Hockey Back

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    Jul 01, 2013 2:02 AM GMT
    What can be done off-ice to condition the hip flexors connected to the lower back for sustained intensity? I'm doing daily stretches, have included lower back exercises (swiss ball routines, rowing, and Romanian lifts both straight and bent). The muscles continue to be tight after skating drills. Any practical advice is appreciated.

    During and after games it's not too bad. It's most apparent after intense skating drills. It could be time drilling or rest between drills. If you have any examples of drill duration and rest periods that would be helpful (maybe). Right now I skate/drill 10 minutes with maybe a 2 minute rest (it fluctuates some based on how many people are on the ice) and I normally drill for about an hour and a half.
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    Jul 01, 2013 7:21 AM GMT
    I dont know how to answer your questions. But I just wanted to say HI I play hockey too. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jul 01, 2013 12:28 PM GMT
    Well, hi. Do you spend time on skating drills? Would you be willing to share? Knowing what others do and the duration would be helpful.
  • hockey007

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    Jul 07, 2013 12:56 PM GMT
    I have had problems from time to time as well. I just kept working through the drills and just keep skating of course that's the simple answer. Its not easy at times when the ice is busy, but change your patterns if you can. Good luck. And have fun.