Category Archives for "Hockey Goalies"

EOTW: First Step Power

Before you watch the video – I want you to understand one thing. I am NOT saying that you want to pop straight up from your 1/2 butterfly or when you are racing for the puck.  I know it is lateral movement that we focus on in hockey – we work on that a lot, […]

The psychology of “keeping your eye on the puck” – Part 1

How to “Keep Your Eye On The Puck” + 2 Exercises I stumbled across an article on sport psychology for hockey goalies – it caught my eye because it was co-authored by one of my classmates at Grad School, Krista Munroe. She has done a lot of applied sport psych work with hockey players out of […]

The Downside Of Getting Powerful As A Goalie

There is a downside to getting more powerful that you probably are not aware of. Let me give you a real life example… I have a friend who loves really nice cars. One of his cars is some kind of powerful BMW – it might be called an M1, I am not sure. Anyway, the […]

Q&A — Lindback Tore His Achilles Stretching?

You may have heard that static stretching was bad for you – – and at first glance this may seem like more proof for the ‘stretching is bad’ pudding (an NHL goalie ruptured his achilles for goodness sake!), but hold your horses. Let’s try to figure out how this could actually happen. It is always […]

EOTW: Low Weave To Backpedal Agility

This likely an exercise you have never used before and many of you have never even seen it. It is a great off-ice goalie drill that trains your lateral speed, your transitional movement from lateral to back, your core stabilization and the specific stamina you need to stay low in your stance so you are […]

When Hiring A Strength Coach Is Out Of The Question…

When you have the drive and determination to become one of the players any coach is happy to have in the line-up, but you don’t have access to a qualified and proven hockey strength coach, what should you do? I know several of you are pondering this exact question right now as the off-season approaches […]

Q&A: This leg strengthening exercise was hurting his hips…

Here’s the question… “It has always been my main leg exercise, but when I go all the way down, it hurts my hips.” What is the exercise? You guessed it…Leg Press. The Cheeky Answer… …Stop doing it. The Actual Answer… Seriously, stop doing it please. I know you can put a ton of weight on […]

He Works Out Every Day But Doesn’t Get Stronger…

I rolled a few different questions into this article – but basically it is from the skater or goalie who works out like a fiend, but doesn’t really get stronger and doesn’t really get noticeably stronger or faster on the ice. Talk about frustrating. Luckily, usually this player actually loves working out, so that is […]

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