waterpolo conditioning

Water Polo is a very high intensity sport that is demanding in many different ways.

Water polo players training with one of our personal trainers can expect to:

  • Increase leg strength and endurance
  • Increase core strength
  • Increase shoulder stability and strength

The benefits you will experience in the water include being able to swim faster, being more agile, having better endurance and being able to throw harder. Our training regimens will also reduce the risk of injuries, including swimmer’s shoulder (rotator cuff impingement and tendonitis, rotator cuff tears, bursitis, capsule and ligament damage, cartilage damage), thrower’s elbow (valgus extension overload), groin pain and back pain. Another important aspect of dry land cross-training is impact. Athletes who are involved in sports with no impact can have bone density issues over long periods of time.

"The balance between the adductors and abdominal muscles is of great importance….”


-Ratko Rudic for the Croatian Medical Journal

Focusing on dry-land core and shoulder muscular strengthening is critical for prevention and rehabilitation of shoulder pain and weakness. Pre-season dry-land training, cross training… can help prevent injury.”


-Daniel Solomon, MD