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Old 11-17-2008
Tim Tim is offline
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I have been swimming TI for about a year - learnt from TI book.
In that time I have pulled a muscle, or injured a nerve in my abdomen several times - just below my rib-cage on the right side - need to stop swimming for several weeks for it to settle down again before continuing. I suspect it is from the twisting of the hips - is this a common injury with TI or does it mean I am doing something wrong? I am 55.
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Old 11-17-2008
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... I suspect it is from the twisting of the hips - is this a common injury with TI or does it mean I am doing something wrong? I am 55.
Tim
Your whole body should be rotating as one unit. If you are twisting your hips separately, or over-rotating, that's incorrect. You don't want to be perpendicular to the surface of the water - a rotation of approximately 45 degrees is enough.
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Old 11-17-2008
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What if it isn't the hips rotating out of sync, but maybe bending at the waist? Or even a combination. Some people bend at the waist when rotating to breathe.
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