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07-24-2010, 03:30 PM
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Originally Posted by noobman View Post
Think of hockey as just the cardio aspect to your regiment.
And that's what I can't quite figure out. Cardio to me means strictly aerobic exercise. Surely the high level of aerobic fitness is necessary for a hockey player. But I believe the reason why it is necessary is it allows to RECOVER between the shifts quicker. But I think that during the game one is rarely if ever skating in the "aerobic zone".

So while the aerobic fitness is an import part component of hockey specific conditioning, I can't think of the GAME ITSELF as an aerobic activity that would make it possible to burn fat and lose weight.

Further, what confuses me even further, it sounds that one doesn't necessary burn fat even when doing some aerobic exercises. For example, interval training could be done in both aerobic and anaerobic zones, depending on the work to rest ratio. But based on what I read, both of those types of workouts are about endurance (aerobic and anaerobic respectively) not fat burning.

Where am I wrong?

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