Goalie Training: New Two-Way Dynamic Hip Stretch
Here’s a new one you can add to your pre-practice/game off-ice dynamic warm up.
You don’t have an off-ice dynamic warm up?
Well that is not good, but it will be a topic for another day.
After checking out this video you will at least have one dynamic warm up exercise you can do before you go on the ice, let’s start there.
What Does “Two-Way” Mean?
When I say this is a two-way dynamic hip stretch, I mean it gives both your inner and outer hip muscles a nice stretch. The way you oscillate between the two lets those muscles alternate between lengthening and shortening, much the way they do when you are moving on the ice.
Here’s How To Do It:
Do six to 10 reps on each side.
Make sure you are feeling the stretch where you are supposed to and pay very close attention to keeping your hips level and your torso neutral the way I show you in the video. If you are not maintaining the proper position, then you are very likely stretching areas that are already flexible and failing to improve your hip mobility.