They Are Not The Same… Squatting and Deadlifting are not the same movement. They are two different exercises with very different techniques that get confused quite often. Similar, not the same… When you Deadlift, the emphasis is on the hip hinge or reaching back with your butt. Your knees will bend, but only to facilitate moving […]
It drives coaches at every level crazy and even pro players struggle with it. For goalies it makes you a split second slow and for skaters it makes you easier to knock off the puck and puts you a full stride behind. What is it? Standing up when you get tired. It’s not your fault […]
I think you know by now that I don’t really care about how you look, so I am not going to sell you on building powerful, sexy shoulders that will be the envy of everyone at the beach. If that happens…so be it, but my goal is to keep you hockey players healthy on the […]
Before I give you the flexibility exercises that will let hockey players do a front squat without snapping their wrists in half, I am wondering your thoughts on the 3 game suspension for Nazem Kadri. Personally, I think his forearm did get a little enthusiastic with his fall into Backstrom. I also think if he […]
Hope you all had an awesome Labour Day weekend (if you get that where you live). Paul and I got up to our condo at Blue Mountain and had an awesome time playing. On Saturday alone we ran 6 miles (up Blue Mountain twice), biked 16-miles and then went out paddle boarding at sunset – […]
So? Did you survive your Thanksgiving turkey dinner? Did you survive your family? Hope so. I won’t take up much of your time at all today so you can get out to the mall for all that Black Friday shopping. Did you know that stores are running Black Friday sales here in Canada-land now too? […]
Hope you had a wicked weekend and happy Father’s Day to all the Dad’s out there. This weekend marked the kick off of the dreaded Saturday morning hill runs for the hockey players at Revolution Conditioning. They did an awesome job and I think they actually enjoy themselves.
I just got an email from one of the players in my Elite Goalie Strength & Conditioning program and here is the scoop – he is away from his home base at a goalie camp for the next two weeks. He is 16 and for some reason the gym is only for athletes who are 17 years of age and older, so he is now away from a gym for two weeks.
Notice how he did not let it go for days and days before letting me know – he let me know right away – that email came through at 6:51am today! This is what I love about the athletes in the Elite Goalie Strength and Conditioning program – they are so committed to their success.
Anyway, here is a quick workout that any of you can do at any time – all you need is a dumbbell or a bungee cord for the rowing exercise and you are good to go. My suggestion is to do 15-30 seconds of each exercise and repeat 2-4 cycles (for my EGSC guy that would be 4 cycles + I will send you some other specific energy system work)
I had a question posted over at the blog in response to my post last week on “How Hockey Players Can Dominate Chin-ups”. He asked how chin-ups could help a hockey player. Good question – I posted a little video to explain my thought process – you can check it out by following the link below.
Also, remember that the Rapid Response Goalie Training system goes on sale Tuesday, November 16th and I am giving you $30 off the base price, so for a limited time you can get it for only $67 before the price goes up to $97. As soon as it goes on sale Tuesday morning (and it will be early because I start training clients at 6am ET) I will post the link over at www.hockeytrainingpro.com
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.
This video from London, Ontario hockey strength coach, Maria Mountain shows you five new off ice leg strengthening exercises for hockey players.