Hope you are having a great week so far. Things here are going well – back into the regular routine with my mixed high school groups. The hockey players have all shipped off to training camps, with the NHL guys getting under way on Friday, September 17th. This year I had a few guys who are looking to make the move from the AHL to the NHL so it is an anxious time as we wait to see how camp goes and where they can fit in with their NHL team. I will keep you posted.
Most of the junior kids have been away from training for a few weeks as they went through their try-outs and now they are filtering back in for their maintenance workouts 1-2 times per week at the Revolution Conditioning studio. I already see a loss of strength, just in two weeks so today I am going to give you an in-season circuit that you can do at home or at a basic gym. It will take no longer than 20-minutes and it will help keep you strong, stable and powerful.
Here it is …part two of the video showing you the exact off-ice workout that some of the pro hockey players went through at my Revolution Conditioning studio in London, Ontario. This one gets into the new meta-circuits I am using to train the hockey players this off-season.
Later this week I will share one of the exact workouts I used for training my pro hockey players this summer. I have been really working on being efficient with our time in the gym. My goal is to give them maximum benefit with minimal time. Anything we do has to help make them a better performer on the ice or reduce their risk of injury. All of the ‘fluff’ has been cut out. If you are spending 2 hours on your weight training, then you do not know what you are trying to train – you are just putting in time and hoping that some of the exercises you are doing will make you better.
Today I am sharing one of the exercises that does just what I have described above. It builds strong powerful legs for skating with the requirement for a rapid push and it improves your balance which will not only make you stronger on your skates, it will also train your ankle, knee and hip stabilizers to help reduce your risk of injury. Check it out in the video.
Hi Gang, Sorry for the second post in two days, but I want to tell you about a new program that my colleague Kevin Neeld has put together. Here is what Kevin did, he went to some of the best hockey strength and conditioning coaches anywere (plus me – ha ha) and he did interviews […]
New article which outlines the pros and cons of using standard fitness club machines for your off ice hockey training. If you are currently using any machines for your training, you need to read this.
New off ice strengthening exercises to help hockey goalies get stronger while reducing their risk of groin strain.
This question was from the Dad of a young goalie who has trouble squeezing his glove. Here are some exercises for hockey goalies to build glove hand strength.
This video from London, Ontario hockey strength coach, Maria Mountain shows you five new off ice leg strengthening exercises for hockey players.
Kim McCullough shares her years of experience as an elite player and strength and conditioning coach as she helps unlock the secrets of how female hockey players can make it to the next level.
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