Had this question in last week from Tommy

 

And surprisingly its not something that we have been asked too often

 

Which is a worry as the answer might well surprise you and have some implications for your body

 

Here is what was asked

 

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Hi guys

 

I’ve just finished the season, and have only missed 1 game which I am really pleased about, the only fast bowler to do this at my club

 

Obviously now I’m taking some down time, but I have a holiday coming up and was wondering what I can be doing whilst there to tick over

 

I know there is a swimming pool at the resort but im not sure about what state the gym will be in, so I was thinking of getting some good interval pool work done

 

Would you recommend this?

 

And anything else I can be doing

 

Thanks again for all your help this season, the Inner Circle is invaluable

 

Tommy

 

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Right Tommy lets get into this

 

Now swimming usually gets a very good rap

 

Everyone knows that its easy on the joints due to the non weight bearing nature of it

 

And of course a lot of this is true

 

But there is something you need to be careful off

 

Doing the front crawl is in essence an overhead sport

 

And, after a long season, if your upper body mobility has decreased you could be opening yourself up to some more issues

 

Something we found this year was the symmetry between left and right upper body mobility has been a concern

 

So we have to be careful to unpick those patterns which the season have had a negative effect on

 

And this is why we’d say to go easy on any heavy swimming where the arm is coming over the head

 

You could be effectively reinforcing that dysfunctional pattern

 

In the same way we wouldn’t have you pressing above your head in the gym when you are showing this pattern

 

Focus instead of the dysfunction work that can help

 

We did a video last week in the Inner Circle about how to go about this, with 5 easy drills to get it back

 

And its part of the new winter training program as well

 

Get them all here https://cricketstrength.lpages.co/membership-inner-circle/

 

Now of course relax in the pool and have fun, but leave the hard swimming

 

Think differently

 

Dewsy

 

 

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