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Help Your Aching Back by Straightening Your Sailor’s Slouch

by Theresa Colantuono

On a race day, as soon as you roll out of bed in the morning, you begin preparing to sail. You think about your gear, you think about your boat, but you probably donít think about your body much until after racing when you come off the water saying, "My back is killing me."

You can injure your back sailing in several ways. The racing may be vigorous, where youíre hiking and trimming hard. It may be light and slow, where youíre sitting still in one position for hours. Sometimes, you may notice a pull that tells you exactly how and when you hurt yourself. But more often you wonít know how you injured your back.    more...


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