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Hockey players can benefit from easy exercises

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Three preparation exercises can help keep players injury-free Video: Hockey players can benefit from easy exercises
Three preparation exercises can help keep players injury-free Mon, 18 Dec 2017 12:17:34 +0000 Hockey players can benefit from easy exercises Three preparation exercises can help keep players injury-free KECI oop finish... but montana controlled this game wire to wire... less than a minute later... another assist for rorie as this time the freshman timmy falls drains the triple... montana coasted to win sunday 77-61 the final score... the griz have another home game tuesday night against u-c irvine... that does it for your monday morning sports minute... i'm vince bagby for nbc montana." more and more people of all ages are signing up for hockey and ice skating across western montana. we asked a jr. bruins player and a certified personal trainer what will help players of any level stay injury free on the ice. when the jr. bruins hockey team takes to the ice, the play gets intense. forward #2, cj odlin took some time to tell us how people of any ability level can keep from getting hurt. "i would definitely say it's a lot of stretching. make sure you are well warmed up before you go onto the ice. hockey is a really easy way to have groin tear and problems with your's safe play and also warming up extensively before you go out and play, just so you don't damage any of your joints or anything like that. personal trainer, tyler carlson has three easy preparation moves anybody can do. "first of all, we are going to do a walking hip flexor stretch. what we will do is go one hand up, step out with the opposite foot. stretch the front of the hip.stand back up. switch hands. do that about ten times per side." "the second movement we are going to do is a rollover v sit.this is great for stretching out your adductors on the inside of the thigh. this is really important when you are out on the are going to roll back safety, come up, feet wide. then you swing your feet." "the last move we are going to do is called a single leg's an activation movement for the hamstrings and turns on stabilization in the knee.we are going to go on one foot and bend our knee just a little bit and sink into that hip.we are going to pretend we are holding onto a cardboard box.we are going to pivot around our hip, push our back foot back, come up, squeeze our glute and hamstring as hard as we can, drop back down, and come back up.we'll do this ten times per side. hold that box tight. drive up fast.perfect! " "so those three moves are great to do before you get out on the ice, whether you are playing hockey or ice skating.warm up your lower body, activate everything you need to stabilize your knees and hips and get you ready to be out there and be safe." odlin says taking time for preparation is key because games, and even practices are demanding on the body. " we do a lot of practice with puck protection, battling, all kinds of physical play, just to get us prepared for going into the weekend." experts say knee and shoulder injuries are common in hockey. they recommend screenings to identify existing they recommend screenings to identify existing deficiencies and sports specific conditioning to help avoid overload. they also say it's important to have properly fitting and working equipment. coming up... people are

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