Designing a hockey training program is a lot like creating a delicious meal. You have an abundance of ingredients to choose from, but in order to make something truly wonderful you need to know which ingredients go together and you need to know the proper amounts to include. Just like a meal without any salt […]
I have received a bunch of emails asking about plyometrics and lateral power exercises for goalies I thought I would give you a sneak peek – fair enough?
This post is a reply to a question from a thread on off-ice goalie training that I started over at www.goaliestore.com – a goalie mentioned that his legs get burning when he is holding his ready position for extended periods of time. So here is a great ‘functional isometric’ exercise that will build the muscular endurance that you need in your legs and hips while still keeping you explosive and reactive.
If you are not getting amplitude due to effort or fatigue, you are not doing plyos, you are doing conditioning. Let me know what questions you have about plyo training for hockey.