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Andrew Alberts: Rehab Q & A

Monday, 02.25.2008 / 7:27 PM ET / Features
By Colleen Coleman  - Media Relations Intern |
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Andrew Alberts: Rehab Q & A
While the Boston Bruins were on the road last week, BostonBruins.com caught up with Bruins Defenseman Andrew Alberts. Albe was kind enough to fill us in in his workout regimen.

Andrew Alberts
1. Exactly how early do you arrive at the rink for practice?
“I get to the rink [Ristuccia Arena in Wilmington] pretty early, around 6:30 a.m. where I meet our strength and conditioning coach John Whitesides. Manny [Fernandez] is there as well.

2. How do you like getting up so early every morning?
“Going to practice that early definitely brings up old memories of early morning high school practices. College practices were a little better because they were held later in the day, in the afternoon. So it is a little tough getting up so early but going to bed earlier the night before makes it easier. Even though it is early it is all worth it. It’s also nice to get up that early and get things done.”

3. How many days a week do you practice? And for how long?
“Right now I’m working out once a day six days a week, Sunday-Friday and I have Saturdays off to rest. I’ll work out for a couple of hours in the morning and then rest in the afternoon. I am also seeing a neck therapist a couple days a week.”

4. What does your workout usually look like?
“As for my workouts I spend 20-25 minutes doing drills that consist of light weight squats, slide board, reps, also skating and grind work which works on your hip flexor. I also ride the stationary bike for twenty minutes."

5. What do you find is the most difficult or challenging part of your workout?
“The most challenging part of my workout is definitely the skating. It’s hard to believe but it [skating] is so easy to lose especially after two months of not skating. My legs are definitely burning after a little while, but it’s a good feeling because I know that all the hard work will pay off in the end. I know I’m not one hundred percent but that’s expected so I just have to keep working towards it.”

6. I know that there isn’t a timetable for your return, but if everything keeps on moving in the right direction do you have a goal date for when you would like to be back in the lineup?
“The doctors just want me to take it so that I don’t take a step backwards in the opposite direction. My goal is to start skating with the rest of the team next Friday, the 29th, and then hopefully I can bump up my workouts beginning on Sunday. So hopefully everything keeps heading in a positive direction so I can be sooner rather than later be back in the lineup.”

Bonus Coverage
On Monday, February 29th, Alberts spoke to the media. As usual, BostonBruins.com was there.  Andrew Alberts talks Rehab

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