Hockey and..cycling, running or swimming?
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02-28-2013, 08:01 PM
Join Date: May 2012
I cycle a lot and jump in the pool quite a bit. I don't necessarily "train" in the pool. But I get the heart rate up there for long periods of time.
I don't get the expert suggesting cycling is bad for hockey muscles. It sort of makes sense about the hips but it also makes me question either improper cycling technique or an ill fitting bike. I mostly road bike and while the muscles used don't translate exactly to hockey, cycling does strengthen the lower body and to some degree, the core. Moreover, stationary bikes are a mainstay in hockey training rooms, so what does that say?
The other either thing about road biking, is you can work out different muscles just by adjusting cadence, stance, etc. ie standing up and pumping it out versus sitting and spinning higher rpm's.
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