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12-11-2007, 10:02 PM
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Originally Posted by verbalkint View Post tall are you?

I've known alot of taller goalies (and heard about alot of taller goalies in Jr./Pros) that have had some pretty bad back problems. Couldn't give you an exact scientific explanation for why that is, but probably has to do with the crouching/awkward movements being harder on big guys.

But yeah, if you say that most of your back woes are caused by falling...maybe goalie is right up your alley. You're doing more "controlled falling"
I'm about 6' 1", so I don't know if that is considered tall for a goalie.

My back problems were herniated discs, I'm afraid that a fall into the boards might do it again, but if I stay safe and try and build my core muscles that might help.

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