Excelling on the ice is not a matter of what happens on the ice — it’s a matter of what training and preparation an athlete has engaged in before stepping out on the ice. Here are a few easy ways to make sure that your workouts are supporting your ability to play hockey to the best of your ability.
Before you begin any exercise session, make sure to start with a dynamic warmup — start engaging the muscles you’ll be using with some light activity. For example, if you were going out for a run, you might start with a brisk walk and a slow jog. Once you’re warmed up, here are five types of activities to consider.
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