Shoulder Exercises For A Stronger Swim

  • By Melanie McQuaid
  • Published Jan 21, 2013


Y and T Fly

Take an end of the band in each hand and step backward until the band becomes taut with your arms extended at shoulder level. Keeping your body upright and your abs contracted, pull your arms out and above your head in a “Y” shape, then return to start. Then pull your arms out into a “T” at your side. (That’s one rep.)

Form tip: This is meant to strengthen the muscles between the shoulder blades, so keep your shoulders down to focus on those muscles rather than your arms.

Reps: 12, building to more.

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