Working Hard vs Working Smart (you misunderstood)

Working smart can be hard… During the webinar this week we talked a lot about training smart vs just training hard.  Some of you got a little confused, you thought I meant that you didn’t have to work hard. That is NOT the case at all. You WILL have to work hard.  There will be…

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The Best Diet For You This Off-Season

I am trying to wrap up a few questions from the live Webinar I hosted yesterday for members of the Insider’s List.  We covered a lot of ground and I answered most of your off-season training questions, but there were a few we just didn’t have time to cover. There were a few nutrition questions……

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The 2 Ways Off-Season Hockey Training Leads To Injury

You’ve made it this far, so please make sure you read the entire article and read it with an open mind, don’t just say to yourself, “I would never do that” and dismiss the message. So here they are the two ways off-season hockey training leads to injury… NUMBER ONE: You do too much too…

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EOTW: Rotary Core Strength for Hockey

The stability ball in this one lets you put a little less load on your arms and a little more through your torso (or “core” as we like to call it to sound cool).  So what is the benefit of that? Well, in this case it will help you strengthen the muscles of your torso…

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Your Off-Season Training Plan Mapped Out

Okay, here it is, I am channeling my inner high school teacher, stepping up to the whiteboard and giving you a lesson in off-season training.  I am giving you the detail you need – I am sorry if it is confusing to some of you. There is a lot of thought and strategy that goes…

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New Sled Exercise For Hockey Players (AKA Quads Of Steel)

…YES – QUADS OF STEEL… The sled is a legit tool for off-ice hockey training and this off-ice hockey exercise is for goalies and skaters alike. If you have used a sled for hockey training, you have probably pushed it, today I am going to go over a great combo which is a sled push…

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Case Study: How a Jr. B goalie goes from a 3.71 GAA to 2.00 in one season

I got this email from Andrew a couple weeks ago and I was so pleased for him.  You know I take my job seriously, which means sharing in your successes and your frustrations – the successes are WAY more fun. Here’s what he said… Hey Maria,    I was one of your UGT VIP 3.0…

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NEW! Mobility Exercise For Goalies

I am going to GUARANTEE that less than 1% of you have ever even SEEN this hip mobility exercise before AND of the less than 1% of you who have seen it before, I guarantee that less than 1% of you have ever even TRIED it…until today. This exercise is a hip mobility exercise –…

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Youth Hockey Training Guidelines

I had a post on this topic a few months ago, but I continue to get more questions about it, so today I want to share my philosophy on training young goalies. It is fine if you disagree, but this is my philosophy that guides my decisions regarding most youth athletes.  I appreciate that there…

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EOTW: First Step Power

Before you watch the video – I want you to understand one thing. I am NOT saying that you want to pop straight up from your 1/2 butterfly or when you are racing for the puck.  I know it is lateral movement that we focus on in hockey – we work on that a lot,…

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