Knee injuries are a common ailment that swimmers, especially breaststroke specialists, suffer from. The most common of these being a MCL (medial collateral ligament) strain.
The primary causes of this injury are imbalances in both hip mobility and strength as well as poor strength and activation of the glute muscles.
This video is an adjunct to the article “3 Poses to Keep Your Knees Healthy” which we posted last week. This short yoga sequence focuses on hip strength and mobility as well glute strength.
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Jeff is trained in vinyasa (flow), hatha, yin, restorative and therapeutic yoga practices. He is also completing his 500 hour certification as a yoga therapist.
Jeff has been deeply immersed in the sport of swimming for decades. He has been coaching for over 20 years and has had athletes medal at both CIS (Canadian Interuniversity Sport) Championships and Age Group Nationals.
Other articles in our Yoga for Swimmers series include: