Some hockey training specialists insist that ice hockey players stay on ice in the summer months. The lawyer returns only in the weeks before the course. Some people believe that cycling is the best way to develop an energy system for ice hockey players. Others like me use a combination of modes that are capable of building hockey players, making the injury faster and safer.
The elite-level players I train 1 to 2 times a week. Some of them go to the local racing gurus and work on skating skills. This is my favorite, I do not really want to write, I want to skate. For professional players, we go twice a week on ice, once for mid-term intervals and once for speed and fast training. Skating is complemented by land-based agility training, track or mountain training, and yes, with some cycling. You might want to ask yourself, "What's the difference? As they fit in, what does it matter if you just ride bikes or not?" Obviously, I'm not saying that hockey players should not bicycle. Ice hockey players ride bikes during the summer, but not always. And I think this is a great tool during the season. Here are some of the advantages and disadvantages of using bicycles with hockey players:
PROs I like cycling because you can easily set the resistance. Relatively safe; No athlete does not bend his ankle on the bike. It provides a level playing field for the various athletes. If you run on the track, some hockey players are great, while some athletes are not so handsome. Finally, the player gets a great workout. When on a bike they periodically say that their feet feel the same tiredness when they are on the ice.
I do not like bikes because the hockey player is in a pinned bent, spinal column, in a position where they have spent a good time on the ice and sitting on the bench. If they are students, they sit on their tables all day long, with a bent curved, spine bent. With these durable postures, hip flexors are shortened between other applications. When a player skates, he needs to stretch his hip to get a full step. If your hip flexor is tight, you will not be able to obtain this range from the hip joint and will probably counteract short, intermittent steps or the extension of the lower back hyper. This will reduce your skating performance and lead to excessive injuries.
One of the arguments against off-season skating is to allow players to get back from skating. This is used to support the use of a bicycle as a training tool. If you look at someone cycling, you notice that their thighs stay parallel as they pedal, the movement is in the sagittal plane. So you can see how this does not hold your tail on a stretch like skating.
When I buy an athlete who needs to grab her hip (kicking her to the adducts or lumbar joints) to shape and shape the sport, she can see how they can adaptively reduce the new According to your needs? They do not re-stretch, so they do not have to be long and shortened. When athletes start daily skating, then adaptive shortened articular muscles are repeatedly stretched and pose a risk. Not a good way to start the training camp.
So, my argument to the bike in the season is that muscle builds imbalances that are already happening to hockey players and eliminates the adaptive extension needed in the adductive (muscular) muscles. Both can reduce skating performance and contribute to the over-exploitation of injuries.
Finally, I'm telling you there are some amazing fitness trainers who specialize in training hockey players, love fixed bikes, use it effectively as part of a general hockey training system and create very powerful players. Obviously, muscle imbalances and mobility problems are treated in other areas of their training. My goal is to encourage you to continue to think about ice hockey's specific needs for athletes and systematically educate these requirements.