They HATE It…Hips, Shoulders, Core

I am sorry… no idea how we have been together all these years and I don’t see where I have shared this one with you before.  I can’t believe it is true since this is one of my go to exercises for off-ice hockey training. Again, all I can say is sorry. Here is how…

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This One Is Tougher Than Squats

Well, it sure makes my hip muscles burn more than squats. You know how I have given you some hockey training exercises that look really simple and then you try them and find that they are brutally hard? You discover that the way I position you for the exercise makes it impossible for you to…

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EOTW: Dead Bug (ripped abs)

core exercises for hockey

If you are looking for a new way to torch your torso (read: abs) while actually improving your trunk stability on the ice, the Dead Bug might just be you new favourite core training exercise for hockey. Not Your Average Dead Bug This isn’t your average Dead Bug – I like this one better for…

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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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3 Speed-Sucking Exercises Hockey Players Use.

Three Hockey Training Exercises/Techniques That Give You Slower Legs (Avoid) There are lots of ways that skaters and goalies make themselves slow – it is often a result of players being more interested in working hard than working on the right things. I have picked three of the most common ways players misdirect their hockey…

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Stay Classy – – another hotel gym workout

I don't always go running in my Vibram 5-Fingers, but when I do, you can be I am somewhere for a few days of business meetings and I am just going carry-on. So if you are walking down the street of your home town and you see someone go running by in their Vibrams and…

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Hockey EOTW 1: Contra DB Row

I am going to feature an exercise every week starting today so I picked one of my favourite exercises that will help either skaters or goalies have stronger, more stable hips while developing mid-back and biceps strength. Hockey Training Exercise Of The Week: Contra DB Row I love this exercise because, as you will feel,…

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