This article addresses what to do if you have muscle imbalances. Apparently, repetitive actions in sailing can cause or worsen muscle imbalances without other conditioning to balance muscle groups. Examples are provided to discuss how to identify the issue. The article from Sail1Design.com also includes YouTube videos of exercises from the “Sailorcise” channel.
There are many reasons that muscles imbalances occur one significant factor is our constant overuse of certain muscles especially in a sport like sailing. For example, in sailing with hiking you are using a lot of core muscles during this action, and your shoulder muscles aren’t used as much. So after a long season of sailing, you could develop upper crossed syndrome which is characterized by a forward head and rounded shoulders[…]