Hockey Strength Training: 3 exercises for a stronger torso (and harder shot)

Hockey Strength Training: 3 exercises for a harder shot

If I hear the excuse “I don’t have a gym membership” one more time as a reason why a skater or goalie cannot do their off-ice training, I am going to scream and then run naked through the streets (okay, maybe just the scream part).

Although it may seem like a legitimate reason to them, it is clearly another in a long list of excuses, so without further adieu, here are three new hockey strength exercises that you can do using just a resistance band.

Use these stability and power exercises to build a strong, stable torso all while getting a harder shot and a quicker release…all from the comfort of your own home.

hockey strength training for harder shot

You can find resistance bands almost anywhere – I have even seen them at my local grocery store, but any sport store or sports equipment area of a department store will have them.

Do three sets of 8 reps for each exercise.  Get the technique down and then you can start to use a heavier grade resistance band.

Talk with you later in the week when I will share an off-ice workout that the back up goalie can do immediately after a game so you will be ready when you get your chance.  Don’t just sit on the bench as a spectator, get your workout on game day as well with the workout I put together for you.



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Maria Mountain

Maria Mountain is a Fitness Coach and the owner of Revolution Conditioning in London, Ontario. She helps hockey players from AAA to professionals compete at their highest level while reducing their risk of injury. Dedicated to athletes who want to work hard, but train smart.

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