Swimming is a sport that takes time to learn and doing it correctly is the secret to avoiding injuries, contractures and other ailments.
If you are a learning swimmer or have been swimming for a long time and you usually have some discomfort when doing it, this article can help you, as I intend to give you some advice to improve your style without sufferingmuscle and joint painin the style of Crawl (Crol).
We talk about the position of the arms, the breathing and the kick.
It should be comfortable, raising the elbow and passing the hand as quickly as possible beside the body (Fig. 1 and 2) and enter the water in a firm and relaxed manner at a depth of about 30 cms, always moving forward with the same shoulder in the same direction.
The hand should go into the water like a knife (Fig. 3) and try not to exceed this angle.
What you should not do:try not to raise your hand and elbow above your spine, nor leave and/or keep your hand on the surface of the water.
A poorly executed stroke can generate contractures in the paravertebral, periscapular and cervical muscles, as well as tendonitis and bursitis in the shoulders.
Fig.1. Elbow lifting phase
Fig. 2 Correct elbow and hand elevation in the stroke. Try not to exceed this angulation.
If possible, it should be done on both sides (Fig. 4). In this way, vicious postures will be avoided and the musculature will be strengthened in a balanced way.
When moving your feet, they should be on the water line (Fig. 5).
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