stroke/crawl mechanics in preventing shoulder problems.
A few weeks ago I began cleaning up my crawl stroke with some
drills a friend gave me, but I've been getting some pain
in my shoulders between the shoulder and the collar bone area.
I have a good stretching and rotator cuff exercise program. I
also do a sensible weight training program. I figure it is
my new crawl stroke.
When I do my crawl I use the " thumb-along-side-of-body" drill
in recovery to keep my elbows up. I enter the water with my
hand at a 45degree angle, palm flat relative to water ( not tilted-
to the side). I also try to enter the water with my arm pointing
straight ahead and I try to use a " catch up" drill in my crawl
every few laps to make sure my hips turn.
Am I doing anything that to cause shoulder problems?