10-17-2019 Live Q&A – Injury Tips and Measuring your Butterfly Flare Properly

Hey guys, Kevin here with Maria’s Facebook Live Q&A from Thursday incase you missed it.  If you don’t have time to watch the full video you can easily click on a specific topic below: 0:23 – Shin pain help. What is it? 5:52 – How to measure your butterfly flare 7:50 – Picking a durable…

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ICE HOCKEY GOALIES – Stop Every Shot With These 3 Moves

As a hockey goalie, you are NOT going to stop every single shot. #truth #ouch But you can drastically increase your chances by developing the goalie specific stamina and stability that we review in this brand new video.  We hit the ice to go through how these elements help you on the ice and then…

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GTP TV: Ep 14 – Strategies for Off-Ice Training

Hey gang it’s Maria here from Goalie Training Pro TV. Welcome to episode 14 where we’re going to talk about a strategic approach to your off ice training. It’s like one of those tricky things because it kind of seems simple and even those of you who have used my programs, and you know you…

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11/10 Live Q&A – Off-Ice Training, Youth Programs, Warm-Up, Injury Prevention

Hey gang, Rachel here (Maria’s Super-Awesome Assistant!). If you missed out on Maria’s Facebook Live Hockey Goalie Q&A last Friday, 11/10, fear not! I have the video for you right here: https://youtu.be/ITE-naBS9aQ Also, in case you’re pressed for time, below are the topics discussed along with where you can find them in the video: Introduction…

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Knee Recovery + Angle Push – For Jimmy Howard

Since I strapped on the pads earlier this fall I have had lots of chances to make all sorts of awkward movements in the crease – but I might have worked my way up to the 10th worst goalie in the world 🙂 Thankfully none of those movements have been as awkward as the one Jimmy…

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Rotator Cuff Training For A Goalie’s Hips

  I am pretty sure you all know how much time pitchers spend working on their rotator cuff. If you pitched in little league when you were a kid, chance are you had some rotator cuff exercises that you routinely used. We all know how an injury to the rotator cuff of a pitcher is…

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Sore back solution for hockey players.

If you occasionally get a little stiff and sore in the lower back toward the end of the game, but it resolves quickly once the game is over and you are out of your skating posture – then you may wish to try some of these exercises.

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Any goalies get sore knees?

Today I wanted to give you goalies some info about patellofemoral pain syndrome. Sounds bad, doesn’t it? The lucky thing is that it is not as fatal as it sounds and it is pretty common for hockey goalies to experience this injury during the season or during their off-season training.

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This one strategy will reduce back strain in hockey players.

Back in 2009 we went over some ways that muscle imbalances can contribute to back pain, including some stretches hockey players can use to reduce the imbalance.  Today, I am going to give you a strategy hockey players can use to reduce back strain right from the bench. Look at the players sitting beside you…

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How hockey players can reduce the risk of groin strains. Contest Winners!

When I worked as the exercise specialist at the sport medicine clinic at the University of Western Ontario, I learned that a key to preventing injury (or the reoccurrence of an injury) was to gain a full understanding of why that injury occurred in the first place. Once we identified the cause, we could rehab the injury and then train the athlete in a way that reduced their risk of re-injury.

If we look at groin strains in hockey players they often went hand in hand with a lack of core stabilization. If the muscles of the torso did not work with the muscles of the hips to maintain a stable platform at the pelvis, where the adductors or groin muscles attach, this instability could put undue strain on the tissue and result in a tear or strain.

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