I have another interview with a fitness professionals that focus on sports performance.
Today I am interviewing Julien Emery.
He’s going to chat with us about groin strains and hockey.
Julien Emery has an extensive background in hockey. He has played hockey professionally and has become leading strength and conditioning coach in Vancouver, BC, Canada.
Hockey Groin Injuries and Exercise with Julien Emery
In the interview, Julien will share with you:
– What are some of the causes of groin strains when it relates to hockey players?
– What should hockey players do about groin injuries?
– What exercises can a hockey player do when it relates to a groin injury?
– Common points fitness professionals overlook when it relates to groin injuries?
Before I go, I wanted to type out a key part of the interview.
I know not all of you will listen to the whole interview but here is some key information you should have.
This was the part that I thought was a must to listen too.
What Exercises Should a Hockey Player Do to Prevent Groin Injuries?
Rick Kaselj: If a hockey player has a groin strain, what can they do about it when it relates more to the exercise side of things?
Julien Emery: On the exercise side of things, the most important thing is to address the imbalances.
One of the things that I think is overdone a little bit is people look at core stability and really focus on core stability and pelvic stability, and I think that helps quite a bit.
We find in the hockey world that there are a fair amount of players that are okay with core stability, but we fail to look at the eccentric training of the groin.
I think it’s important to train the groin in eccentric fashion and take a look at hamstring injury prevention and hamstring injury rehab and apply that to strengthening the groin.
What I mean by that is, basically, you have your flexors of the knee and the hip that are driving your knee and hip in flexion and sprinting and the hamstring has to break your leg or slow down your leg in a full sprint. And in that way the hamstring gets strained.
I think it’s important to look at the groin in the same way. You have your adductors, external joint rotators and extensors that are more powerful when pushing off or more powerful than the brake, that is the groin that works on internal rotation, adduction and flexion. I think that we need to strengthen that movement and eccentric matter in order to help rehabilitate and strengthen that part of the body and avoid those injuries.
Thank you so much.
I hope you enjoyed the interview.
Feel free to email me and let me know what topic you would like to cover in upcoming interviews or fitness professionals you would like me to interview.
Rick Kaselj, MS