Thursday, August 21, 2014

The Solution To A Tight Lower Back

I sat staring at my computer screen in a zombie-like

Early mornings and late nights coaching had caught
up with me...

I hit the 'Enter' button to continue typing in an attempt
to clear the inbox before bed.

All of a sudden I felt a sharp twinge through my lower

"Arghhh!! What the hell just happened?"

Standing up to stretch out the painful ache that had
shot through my back, I was now hunched over and
short of breath instead.

I'd just 'pulled' my lower back and could hardly
stand straight.

This was the result of tight hips, hamstrings and glutes
from sitting in the car and at the computer for long hours.

If you've ever experienced the same sort of pain you
know just how frustrating it is. Walking is hard enough,
let alone swimming.

When we do video analysis at our freestyle clinics and
in Swimprove, our online coaching program, it's obvious
who's tight through their lower body. Their legs will drop
low in the water and create extra frontal drag and limit
their speed.

One the best solutions I've found is stretching through

Nothing fancy, just 20 minutes a day at home. I've returned
to the flexibility I had as a teenager (which I thought would
never happen!).

This is the stretching workout I've been following

I hope it helps.


Brenton Ford
Effortless Swimming

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