Think of this as another ‘rotator cuff’ exercise for your hip. You can build some stamina in your lateral rotators and abductors very easily by adding this to your hockey training routine. At Revolution Conditioning we fit it into our dynamic warm-up, use it as a supplemental exercise during our resistance training or as active […]
I am pretty sure you all know how much time pitchers spend working on their rotator cuff. If you pitched in little league when you were a kid, chance are you had some rotator cuff exercises that you routinely used. We all know how an injury to the rotator cuff of a pitcher is […]
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 – […]
I find the pre-season fascinating for a few reasons 1) I have to anxiously wait to see how the athletes I train over the summer are doing at their pro camps and 2) there are always lots of tweaks and strains that pop up and this always gets me thinking about the ‘why’. The one that sticks in my head most recently is Luongo’s groin ‘tweak’. I immediately thought back to an article about how Luongo became passionate about road biking this off-season and how he logged 1800km on the bike to help him drop 8lbs of weight. I can’t help but think…hmmmmmmm!
I have been interested in learning more and more about femoroacetabular hip impingement (FAIS) in hockey goalies and the more I talk about it the more I am amazed at how many goalies play with pain in the front of their hip and think it is normal. Check out the video to learn more about what causes hip impingement in hockey goalies and then take the self evaluation.
New off ice strengthening exercises to help hockey goalies get stronger while reducing their risk of groin strain.
There are a few off ice training strategies that hockey goalies can incorporate today to reduce the risk of groin strain.
The Ultimate 12-Minute Goalie Warm Up is so different from what many of you typically do before your games and practices that I am getting lots of questions asking what the new warm-up is like – how it works. Without giving away all my secrets, I put this little sneak peak together for you:
A common mistake when training hockey players is focusing on the large prime movers and ignoring the smaller stabilizing muscles. Thinking in terms of the quads and glutes, but ignoring the deep hip rotators.