Sodium bicarbonate While we're on the subject of acidosis, sodium bicarbonate or baking soda is another potential mechanism for decreasing acid production. This method has had conflicting evidence in the literature, but it seems to aide in mid-distance and repeated sprints. However, the evidence is far from clear on single sprint performance. Read Does Baking Soda Help Swimming?
The Forgotten Rib Cage Nevertheless, given that the serratus anterior connects with the rib cage, how we use the rib cage can have a profound effect on shoulder stability, both in water and on land. When we lose serratus anterior stability, the shoulder joint becomes vulnerable. On dryland, however, rib cage issues are sometimes obvious. Consider the picture below….