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Warmup for Hockey Players

A good warmup before any exercise is important for two reasons:

  • It enables an athlete to perform at maximum level
  • It helps avoid injury

Before beginning the water warmup (for hockey), stretching should be done.
In water warmup, you’re trying to do several things:

  • Loosen joints
  • Increase heart rate
  • Acclimate body to breath-holding
  • Combine relaxation and athletic effort
  • Mentally prepare

Sample warmups

Here are some sample warmups to try before underwater hockey play. At a tournament, you might do the base warmup before your first game, and then the short warmup before games later in the day.

Base warmup

1x 200 Swim on 4:00
6 x 50 (2 x E,M,H) on 1:00
50 EZ on 1:00
50 BOGDAT on 2:00
50 Finger Walk on 2:00
100 HUHO on 1:50
100 HOHU on 1:50
100 UOUO on 2:00
100 OUOU on 2:00
50 EZ 1:00
50 FU sprint
100 EZ
=1250 yds
~27min

Short Warmup

100 Swim on 2:00
100 HUHO on 1:30
100 HOHU on 1:30
100 UOUO on 1:30
50 EZ on 1:00
50 FU sprint
100 EZ
= 600 yds
~11 min

Acronyms

  • E,M,H = easy, medium, hard (so the 6 x 50 is one easy, one medium, one hard, one easy, one medium, one hard). Hard should not be all out, but should make you work a bit.
  • EZ = easy.

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