Barrera, Jennifer; Shake, Scott
March 2005
Swimming World;Mar2005, Vol. 46 Issue 3, p40
This article focuses on exercises that can prevent swimmer's shoulders. By repeating the following five exercises, five days a week for five minutes a day one can easily prevent swimmer's shoulder. One should think of the numbers, 555, and one will be well on the way to preventing swimmer's shoulder. Each exercise is designed to strengthen the small internal muscles surrounding the rotator cuffs and the large muscle over the scapula that stretches from the shoulders to the spine. One has to perform 30 repetitions for each exercise, using stretch cords or rubber tubing.


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