The Form

Legs: Start with straight legs. Point your toes like a ballet dancer and sweep legs back and forth, using your upper thigh to create the movement. Keep hips under your shoulders.

Arms:
Put your arms gently by your sides, palms facing backward, elbows slightly bent. Let your thumb graze your thigh as it swings. Don’t cross the mid-line.

Head and eyes:
Look straight ahead with your jaw relaxed. Feel as if a string is supporting your head above your shoulders.

Shoulders and chest:
Press your shoulders back and slightly down. They should be loose and relaxed. Press your chest forward and up for easier breathing.

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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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