Monday, November 02, 2009

Stretching for ice hockey

Every hockey player's pre-game routine should include warm-up exercises. In addition to skill exercises and light drills, stretching should be part of a good warm-up. When executed correctly, stretching helps reduce the risk of injury and increases flexibility. The following stretching program is designed for hockey players who often are subjected to wet, cramped locker rooms where stretching from a position on the floor is difficult. These group stretches should be done both before and after activity.

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