Field Hockey Description
Field hockey is an outdoor sport in which participants with wooden sticks attempt to hit a ball into their opponents' goal. Field hockey is an active, running game that requires skill and coordination as well as cardiorespiratory and muscular endurance. The rules are similar to ice and roller hockey, and it has been an Olympic sport for many years. Both men and women play internationally, although it is primarily a women's sport in the United States. The nature of the sport promotes some degree of player-player contact, although not as much as ice hockey.
Field Hockey Risks
Field Hockey Sport-specific applications
Field Hockey Equipment required
Field Hockey Applicable substitutions
Field Hockey Reference sources, organizations and publications
Muscle groups used
Primary muscles: quadriceps, hip adductors, hamstrings, gluteal muscles, obliques, calves and forearmsAssistance muscles: shoulders, triceps, trapezius, rhomboids, latissimus dorsi, erector spinae and abdominals
Approximately 0.061 Calories per minute per pound of body weight
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