My arm pads are ridiculously far apart, so much so that I had to order a special accessory kit for my Speedmax, and now as a result my arm pads interfere with my hand/wrist position on the bullhorns. Iâ€™m not an especially big guy (155lbs, 5â€™11â€ť, size 40 jacket, 30 in waist), so clearly itâ€™s a flexibility issue.
When my pads are reasonably close together (stock width), Iâ€™d describe the pain/fatigue I experience to be the deep shoulder muscle behind my deltoids (superspinatus, infraspunatus, teres major, and teres minor). Perhaps interestingly, Iâ€™ve had overuse swimming injuries in the past and it was these same muscles that were irritated. The soreness/fatigue happens almost instantly, like I can barely stay aero for 5 min with stock pad width. My current position is comfortable enough (wide pads, s bend extensions turned inward, like a trinangle), but itâ€™s kind of annoying to have the pads so wide and presumably I could be more comfortable in this or a narrower position by doing the right exercises.
How do I get narrow and aero?