10 Secret Habits of Pro Hockey Goalies: #2 – STRENGTH

Secret #2 of this 10 part series and it is all about how pro hockey goalies do the RIGHT kind of off-ice strength training – – and how some still don’t. If you are stuck at home with the COVID-19 outbreak, I am deliberately making all these goalie workouts bodyweight training only or using minimal…

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The answer to your question “why goalies?”

The simple answer is… ‘because they are awesome!’ Who WOULDN’T want to train goalies for their life’s work? Who wouldn’t want to make their masterpiece a generation of goalies who frustrate more shooters, win more games and have fewer injuries? But I get it – and it is something I have been reflecting on lately…

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Goalie Training Talks: Jim Snider nutrition flip flop

  University of Wisconsin Hockey Strength & Conditioning coach Jim Snider shared his radical nutrition flip flop that he uses with his NCAA players. It might sound a little wacky to start with, but when you think about it, it makes sense. We also talk about the hip drive (aka Hip Thrust) and what is…

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Your Pre-Season Strength & Power Plan

If you have not been working on your strength and power during the off-season and you will be hitting the ice with your team in the next two weeks, now would not be the time to start hitting the gym hard. Instead see my advice on what goalies should do who have not been working…

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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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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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EOTW: Hip Drive For Quicker Post-To-Post

I admit, I did not stay up last night to watch the entire game, but I did stay up until 9:13pm, which is pretty good for a work night.  I was cheering for the Hawks in the final, but I would have been satisfied to see Stamkos win one too, so I did not feel…

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Why You Need To Build Hockey Strength

There is strength and then there is hockey strength. Let me explain – you can spend your training time making yourself as strong as possible – this means you can squat, deadlift or bench press the lights out – you are then man (or woman) in your gym. But does that give you the most…

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Hockey Training Q&A: The One About Creatine

Dug down into the mail bag today to answer questions about goalies getting burned at training camp and whether hockey players should be using the supplement creatine – after all, you can get creatine from red meat and some fish, so can’t you just get it there? I’ll tell you. Q1:  “While watching these camps…

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Autopsy of an off-ice hockey workout

  I know many of you have a program that looks very similar to this and you don’t even know that you could be using your time so much more wisely to actually improve your performance on the ice. On a weekly basis I get emails asking if I have any ideas for what you…

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