Playing other sports as cross-training
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05-11-2010, 01:08 PM
Join Date: Nov 2007
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Was curious as to what sports others play during hockey off-season as cross training to keep in shape. And which are recommended for such.
I actually had the crazy idea of maybe trying rugby seeing as it's a high contact sport like hockey and would definitely keep you in shape.
Rugby isn't a bad idea if you don't mind the risk of injury.
The idea behind cross-training is to use your body in a way that is unlike hockey. Given that hockey is all about high-intensity anaerobic exercise, you'd think that low intensity aerobic exercise might be best for a hockey player.
If it were me, I'd take up soccer or lacrosse for team sports, and jogging/biking/swimming for individual activity.
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