Warm-Up for Field Hockey

Before performing any exercise, it is important to prepare the body by performing an appropriate warm up. Warming up prepares the body for sport performance and can help decrease the risk of injury. The warm up for hockey should be done before every exercise session - whether it be competition games, on the field for training sessions, or gym workouts.

Example Hockey Game Warm-Up

Field hockey a very demanding sport that requires the body to be in excellent physical condition. The sport involves extended periods of high intensity running interspersed with continuous running. The movements can involve rapid accelerations and change of direction. To get the body prepared for such activities, a thorough warm-up is required.

The warm up should start off at a low intensity, with a gradual progression from general and simple movements to more hockey specific and higher intensity actions. Here is an example of what can be done, but the specifics can be adjusted to suit constraints such as limited space and time, and the conditions.

fast break hockey hockey involves extended periods of high intensity running

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