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03-07-2013, 06:59 AM
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Lonny Bohonos
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Originally Posted by tijuana knuckles View Post
According the U.S.A. Hockey strength and conditioning coach, biking is a terrible activity for hockey players. The motion of pedaling tightens the hips. The motion of skating needs flexible hips and the pedaling motion tightens the muscles necessary for the skating motion. He recommends tennis because of its side to side movement and because of the short bursts that simulate hockey bursts. He also said lacrosse because of the short run up and down the field and of course the stick work.

Of your 3 choices swimming would be the activity that would probably be best so to not tighten your muscles. It would probably let your retain flexibility needed for hockey
Dont know if Id say terrible but I understand his point. Anyways for rec players it probably not that much of an issue. And you can always do stretches for hips.

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