FTBK: The Science of Body Composition
LA Kings Head Strength and Conditioning Coach Matt Price explains the importance of body composition for Kings playersby LA Kings @LAKings / LAKings.com
Hey FTBK team! We're back with another Science of Hockey, presented by Lenny & Larry's!
Today, we are focusing on body composition and the importance of knowing the players' percentages of fat and muscle.
LA Kings Head Strength and Conditioning Coach Matt Price explains why each player receives a DEXA Scan to determine how much muscle and fat are in each part of the body.
It's a top priority for Kings coaches to know a player's body composition to ensure that every player is in the right kind of shape, to help recover from injuries, and more.
Video: Matt Price walks us through body composition
While this is crucial for NHL players to make sure they are in quality shape to play through an entire season, this can also help you! Remember that it is important to have a normal balance of body fat and lean body mass to assure that you are performing at your highest level, your long term health, and to help you monitor the effect your diet and exercise.