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Like many other athletes around the world (golf professionals come to mind), NHL goalkeeper Philipp Grubauer temporarily had to do without it Find the sport of choice and other ways to stay active during coronavirus blocking. In a recent interview with NHL.com, Grubauer said that he regularly does weight lifting and cycling instead.
The German, who currently lives in Denver, has been playing for the Colorado Avalanche since last season. He spent the last six seasons of his career at the Washington Capitals, where he was part of the team that won the Stanley Cup Final in 2018.
Grubauer suffered an injury to his lower body during a game in February, but recovered to the right before the lock started. While Grubauer said he was rather disappointed that he couldn't play hockey again, he seemed to be making the most of it.
"Before the lock came, I took some weights from the gym and built something in my garage," said Grubauer to NHL.com . “I bought a racing bike and ride about 100 miles a day. I also train with weights. ”
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Although it is unclear whether Grubauer There was one thing before cyclists were banned: 100-mile trips are no joke, even for experienced cyclists.
He also has the right idea, since cycling can be a safe and efficient way to do good training while practicing social distancing. (This way you can drive outside safely during the coronavirus pandemic.)
"The Rocky Mountains are one reason why I stayed here in Denver," said Grubauer. “I would also like to hike in the mountains, but you have to be careful that there are not too many people, which would not be too good. I prefer to ride a bike. “