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Volleyball empress, Heungkuk Life players' favorite training tool, entering the court with a bag before the game
Before the game began, "Volleyball Empress" Kim Yeon-kyung appeared on the court to warm up. There was a small bag in her hand. What was in the eco-bag she brought.
It was a rubber band. Rubber bands are elastic bands made of latex or rubber and are common stretching tools everywhere due to their excellent portability. If used properly, it is effective in developing full-body muscle strength and is excellent in preventing injury as it can warm up before the game.
Heungkuk Life not only used Kim Yeon-kyung but also many players warmed up using rubber bands before the game.
Kim has undergone knee surgery three times since her professional debut. Due to the nature of volleyball, which repeats jumping and landing on a hard floor, knee injuries are the most common injuries to volleyball players. If you suddenly change direction while your knees are bent, your knees are crushed and twisted, making it easy for the cartilage plate to rupture. Therefore, veterans with surgery experience such as Kim Yeon-kyung can prevent injuries only by paying a lot of attention to knee strength exercise.
Kim's stretching partner was Yelena. Kim Yeon-kyung, who took out the rubber band from her bag, fixed the rubber band to Yelena's right knee and began exercising to strengthen her left knee strength. Yelena was seen exercising her right arm strength on her left leg and helping Kim Yeon-kyung exercise on her right leg. Afterwards, Kim Yeon-kyung also took another rubber band like Yelena, wore it in both hands and added upper body strength exercise.
Meanwhile, the women's match between Hyundai Engineering & Construction and Heungkuk Life Insurance in the Dodram 2023-2024 V-League held at Suwon Gymnasium in Gyeonggi-do on the 18th drew a lot of attention as a showdown between the championship candidates. Last season, the two teams were three wins and three losses, and the same was true this season. As expected, the two teams fought fiercely and made their hands sweat until the fifth set.
Heungkuk Life came from behind with a set score of 3-2 (15-25, 25-12, 25-21, 21-25, 15-12), led by Kim Yeon-kyung with 23 points and Yelena with 22 points. In particular, Kim Yeon-kyung scored eight points in the fourth set and five points in the fifth set, showing amazing concentration in the second half of the game. Thirty-five-year-old veteran Kim Yeon-kyung was able to hit a spike without being exhausted until the second half of the game because he usually trained well.
Heungkuk Life of Seungri Kim Yeon-kyung recorded two consecutive wins (five points) since the opening. Heungkuk Life, which missed the championship due to a reverse sweep defeat in the championship last season, started a fresh start with the aim of winning this season.
Thursday, October 19, 2023