How important is conditioning for hockey ?
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11-09-2007, 11:55 AM
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its more important than it used to be, but if you have crazy talent, than its not as important.
i know its an incredible case, but look at lemieux, I heard something like he didn't even see as set of weights before he was drafted.
but to echo others, it definetley gives you an edge
have nothing to do with conditioning.
but the answer to the OP's question is whats been said - its very important. Doesn't matter what level you're at, it matters. I play in an adult rec league approaching my second year of playing, and for the last few months I've been conditioning myself (off and on), and during the periods that I was training I was MUCH better on the ice. More conditioning = more energy and less fatigue, which = not resorting to sloppy play and posture. If your endurance is good, and you've trained yourself to recover during shifts you'll be able to utilize your skills throughout the entire game - not just the first period.
I would consider looking in to interval training. Google it!
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