How To: Theraband work for shoulder strengthening

I’ve been picking up pain in my left shoulder for the past couple of weeks again, so I’ve just started doing a little Theraband work, good old swimmer’s shoulder. Therabands are just large elastic (latex) bands, categorised according to resistance/strength, which can be used to isolate and work specific muscles. The colour indicates the amount…

Endurance Recovery

Part of the design of Eilís’ training regime was to enable quicker post-Channel recovery. Given the extra work I had to do during the swim, the six hours extra duration over what I was expecting, I wasn’t sure how long before I felt recovered. Jen was definitely back before me. I was also injured afterwards.…

Shoulder pain – the Swimmer’s Bane

When I started swimming OW long distance, my first long distance swim was Clew Bay, a 12km in the West Of Ireland. (Boat drop onto an island out in the bay, guided swim into Newport Town, through the islands…you’d get lost without a boat guide). A week later I started to have shoulder soreness, especially…