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Old 09-13-2011
Scotty Scotty is offline
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Kansas
Posts: 83
Default Elastic band stretches


I used to frequently experience rotator cuff pain from lifting weights. A physical therapist turned me on to five stretches using elastic bands which I use every day prior to swimming and lifting.

The bands are widely available and very inexpensive. I would start with a red band which offers moderate resistance.

To reinforce Coach Bill's comments, a breakdown in proper form could be the source of your problem. When I am fatigued or beginning to sprint I tend to initiate my pull with the shoulder rather than my lats. So make sure you address both the cause and the symptoms.

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