I bet it happens to Sidney Crosby, Jamie Benn and heck even Carey Price from time to time. We all fall off the wagon (the training wagon I mean). Maybe you are off right now. Maybe your season ended a three weeks ago and your plan was to take two weeks off and then […]
Have you ever meet an accomplished pitcher who didn’t do long toss or never did maintenance exercises for his or her shoulder? Ever? I know I haven’t. It is part of their culture – now sometimes the things they do for that shoulder maintenance make no sense to me, but that is another story. […]
Since your hips are your bread and butter if you are a goalie I thought we should get to know this marvelous joint a little better. I can see this stretching into a 3, 4 or 5 part series, so let’s consider this part one. Looking at bony structure and anatomical range of motion – […]
Close your eyes and picture a hockey player skating with speed. I bet you pictured a player streaking up the ice moving forward – winning a race to a puck and busting in on a break-away or something like that. If you are a goalie, you MIGHT have pictured a goalie moving with lateral […]
It can be frustrating for a slow goalie. You know exactly where you should be, but it is like your brain won’t tell your feet fast enough. It most likely isn’t your brain’s fault at all if you have been working on your off-ice agility drills. If you haven’t even been doing that, then that’s […]
The Problem With Doing The Same Workout For Weeks On End I know you may really like your workout. You may think that it really helps you on the ice. That is fine. I am not saying you have to stop doing it forever, you just need to stop doing it for a while and […]
So in keeping with the spirit of 80’s TV hit Solid Gold here are the top 5 blog posts from www.GoalieTrainingPro.com for 2011 – these are the ones you went to most often to help take your game to the next level. These posts tell you how to be quicker, how to train at home, what exercises are essential for every goalie and even how to lose all of your fitness if that is what you are after.
I hope you have enjoyed this Bottom Up Training series – it represents some of the basic exercises that any goalie could use to improve the function of their body. Let me know if you would like to see me repeat the series in a few months with more advanced goalie specific drills – that might be cool.
Continuing on with our bottom up approach to dryland goalie training today we will move up to the knee. The knee is fantastic and bending and straightening (flexion and extension), that is its forte. The knee is not great at rotating or side bending. So the goal of training is not only to maximize its performance in the strong positions, but also to train the muscles that will help keep it out of its vulnerable positions.
I wanted to clear out my inbox and take a few minutes to answer your dryland goalie training questions. In today’s episode I cover:
* What are the best exercises for rehabbing a surgically repaired meniscus?
* How do you get back to training after an ankle sprain?
* What should you expect in terms of dryland goalie training at your hockey camps this summer?
* If you don’t sweat like crazy during your workout are you training hard enough?
* What could it mean if you cannot comfortably squat below 45 degrees?