Category Archives for "Strength Training for Hockey Goalies"

Your Pre-Season Strength & Power Plan

If you have not been working on your strength and power during the off-season and you will be hitting the ice with your team in the next two weeks, now would not be the time to start hitting the gym hard. Instead see my advice on what goalies should do who have not been working […]

The only two TABOO exercises at RevCon

As you may know, the goalies enrolled in the Turning Pro coaching program are able to come to Revolution Conditioning in London, ON and train for up to 3 days per year with our HockeyStrong training group. Last week I had two visiting goalies – Nick and Owen. It is always a treat to meet […]

How Laser Focused Training Works

I have mentioned it a few times in the last week and so naturally there have been more questions. Probably my fault for confusing you because on one hand I tell you that you cannot “accelerate your gains” or “supercharge your training” two weeks before the season starts. But then I talk about you can […]

Q&A – Plan To Supercharge Training Before The Season

The words are different, but the question is the same. Some of you are sending me detailed plans of how you intend to ‘make up for lost time’, ‘supercharge your training’, or ‘fill up the tank’ before the season starts. One of you actually told me that you were going to train from 9am-5pm, like […]

1 of 8 Essential Exercises For Every Goalie

off ice goalie training

You will not be surprised that three of the Essential 8 For Goalies are related to hip mobility.  Not only is mobility (which is flexibility + control) a key ingredient to success on the ice, developing the right type of mobility is also a must for long term hip health. Today I am sharing one […]

EOTW: Knee Recovery Angle Push For Hockey Goalie Agility

hockey goalie agility training

Quick one for you today – it is a nice goalie agility drill. I think sometimes we get tunnel vision with our agility training and work a bit too much in the frontal plane forgetting to work those angles from the post to the top of your crease and vice versa.  So this is a […]

Checklist For Off-Season Training Head Start

Checklist for a head start… I am not exaggerating when I say that May is critical for you.  If your hockey season starts in September then May should be the first month of your off-season.  If you are not yet 14/15 years old or if you just play hockey for fun, then don’t worry about […]

How To Gain Weight During The Hockey Off-Season

I know some of you rolled your eyes at this topic and thought “I wish!” But there are a bunch of you who are desperate to add mass.  You don’t want to walk into next season at 5’10 and 135lbs.  You are not sure how to make it happen when you are training 5 days […]

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 […]

EOTW: Biceps Curl Variations (yes, really)

EOTW: Yes, I am giving you biceps curls Well here’s one for your diary. Yep, I am going to give you some biceps curl variations that may actually help you on the ice (a bit). When someone tells me they do biceps curls in their workout, I usually roll my eyes and then the next […]

EOTW: Reverse X-Over Lunge

I use this hockey strength exercise for goalies and skaters – it is a great Reverse Lunge variation because it puts a nice stretch and load on the posterior lateral hip muscles. Those are the ones you use in cooperation with your quads when you are skating. Let me show you what it looks like […]