Tuesday, September 1, 2009
When it comes to being a goaltender, being flexible is very important. Not only is it important to be able to reach further for pucks, but you wouldn't want to pull your groin or hamstring and risk an injury. Most people overlook stretching but it should be done often to increase performance on and off the ice. The most important time to stretch is before a game or practice. If you do that you will feel a lot more loose and ready to make a save. You should also be doing stretches on your days off to reach peak performance. Each stretch should be held for approximately 30 seconds. Do this often and you will see a big performance difference in your game.