10 Secret Habits Of Pro Goalies: #5 Compound Strength

One secret habit pro goalies use is the power of training for compound strength. That means using multiple joints, multiple muscle groups and multiple planes of movement. Habit #5 – Compound Strength The best of the best pro level goalies have this element.  They are training off the ice in a way that lets them…

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Hockey Goalie Leg Training: Push Press to Reverse Lunge

I think you will like this complex that works your legs, your arms and challenges your dynamic core stability.  It is the Push Press to Reverse Lunge and here is why I love it for you. #1 – it starts with a quick impulse with the legs where you have to generate a lot of…

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Build Goalie Groin and Core Strength

You cannot talk about reducing your risk of groin strains or sports hernia or lower ab strains without including your ‘core’ in the conversation. The muscles of your torso (abdominals/back) have fascial (connective tissue) integrations with the muscles of your groin (adductors/medial hamstrings). They work together to stabilize and to generate and transmit forces. They…

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Goalie STAMINA: Monster Box Drill

If I had really been on the ball, I guess I should have posted this one last month at Hallowe’en! Oh well, maybe you can use it now to work off some of that extra candy you put down the hatch the last few weeks… unless of course you are like my brother who used…

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Goalie speed: Half kneeling acceleration – opening step

This one is all about giving you power out of your butterfly position as you move toward the next shot and recover to your skates. We have talked about it before, but driving from the bottom up (from the butterfly up to your skates) is a lot different from loading top down – starting from…

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Hockey Goalie Training: Hang Clean

It is one of the big dogs of every Varsity weight room.  We use it at RevCon and I cautiously program it (or variations) into my online programs because I think it is that good. We always do it from the hang position because I am most interested in getting that quick explosive drive over…

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Goalie Groin Exercise: 1/2 Butterfly Push That Feels The Same As On The Ice

Ahhhh Grade 9 Physics! Bless you and your circuit boards and that time Mr. Waugh accidentally sort of electrocuted Donny with the hand crank generator – – happy times. And bless your laws of motion like Newton’s Third (I think) law that every action has an equal and opposite reaction force.  I love looking at…

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Goalie Drill Opposite Scarecrow

I got to assess a ton of goalies this summer as I travelled all over Canada and the US working at goalie camps and training camps.  When you get to look at 100’s of goalies moving through specific patterns, you start to see common dysfunctions. This is one you won’t notice – until now maybe.…

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Do you even Bench?

We use this staple so infrequently that I didn’t even have a video of it! But let me tell you a story and it might be a little too late for you this season, but it can be a lesson for next year. I had a DM from a goalie who does not train with…

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Goalie Stability Ball Pendulum

This “goalie specific” drill is sweeping social media – – you have probably seen it. It looks pretty cool doesn’t it? And it sort of looks like a butterfly pendulum doesn’t it? But does it really help you stop more pucks? Here’s what I think… Check out this video on YouTube here >> https://youtu.be/ya6siGtKoRo So there…

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