Advertisement
All Studio Videos

Dryland Tip: Catch Drills

Uploaded on February 16, 2012 by G_John
Share |
Dryland Tip By Swimming World Correspondent G. John Mullen of SwimmingScience.net and CenterofOptimalRestoration.com Purpose: Swimming repeatedly stresses the rotator cuff. During the initial catch, the infraspinatus (a posterior rotator cuff) is rapidly stretched, stressing the muscle. Proper muscle length, strength, and timing are required to handle this high amount of stress. If the stress is not equally matched, then an injury may occur.

Directions: These drills are pretty simple and just involve tossing a light medicine ball against a trampoline or dribbling it against the wall. Each time the ball comes back to you, the muscles of your shoulder girdle need to decelerate it. You can also use “dumbbell rebound drop-catches” in various planes of motion, similar to the catch phase of your strokes.

Today is the release of the Swimmer's Shoulder System . Start preventing shoulder injuries today!

Dr. G. John Mullen is a Doctor of Physical Therapy and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. At USC, he was a clinical research assistant at USC performing research on adolescent diabetes, lung adaptations to swimming, and swimming biomechanics. G. John has been featured in Swimming World Magazine, Swimmer Magazine, and the International Society of Swim Coaches Journal. He is currently the strength and conditioning coach at Santa Clara Swim Club, owner of the Center of Optimal Restoration and creator of Swimming Science.
Video URL:
Embed Code:

Video Categories

Morning Swim Show Episodes (1365)

  • First
  • Previous
  • of 228
  • Next

Streamlined (919)

  • First
  • Previous
  • of 154
  • Next

The Week That Was: April 14, 2014
April 14, 2014 (6:42)

The Week That Was, April 7, 2014
April 7, 2014 (5:12)

The Week That Was, March 31, 2014
March 31, 2014 (6:25)

The Week That Was, March 24, 2014
March 24, 2014 (7:41)

The Week That Was, March 10, 2014
March 10, 2014 (5:37)

The Week That Was, March 3, 2014
March 3, 2014 (6:40)

Workout Videos (94)

  • First
  • Previous
  • of 16
  • Next

TRX Streamline Pushoff
February 18, 2014 (0:20)

Simulated Flip Turn and Streamline
February 11, 2014 (0:27)

Jaimie Bryan
January 3, 2014 (0:16)

Marc Valle
December 10, 2013 (0:54)

Hanna Holman
November 27, 2013 (0:28)

Travis Anderson and Daren Brubaker
November 5, 2013 (0:26)

Tip of the Week (45)

  • First
  • Previous
  • of 8
  • Next

TYR FastStache
March 30, 2012 (1:29)

Water Petting
November 7, 2011 (0:9)

Thumbs Up
November 7, 2011 (0:9)

Thumbs Down
November 7, 2011 (0:11)

Princess Waver
November 7, 2011 (0:7)

Dryland Tips (110)

  • First
  • Previous
  • of 19
  • Next

Dryland Tip: Side Plank Progression
December 15, 2011 (1:46)

Spondy or Spondylolysis
December 12, 2011 (4:0)

Dryland Tip: Breast Whips
December 8, 2011 (1:54)

Dryland Tip: Eccentric Bosu
December 1, 2011 (2:30)

Dryland Tip: Chair Kicks
November 24, 2011 (1:24)

Early Years (115)

  • First
  • Previous
  • of 20
  • Next

SWR: Kate Ziegler, Dec. 13, 2006
May 30, 2012 (15:52)

Early Years: Mar. 31, 2008
April 6, 2011 (45:32)

Early Years: Mar. 28, 2008
April 6, 2011 (11:59)

Early Years: Mar. 27, 2008
April 6, 2011 (11:23)

Early Years: Mar. 26, 2008
April 6, 2011 (11:51)

Split Time Episodes (62)

  • First
  • Previous
  • of 11
  • Next

Ready Room Episodes (45)

  • First
  • Previous
  • of 8
  • Next

Dryland Tip Hip Abduction
April 18, 2013 (1:54)

Ready Room: John Naber
February 29, 2012 (20:31)

Ready Room: George Block
December 21, 2010 (9:25)

Ready Room: Rick DeMont
November 18, 2010 (32:13)

Previews (68)

  • First
  • Previous
  • of 12
  • Next

Inside Swimming World, April 2014
March 22, 2014 (2:46)

Inside Swimming World, March 2014
February 27, 2014 (3:59)

Inside Swimming World, February 2014
January 21, 2014 (3:59)

Inside Swimming World, January 2014
December 23, 2013 (3:21)

Inside Swimming World, December 2013
November 26, 2013 (3:19)

Industry Insider Episodes (16)

  • First
  • Previous
  • of 3
  • Next

Industry Insider: HydroXphere
March 7, 2014 (6:28)

Industry Insider: The Flow Of FINIS
February 11, 2014 (13:48)

Industry Insider: Award Keeper
November 22, 2013 (5:57)

Industry Insider: FINIS
June 20, 2013 (12:8)

Industry Insider : The Swim Gate
June 3, 2011 (9:47)

McCaffreyCap Episodes (11)

  • First
  • Previous
  • of 2
  • Next

McCaffreyCap: March 9, 2011
March 9, 2011 (8:2)

McCaffreyCap: Feb, 24, 2011
February 24, 2011 (9:57)

McCaffreyCap: Feb, 11, 2011
February 11, 2011 (7:2)

McCaffreyCap: Feb, 3, 2011
February 3, 2011 (4:12)

McCaffreyCap: Jan. 28, 2011
January 28, 2011 (4:57)

McCaffreyCap: Jan. 20, 2011
January 20, 2011 (3:48)

Performance of the Week Episodes (177)

  • First
  • Previous
  • of 30
  • Next
Click Here for Mobile Site