Words pretty much cannot describe this advanced mobility drill for goalies, so you better start off by watching the video, then I will come back to give you the key points… You will notice that I call this a Mobility Drill, which is one of the foundations of my MS3 Method of off-ice development. The […]
You and your groins – you are all about your groins, stretch, stretch, stretch! But there are lots of other areas that have a huge impact on your performance that you absolutely forget, so I am going to give you three stretches that you must complete every time you even think about stretching your groins. […]
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. […]
Hey Gang, My friend Tyler Bramlett (not Coach Tyler who works with me) is one of the guys in my Mastermind Group – he is also one of the guys in my ‘accountability group’ that I told you about in an email a few weeks ago. Anyway, he was telling me about a sale he […]
Okay, so this is going to be a super short post today. Somehow it takes about a week to catch up from missing one day in the gym last week – not sure how that works exactly, but it is what it is. Anyway, when I was in Vegas I was talking to my friend Rick Kaselj of ExercisesForInjuries.com and we were talking about groins….well, you know what I mean, we were talking about groin injuries in hockey players. Anyway we were talking about how so many players use uniplanar stretching techniques when what they really need is multiplanar stretching.
To summarize, the number one thing you should work on is posture, then work on rotation and extension. Keep your t-spine working the way it is meant to and save yourself low back pain, shoulder pain and/or neck pain. You will also be taller in the net and look bigger in goal sending shivers down the spine of all those shooters out there.
By the time you are reading this post, Paul & I will be on our way to, or in, Las Vegas for a few days of holiday followed by a few days of business meetings. We are spending the first few days doing some hiking and relaxing out in the Red Rock Canyon area and then we will come into the craziness of Vegas proper for the rest of the time. Stay tuned for stories.
Before I get to part two of the article “The Death of Cardio for Goalies” I want to tell you about the SPECIAL BONUS with the Ultimate Goalie Training system that I am offering while I am away on holiday. When I first released the Ultimate 12-minute Goalie Warm-Up, I had a special offer where you could get the Ultimate 12-Minute Goalie Warm-Up AND the Ultimate Goalie Training System for only $97 rather than $134. I called it the Ultimate Goalie Domination package! Some of you have still found that link and got a great deal on the package, but I have not been advertising that it is there…until now!
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!
One of my friends over at www.goaliecrease.net put forth an idea to have a friendly challenge to see who can widen their butterfly flare the most over the next six weeks or so. I offered to create a program to help goalies increase their butterfly flare.
So I created this little workout that will only take 10-15 minutes to complete (click the link for the PDF):
Here is one of the simplest exercises I can think of to help goalies build strong and flexible hips. All you need is a resistance band tied in a small loop. Don’t have a resistance band – fine, then place one hand on the outside of each knee to create resistance as you push your knees outward.