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02-25-2009, 12:17 AM
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Originally Posted by Timmer44 View Post
Why do players hit the bikes and weights after games? What benefit does lifting and cardio do after a strenuous workout?
Most guys don't weight train after a game. Doing it after a practice adds an element of strength training to an otherwise skill and cardio focused session.

The bikes after a game are to get the lactic acid out and allow your muscles to cool off- get blood in there with fresh oxygen to make sure they stay fresh. If you're pushing yourself on a post game rid you're doing it wrong.

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