Warm-Up for Ice 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 for competition, practice sessions, or gym workouts, though there will be differences between what can be done on the ice versus off-ice.

Example Hockey Game Warm-Up

Ice hockey a very demanding sport that requires the body to be in excellent physical condition. The sport involves extended periods of high-intensity skating. The movements 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.

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