Revealing Your Mobility Deficit

If you are not familiar with the term “Mobility Deficit”, then you better read on and watch the video.  Then do the test yourself. Remember a few weeks ago I mentioned that I would be going with a weekly theme for my articles (trying it out at least), well there were some good suggestions and…

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Here’s What Your Heart Rate Actually Does On The Ice

I was sifting through my notes from the NSCA Hockey Strength & Conditioning Clinic last month in Colorado Springs, CO and I wanted to share this data that Justin Roethlingshoefer (yeah that’s a mouthful) shared. You may not have heard of him. Have you heard of the NCAA Div 1 University of Miami Ohio hockey…

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Specific Drill So You Can Stay Low And Dominate Your Crease Movements

Do you ever look for it?  I do every time I watch a game.  It usually starts to appear about 10-minutes into the second period.  Then I know a team is in trouble. What is this sign that puts a team at risk?  The sign that coaches and shooters see?  The sign that is right…

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When Hiring A Strength Coach Is Out Of The Question…

When you have the drive and determination to become one of the players any coach is happy to have in the line-up, but you don’t have access to a qualified and proven hockey strength coach, what should you do? I know several of you are pondering this exact question right now as the off-season approaches…

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Q&A: This leg strengthening exercise was hurting his hips…

Here’s the question… “It has always been my main leg exercise, but when I go all the way down, it hurts my hips.” What is the exercise? You guessed it…Leg Press. The Cheeky Answer… …Stop doing it. The Actual Answer… Seriously, stop doing it please. I know you can put a ton of weight on…

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He Works Out Every Day But Doesn’t Get Stronger…

I rolled a few different questions into this article – but basically it is from the skater or goalie who works out like a fiend, but doesn’t really get stronger and doesn’t really get noticeably stronger or faster on the ice. Talk about frustrating. Luckily, usually this player actually loves working out, so that is…

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Taking the Beer out of “Beer League”?

I know that we use the term – beer league a lot in hockey – and for some of you that actually means there is some beer in the dressing room after the game. I am all in favour of having a beer with my friends, but it is also key to know how much…

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Q&A – Three A Days For a Beer Leaguer

Some beer league goalies apologize for ‘bothering’ me when they email to ask a question. They say, “I’m not a young hot-shot goalie and I won’t make it to the NHL at this stage”. That’s cool – I still love ya! I have made my mission clear – to help 10,000 of you win more…

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3 NEW Core Exercises For Any Goalie

I used ‘the Twitter’ last week to ask what you needed. What areas of the body did you want a new exercise for? You answered loud and clear >> THE CORE was your answer. So, here is not one…not two… but THREE core exercises to help any hockey player. But first – let’s set the…

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Simple 3-Step Post Game Recovery

A simple 3-step reccovery? The answer is “Yes”. Yes, there are things you can do immediately after a game that will help you recover faster. Yes, anyone can do them. Yes, you can do them at the rink or at home. No, you don’t need a bike to do a ‘flush ride’. So, now that…

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