2012-09-11
Many players neglect a proper warm-up before a hockey game, and this can not only lead to injury, but also can prevent you from playing at 100% of your potential. Warm-up is not just for shooting pucks and trying out your latest moves in front of your teammates and fans. Players should typically do a few hard laps around their half of the ice in both directions to raise their heart-rate and get a good supply of blood flowing to their muscles. After that, it's a good idea to get a good stretch going. Pay special attention to your thighs and groin, but don't forget your ...