5 Ways To Break Out Of Your Rut Today

I read every single email you send me, some of them pump me up, some make me laugh – like the one I got yesterday when one of you tried to forward the EOTW on to one of your friends, but sent it to me instead (tell you about that in a second) – some…

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Ankle Mobility for Hockey Players

There have been volumes written about hip mobility for hockey players – whether you are a skater or a goalie, we can all agree that hip mobility is key. But let’s look down the chain to the joint that is the closest interface to the playing surface – – your ANKLE, which is the interface…

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EOTW: Reverse Lunge To Step Up

Think of the sound a really powerful skater makes as they stride down the ice.  You can hear the blade slash the ice as you see snow spray with each accelerating drive. These hockey players share a few things in common: Low skating stance Strong quads A bigger than average butt (not that I am…

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It’s Not The Same

How many of you work on your hand-eye coordination?  Hands up! Okay, put your hands down – for those of you who didn’t put up your hand, what’s the deal?  Go get two tennis balls from the front hall closet (I don’t know why they are there, someone just put them there – probably you)…

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How Much Time On The Ice During The Summer?

  With NHL training camps opening last Thursday, naturally the media set out to find a story with the Leafs – why not pick on the best performing player Phil Kessel? When Phil said, ‘I skated 10 times maybe all summer’, Leaf Nation gasped.  I’m not gonna lie – I gasped a little bit too.…

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You have a chest day…

There is one good reason to do bench press as part of your off-ice hockey training – I will tell you about that in a second, but first let’s talk about one of the biggest sins hockey players make with their off-season training. You will know if you are making it or not by answering…

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Your ONE Thing…

I am reading a book right now called The One Thing and it asks the question, “What is the one thing you could do, such that by doing it everything else would be easier or unnecessary?”.  Then the task is to act on your ONE thing before all else. This question can be applied to…

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The FASTEST way to fix your speed on the ice

If you had to pick the one ingredient that would help you be a better hockey player even if nothing else changed, most of you would say ‘speed’.  In fact I am sure I have never met a goalie or skater who replied to the question “What do you need to do to be better…

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We might have be wrong on this one…

For those of you who are NOT in the fitness industry (or those of you who are just starting out) you need to know something. I first learned it from one of my mentors Peter Twist – he said ‘half of everything I know is wrong…I just don’t know which half’. It isn’t so much…

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The Worst Cardio Training For Skaters

Good morning to be a Leafs fan – Kessel with a nice hat trick for  the win against Carlyle’s old team, the Ducks.  How’s your team doing so far this season?  Don’t worry it is early, they still have time to catch the Leafs – ha ha. I know, I know, any day they will…

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