Posted by Michael Evans

Swimming is a great exercise that increases overall body strength, as well as improves flexibility and endurance. Like any physical activity, swimming is not foreign to injuries. Shoulder and knee injuries are quite prevalent among swimmers. Muscle imbalance is also common due to the repetitive nature of swimming (the adductors and internal rotators of the arm tend to overdevelop).

Resistance bands are necessary training equipment for injury prevention among swimmers.

Benefits of resistance bands:

- Cheap, durable, and easy to travel with

- Can offer a full body workout without any weights

- Bands provide resistance to just about any motion--this is especially helpful for mimicking swimming motions

- Bands are useful for strengthening the supportive muscle groups (this is important because it prevents muscle imbalances; while swimming engages the major muscle groups, band training engages the supportive muscles)

- Bands allow you to perform strength-training exercises in the way that they provide a force against which your muscles must work. This action has a very different impact on the way your muscles will contract, which stimulates bone as well as muscle growth.




1) Bicep Curls
2) Internal Rotation
3) External Rotation
4) Flaps for Lateral and Deltoid Muscles

Read the full workout demonstration here:



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