Not everyone drives a Ferrari

In all things there is good, better, best. What actually makes for good, better, best varies from person to person. For some of you, owning a Ferrari may be your dream. The power, the look, the looks you will get behind the wheel… it gets your heart pumping. My Dad drove a 1978 Pontiac Grand…

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The only two TABOO exercises at RevCon

As you may know, the goalies enrolled in the Turning Pro coaching program are able to come to Revolution Conditioning in London, ON and train for up to 3 days per year with our HockeyStrong training group. Last week I had two visiting goalies – Nick and Owen. It is always a treat to meet…

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How Laser Focused Training Works

I have mentioned it a few times in the last week and so naturally there have been more questions. Probably my fault for confusing you because on one hand I tell you that you cannot “accelerate your gains” or “supercharge your training” two weeks before the season starts. But then I talk about you can…

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Q&A – Plan To Supercharge Training Before The Season

The words are different, but the question is the same. Some of you are sending me detailed plans of how you intend to ‘make up for lost time’, ‘supercharge your training’, or ‘fill up the tank’ before the season starts. One of you actually told me that you were going to train from 9am-5pm, like…

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But I Just Want To Get Big…

I know you just want to get jacked. I have been in this profession for over 20 years…I know that 72% of you workout because you think it will help you on the ice, but really you just want to get huge. That’s why you do back squats or use the leg press as your…

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Juggling may not be the answer

Traffic was moving pretty well considering it was New York city on a Friday morning. The shuttle bus wove its way from Grand Central toward the Midtown tunnel and out to Queen’s and LaGuardia airport (which really spruced itself up since the last time I flew out of there) and then it hit me! It…

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Do These 3 Things Starting Today To Save Your Season

If you missed it, yesterday we talked about what to do if you have been a little delinquent in your off-season training so far. Don’t sweat it, you are not alone, but if you missed it yesterday go back and read the three things you absolutely must NOT do if that is the case. Now, let…

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Whatever You Do, Don’t Do THIS (even if you are behind in your training)

It is normal to feel panicked; you should feel a little panicked at this point, that is normal. If you have not been keeping up with your training over the last 2-months at least – that means training a minimum of three days per week in the gym plus some speed and stamina training on…

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3 Key Body Parts Goalies Neglect To Stretch (but shouldn’t)

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.…

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Activation Drill to Help Decrease Your Hip Mobility Deficit

This exercise will highlight the mobility deficit in your hip flexors.  In fact, I bet if you are one of those players who always feels tight in the front of your hip, that you will not be able to successfully do this mobility/activation drill. Here is exactly how to do it…  Key Points:   Keep…

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