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Yoga for Swimmers: How to Increase Shoulder Mobility

By Jeff Grace, SwimSwam, 01/07/19, 12:00PM CST

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This sequence can be done before practice to increase range of motion. It can also be used after a practice to stretch out the shoulders allowing for more effective recovery.

The development of shoulder mobility is an important element of a swimming-specific yoga practice. Many swimmers have extremely tight shoulders, which limits their range of motion. This limited range of motion can have not only have a negative effect on performance but can also leave swimmers vulnerable to injuries.

This swimming-specific yoga shoulder mobility sequence is an incredible way to open up through the shoulders in several different ways. This sequence includes the following swimming-specific yoga poses.

STANDING CAT

Benefits:

  • Increases shoulder, wrist and spinal mobility