4 Hockey-Specific Mobility Exercises

I played hockey for 15 years before I made the transition into coaching.  Throughout that time I rarely played other sports.  Soccer for a few years when I was very young.  Baseball for a season.  But that was about it.  Last night I went bowling for the first time in a while.  A huge fan of the Big Lebowski, I thought I could add bowling into my repertoire.  If the dude can throw strikes a couple white russians deep, why can’t I?  Last night I found out might logic might be somewhat flawed.  Needless to say, it was basically a 2 hour reminder of why I stuck with hockey my whole life.  

Getting back to dynamic warm-ups…Yesterday I showed you a sample dynamic warm-up that hit all the essentials, but included a lot of common/well-known exercises.  Today I just want to show you a few mobility drills that can be included into any dynamic warm-up routine that really focus on areas typically restricted in hockey players.

It’s far from ideal, but if you’re crunched for time, performing these 4 exercises will give you a decent warm-up before you start your training.  As always, feel free to post comments below or email me directly.  


Rectus Femoris Mobilization

Adductor Mobilization with External Rotation


Lying Internal Rotation Mobilization


Hockey Stick Dislocations

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