EOTW: MB Plank + Abduction [skaters+goalies]

I know that's not a med ball, but the picture I could find.

I know that’s not a med ball, but the picture I could find.

Today’s hockey training exercise uses a med ball in a way you have probably never seen before  – you will see what I mean in a second.  It challenges your hip stability and your torso stability with different force vectors – sounds a little complicated when you read that, but it is actually very straight forward.

You don’t even actually need a med ball to do this hockey training exercise – a basketball will do just fine.

Before I show you the video, I want to wish all of you who are heading to  your training camps/tryouts in the next week or so all the best of luck.  If you have been working consistently all summer, you are ready, trust your training.

If you did not have the off-season you had anticipated, no worries, just start now with some simple stuff (like this) and keep building.  Don’t panic, don’t try to ‘catch up’ just start today and do one thing to get #OneDayBetter

Here’s how to do it…


If you cannot see the video above, just click here
http://youtu.be/KSmjoMkP6Vg

How many?

Do 6-10 reps on each side, but make sure you foot stays pointing down at the floor and your hips stay perfectly level!

That’s it, that’s all!
Cheers,
M

PS – tomorrow I will be hopping the train to Toronto for the BioSteel Pro #Camp (not as a player :)) so I am excited to for that.  I will let you know how it goes.

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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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