Solutions to Sore Swimmer Shoulders

by Garrett McCaffrey 0

February 11th, 2015 Club, Coach's Log, Training, Video

Fixing injuries is more than just relieving the pain. It’s re-learning the movement.

Even in a low volume program, like our Senior 1 group at Phoenix Swim Club, shoulders will get sore from time to time. We took a day last week to recover and, as I like to say, put Humpty Dumpty back together again.

Larry Arnold works with all types of athletes and non-athletes but his background as a swimmer helps him relate to swimmers like not many strength coaches can. In this video he talks about learning how to use the shoulder unit vs. using the shoulder joint.

Check out other SwimSwam videos featuring dryland from Larry Arnold:

You Will Love to Hate Larry Arnold

Climbing Camelback with Larry Arnold

Warm up Starts from the Ground Up

Catching Air: Dynamic Squat Jumps

I also recommend giving him a follow on Instagram @larryarnoldgram and Twitter @wehatelarry. Anything else you need to know you can find at

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About Garrett McCaffrey

No one lives the sport of swimming like Garrett McCaffrey. A Division I swimmer who spent 4 years covering the sport as a journalist, now coaches club swimming and competes as a masters swimmer, Garrett truly lives the sport of swimming. After graduating from University of Missouri’s award winning journalism program …

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