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10-16-2012, 06:22 PM
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Anything to do for back pain?

Went to stick and puck yesterday and skated for the first time in 8 years... Finally learned how to skate after 4 hours on the ice haha.

Woke up with chronic back pain. Is there anything besides stretching to do for this? I feel like I'm 60 years old and I'm only 18!

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Went to stick and puck yesterday and skated for the first time in 8 years... Finally learned how to skate after 4 hours on the ice haha.

Woke up with chronic back pain. Is there anything besides stretching to do for this? I feel like I'm 60 years old and I'm only 18!
work on keeping your lower/mid back (lumbar) straight (ie not rounded) when skating, work on back strength, work on hip mobility.

get regular soft tissue work on your quads, hamstrings, glutes, and pretty much all of your back.

you are 18, this is the perfect time to gain loads of strength.

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Went to stick and puck yesterday and skated for the first time in 8 years... Finally learned how to skate after 4 hours on the ice haha.

Woke up with chronic back pain. Is there anything besides stretching to do for this? I feel like I'm 60 years old and I'm only 18!
My guess is you werent in the correct stance. Dont bend at the back or the waist, bend your knees and try to keep your back straight (while leaning forward) when skating.

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My guess is you werent in the correct stance. Dont bend at the back or the waist, bend your knees and try to keep your back straight (while leaning forward) when skating.
That sounds absolutely difficult to do...

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That sounds absolutely difficult to do...
but its absolutely the right thing to do

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but its absolutely the right thing to do
I know that, I guess I just have to get comfortable on my skates first and then work on my form.

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Your back muscles are probably weak. I used to get back pain from hockey until i started doing hip and back stretches and doing goblet squats and deadlifts.

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Yeah don't push it so much...keep the ice times shorter, if you can do a little bit of lower back and hip exercises like a form of squatting and a form of hip hinging, that will help strengthen those muscles as well.

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Yeah don't push it so much...keep the ice times shorter, if you can do a little bit of lower back and hip exercises like a form of squatting and a form of hip hinging, that will help strengthen those muscles as well.
I was only on the ice for that long because my buddy went to play drop ins on the rink next to me so I had to do something while he played so I thought I should practice my skating. I put some Voltaren on my back which seems to be helping. As people have said in here I simply have been using muscles I haven't used before.

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Also the gear that I have currently (still awaiting my registration to go through so my uncle will give me his gear once it does)

Bauer Vapor x:20 gloves
Easton Stealth S3 Taylor Hall 85 composite stick
Sherwood 6000 skates

I should easily upgrade my skates. I know that. What skates would everyone reccomend?

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Totally depends on your foot, budget, and determination. Check out that big thread up top about skates. For the rest of the gear, we have great threads up top as well.

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you need to work on basic core strength and skating technique, but in the mean time these will save your life bro.



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I'm guessing it's lower back pain, right? There are a few culprits here:

1. Bad form
2. Weak abdominals
3. Weak lower back muscles

The odds are that it's a mix of all three. Work on strengthening that lower back and core.

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I had bad lower back pain after games until I started a regular stretch routine before my games. Now that pain is minimum.

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Yeah don't push it so much...keep the ice times shorter, if you can do a little bit of lower back and hip exercises like a form of squatting and a form of hip hinging, that will help strengthen those muscles as well.
THIS.

It's not even worth diagnosing. When taking on any new sport like hockey, your body is going to suffer until it adapts. Cycling, skiing, snowboarding, jogging, rowing, tennis, you name it.

If you're serious about it, don't skate so long and go skating more often. Put the time commitment up front, your body will adjust and the pain will go away.

btw - You skated for 4 hours???

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I do some short bridges as a warmup before games, and they're a regular part of my calisthenics workouts. They've helped, but I'll eventually need to do more than that to improve my lower back strength.

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