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Participating in a sport that you are good in can be a joy but for those who love a sport but do not perform it well this can be very frustrating. There are actually exercise that a person can do which may lead to the strengthening of the body thus enriching your performance of the game. The following exercises can be done to improve areas of weakness so the body will be conditioned for a better performance.
- Cycling-With cycling you get a great cardio respiratory workout. You use the leg muscles a lot with cycling. It is also important to note that the arms and the lower back hip muscles are very important in this sport. Before you participate you want to make sure you have enough endurance and are well fueled. The best way to train is through lighter weights that have 15-25 reps and between 3-4 sets.
- Downhill Skiing-This sport requires a lot of cardio reparatory work. Because you will utilize a lot of clothing layers it is important to stay hydrated. These are training exercises. Leg press, leg curls, abduction exercises, one legged presses, adduction, abdominal and low back exercises. Some helpful Plyometric exercises include: zigzag drill, stadium hops, diagonal con hops, and hip-twist ankle hop.
- Ice Hockey-This sport is very physically challenging so those who participate will need to have great muscle mass. You will want to start with higher weight and low repetitions. These exercises should include 6-second contraction, which is the resistance of weight moving together with gravity and 2-second concentric contraction, which is resistance of weight moving away from gravity. These are some training exercises: Triceps push downs, leg press, leg curl, raised leg extensions, incline dumbbell, and squats. Here are some Plyometric exercises that may be helpful: The zigzag drill, 90 second box drill, and the split squat with cycle.