Training out of the pool seems to be UNHEARD OF! Stretching and injury prevention exercises seem to be getting very ‘bad press’ and to actually see an amateur doing exercises out of the pool after their “training” session is always a surprising sight…often provoking ridicule.
“Have you seen that guy….. he is really crazy”, is what people seem to be thinking, judging by the expression on their faces.
Once again you need good body control to perform these exercises properly.
The more control you have over your movements, the more effective the exercises will be.
Your shoulders are your most “delicate” and complicated joints to “get moving” and warm up. So, stretching exercises, like, for example, all kinds of alternating, simultaneous crossover, forwards and backwards shoulder rotations, are part of an important series of dynamic movements to be performed slowly at first and then more vigorously.
In addition to shoulder exercises, there are other less specific movements to get your arms and upper body “going”.
Of course, even the simplest exercises like arm rotations must be performed properly to avoid any minor tweaks or incorrect movements that might lead to more serious injuries that are harder to heal. I always recommend consulting an expert, who will teach you how to perform the various exercises properly
Shortly, we will be looking at a set of specific exercises….. not to be missed!