Hello, I'm a competitive swimmer who has had 3 shoulder injuries in my left shoulder over the course of the past year. Does anyone know any shoulder injury prevention techniques or stretches that could help?
I'm not a competitive swimmer but I do a great deal of working out in the gym. My left should also gave me a lot of problems from injuries when I was younger. My range of motion was severely lacking and I would feel slight pinches/clicks when doing exercises.
If you youtube 'external shoulder rotation' you can use that motion while using a resistance band wrapped around a pole/post around the pool.
I found that doing 2-3 sets of 7-10 repetitions prior to using the shoulder really helps to warm it up. Eventually, the shoulder pain will go away and even help with overall range of motion.