February 7, 2012
Swimmers, like athletes who throw a lot, put a great deal of stress on their shoulders with thousands of yards in the pool each day. In fact, more shoulder injuries are reported among swimmers than pitchers in baseball.
Shoulder injuries are common among swimmers because a swimmer might use the shoulder more than 2000 times in a single swim workout of 5-8 miles. Additionally, the shoulders are your body’s engine in the water, providing nearly 90% of a swimmer’s forward motion.
Can these injuries be prevented?
No amount of exercise can ever guarantee staying injury-free, but keeping the important muscles of the shoulder strong can greatly decrease the chances of problems in the future...
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