Leila Vaziri Water Workout: Pre-Workout Stretching (Video)

U.S. National Teamer Leila Vaziri tackles stretching in her latest swimming technique video, which you can view above.

Want to bolster your own stretching routine with tried-and-true techniques for getting loose? This week, Vaziri Swim shows you how.

This story is part of an ongoing video series courtesy of swim coach and former U.S. National Team swimmer Leila Vaziri.

Each week, Vaziri will be releasing a new installment in the series aimed at teaching a specific technique related to the sport.

You can check out more videos from Leila Vaziri on her YouTube page by following this link.

 

About Leila Vaziri:

Leila was on the USA National Team in 07-08. She attended Indiana University and hails from South Florida.
Competing at the 2007 World Championships, Leila won a gold medal in the 50 Backstroke while setting a World Record in the event.
Currently Leila is a swimming coach located in New York City focusing on private swim lessons with a wide range of age, ability, and experience.
Most of her clients fall outside of the competitive elite category, instead are learn-to-swim adults, people rehabbing injuries, and water-phobics.
In her spare time, she likes directing her creative energy into making swimming videos and writing about the benefits and joy of swimming.

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Huh, I’ve always heard and been under the impression that stretching cold muscles was a bad idea. Can anyone support or rebuttal that idea? When would be the ideal time to stretch on a typical workout day and would it change on the day of a shaved/tapered race?

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