> : Now, I'm wondering if there's any swimming injury that I should be aware
> : of. I'm just worried that I might be kept off the pool for doing the
> : wrong things. I'll be tripling or quadrupling my distance, would that be
> : a problem? Any suggestions greatly appreciated. Tnx for your time.
> : Happy swimming,
> Lessee, shoulder tendinitis, elbow tendinitis, rotator cuff
> tears and lower back strains off the bat. I wouldn't triple your
> yardage overnight -- I'd build up to it over about 3-6 months. And
> make sure your mechanics are sound -- repeating the wrong motion
> rapidly puts strain on the shoulder. Be careful not to overuse paddles,
> either -- at most, 10% of yardage. That's my recommendation.
> Jim Acker
Don't forget shoulder strains, neck strains. If you're talking about injuries
in general, anything that has to do with a joint is prone, as well as overly
used muscle groups like the calves and the thighs. All I know is that if you do
the wrong thing you can***up your joints. Work on technique first, that's
where the majority of swimming injuries come from.
I wouldn't triple your yardage quickly. I'm up to 8600 and I doubt I'll go
much higer, mainly because I'm a sprinter but also it took us almost a month to
get up to this much yardage. You just can't spring into it, you have to work
into it very slowly....
Just my thoughts on the subject,
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