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VIDEO: Endurance Strength Roundup- Shoulder Stability Exercises for Swimming

BY Mike Ricci

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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About Mike Ricci

Mike Ricci, USAT Coach of the Year, USAT Level 3 Elite Coach and a Training Peaks Level II Certified Coach.  He is the owner and founder of the D3 Multisport coaching group, through which he coaches all levels of athletes from beginner to elite. One of their key coaching philosophies is no junk miles.  They help athletes utilize their time effectively as they pursue their goals.  Mike’s credentials include the University of Colorado Triathlon Team and guiding them as the Head Coach to four consecutive collegiate National Championship titles from 2010-2013. Mike has written training plans for Team USA several times, was the USAT World Team Coach in 2017, and has helped many athletes to qualify for the Ironman World Championships in Kona. You + D3 = Success (Learn More!).

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