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Sore between shoulder blades - help from swimmers - TC
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I have a new tri coach - and my swim workout yesterday was 8 x 400, alternate w/ and w/o paddles. I don't think I've ever used the paddles that much before. And today, super sore and achy between my shoulder blades. Has this happened to anyone before, and is that a normal place to be sore?
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Re: Sore between shoulder blades - help from swimmers - TC [nad] [ In reply to ]
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Normal and I wouldn't worry about it. You managed to engage your upper back muscles :-) that is good!

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Re: Sore between shoulder blades - help from swimmers - TC [tigerchik] [ In reply to ]
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Awesome. That makes me happy. Thank you.
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Re: Sore between shoulder blades - help from swimmers - TC [nad] [ In reply to ]
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If they stay tight, rolling out with a lacrosse ball or something similar helps me out.
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Re: Sore between shoulder blades - help from swimmers - TC [nad] [ In reply to ]
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What TC said. You engaged different muscles, most likely because the paddles require an increased strength AND because they correct the angle of your hand to a more powerful position. (This varies slightly depending on the paddle & what straps you use - some allow you to "cheat" much more than others..)

Keep engaging those muscles, every time you swim!!

AW
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Re: Sore between shoulder blades - help from swimmers - TC [nad] [ In reply to ]
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I thought of you when I swam today. I swam midday ,which I don't usually do. It was cold and I wasn't looking forward to getting in the water but I sucked it up because you've been doing it!

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Re: Sore between shoulder blades - help from swimmers - TC [AWARE] [ In reply to ]
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Thanks for all the great replies. I'm so glad to have some 'real' swimmers as friends. And I appreciate the encouragement

TC - thanks for much for telling me I helped you to get to the pool. That amazes me. It made me smile.
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