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01-18-2013, 12:49 AM
The Zetterberg Era
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Originally Posted by hockeyisforeveryone View Post
Could be but I think it's the nature of the beast. Skating, shooting in ice hockey is an unnatural stress to the hips/groin. Players live with perpetual soreness in their hips and legs. Pro hockey players should invest much more time into stretch/yoga exercise. I'm talking stretch for 2 hours in a day.
Agree with this, I know very few pro hockey players that don't have this issue. It takes a toll after all these years. I don't think it is just an in shape or out of shape issue, they are going to happen from time to time. Though pushing it and stressing it will lead to this more often. But I will say a guy I know who plays in the AHL had this issue and did take up yoga after a season of big groin trouble. He said it helps a lot although the teammates love to target it.

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