The shoulder is one of the most complex joints in the human body. The many tendons, ligaments, and muscles that hold it together give it an incredible range of motion. Unfortunately, this freedom of motion makes it the most unstable joint in the body. As tendons are stretched during movement, they can be rubbed and pinched…

Swimming as a college freshman is a unique experience.  A college freshman swimmer rarely experiences such changes in their career because of their unique inexperience as well as their exceptional experience in and out of the pool. If it sounds confusing, it’s because it is. Collegiate athletes have a lot to learn in their first…

“The bad news is time flies, the good news is you’re the pilot” -Michael Shulter If you – like millions of Americans – experience chronic low-back pain or pain that shoots down the buttocks while bending forward or exercising, you may have what is known as a herniated disc. Exercising with a herniated disc can…

Can CrossFit make you a better swimmer? Honestly, the answer depends on whom you ask. If you are consulting a CrossFit pro, of course they say “yes.” What about swimming professionals? What do they have to say about the connection and potential benefits of swimming and CrossFit? The responses are mixed, but I have a…

The trunk is the region of the low back and pelvis. It has important roles including the transfer of energy and the connection of movements between the lower and upper body. There are many muscles within the trunk. Many characterize theses muscles as local and global depending on their anatomical orientation and function. Local muscles…

If you are a serious competitive swimmer, you already have some understanding as to why dryland workouts for swimmers are so important. These dryland exercises strengthen your core muscle groups, which provide you with more power, balance and stability. While dryland workouts for swimmers are essential, often athletes are unsure about what exercises are best,…