Pilates and Swimming
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The flexibility combined with power necessary in a swimmer’s shoulder is unparalleled in any other sport. Thus the rate of overuse injuries in the swimmer’s shoulder is great. A pilates workout can strengthen the rotator cuff and serratus anterior for shoulder stabilization so that the Pectoralis Major, Triceps and Latissimus Dorsi are free to propel the body through water.
Then of course there is the power necessary in the kick. The illiopsoas and other hip flexors must have enough flexibility so the Hamstrings and Glutes are available to the kicking swimmer. And for the protection of the back the core must be strong.
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