Originally Posted by terry
. They're also strong enough to overwhelm the secondary movers if we apply them full-force. The instinctive tendency to overuse them is very strong and--in nearly all cases--must be UNlearned.
Many swim-specific strength programs have these priorities exactly reversed.
So true, so true. What's a real shame in my mind is when athletic, lean women follow these ideas as well and I see them ripping through the water and ruining their traction & streamline...because they are focused on using the prime movers. Turn those off, activate the core & the rotator cuff and you have a totally different swimmer.