PVC Technical Strategy 13

Hard Work Versus Soft Work #3

Every swimmer knows what hard work means, but what about “soft work?” It’s a term I’ve coined, and it’s the opposite of hard work. Six days a week, swimmers beat up their bodies and repeat it month after month! Over time, this harsh treatment can lead to poor posture, a weaker pull, and a potential injury. The secret to longevity and success in swimming is to add soft work activities to your daily hard work routines, including stretching.

This week’s mission (our third in a row) is to watch and perform the stretches found on this 24-minute video. This one deals with rounded shoulders and a rounded back, a common postural problem among swimmers (and possibly you)! Pick the ones that work best and discard the rest.

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