VIDEO: Endurance Strength Roundup- Shoulder Stability Exercises for Swimming

VIDEO: Endurance Strength Roundup- Shoulder Stability Exercises for Swimming

D3 Multisport’s Laura Marcoux goes over two simple shoulder stability exercises for swimming that target the scapula.

Welcome to the TrainingPeaks Endurance Strength Roundup video series. In each installment D3 Multisport coaches will show you quick, efficient movements with minimal equipment that are designed to be easily added to your multisport routine for increased strength, power and injury prevention.

In this installment, D3 Multisport Coach Laura Marcoux will go over two shoulder exercises: the scapula push-up and “snow devils.” These two moves target the scapula, a wing-like bone that attaches the upper arm to the clavicle. A strong scapula helps you not only swim faster but also avoid common swimming overuse injuries to the shoulder girdle. To do these moves you’ll need one set of light dumbbells (between three and seven pounds each). Try to do three sets of 10 repetitions of each move two-to-three times a week for optimal results.

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Mike Ricci

Mike Ricci is a Level III USAT Certified Coach and was honored as the USAT Coach of the Year. He is the founder and head coach of D3 Multisport. The three D’s, Desire, Determination and Discipline are the cornerstone for his coaching philosophies. The D3 coaches use evidence-based training science, technology and wisdom to guide athletes toward their multisport goals. D3 inspires others through their community of athletes who are great ambassadors of the sport.

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