H2O Hops, Whirlpools, Shoulder Thangs & Stretches 'Splained
This is a 6 minute set of water-resistance shoulder exercises that we do every day immediately after a proper swimming warm-up. These exercises are to be done briskly. The speed of your motions determines the water resistance forces that you work against. These exercises target the small rotator cuff muscles with comparatively large forces - thus having these muscles properly warmed up is important. They should not be done instead of, or before, a good warmup. Nor should you just do a warm up and skip these exercises. When done together as part of your regular pre-workout routine, they can help protect your shoulders from injury. Read more about these exercises including full descriptions in the article, Hops, Whirlpools, Shoulder Thangs and Stretches.
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