Q&A – tourney nutrition, InSeason Training, hip pain

Had a great Facebook Live Q&A yesterday.  I was surprised by the turn out I got at noon on a Wednesday – thinking a few of you were supposed to be ‘working’ – – ha ha. I will move the day and time around, mainly based on my schedule, but also to give you a…

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EOTW: Rotary Core Strength for Hockey

The stability ball in this one lets you put a little less load on your arms and a little more through your torso (or “core” as we like to call it to sound cool).  So what is the benefit of that? Well, in this case it will help you strengthen the muscles of your torso…

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Surf-style Q&A: Lateral Elliptical

Well, what I won’t do for you guys – I am out here in Dana Point, California learning how to help even more hockey players using the interwebz and I’m telling ya – it is hard work…. Okay maybe it’s not THAT hard – we get up every morning and go surfing at 7am which I…

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Why I Never Have Hockey Players Stand On A Stability Ball…

I am sure you have heard me say it before – just because you can doesn’t mean you should.  Although it looks quite impressive, anyone can stand on a stability ball with a little practice. When I worked at the sport med clinic I mastered in one particularly slow Friday afternoon. It was not that…

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Off-Ice Assessments

As promised here are two assessments that you can use to see 1) how your off-ice training is progressing from a stability, strength, stamina and power perspective and 2) how your body moves and dynamically stabilizes. Let me be clear that doing well on these tests will not guarantee that you will make the team…

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Off-Ice Hockey Training Q&A: starting over, credentials, fat thighs

Before I get to todays off-ice hockey training Q&A, I want too tell you a bit about my weekend. As you know if you follow me on Twitter (@goalietraining) or Facebook (www.Facebook.com/goalietrainingpro), you know that I have been in Orange County, California since Thursday attending the Fitness Business Summit. One of my coaches from the…

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Q&A: Two key nutrients to fuel your hockey games

Today, I dove into the mailbag for a little Q&A and this question was about pre-game nutrition from a player who was constantly losing focus and running out of gas during the third period – not good!

There could be several reasons for this including: fitness and conditioning, recovery and nutrition. This one was a simple one to figure out, it was related to nutrition for sure. This player was making a mistake that I see all the time, he was not getting these two key nutrients in his pre-game routine.

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U2 – DOMS – Better & Best: Part 1

There is not much you can do to get over the DOMS faster, you can ice, you can do gentle stretching, but you basically just have to let it run its course. When you have DOMS it feels like a bruise in the muscle – it is not joint pain and there is no ‘instant of injury’. You typically feel fine when you are doing the thing – like rocking out at the concert, but then 1-2 days later you pay the price. The discomfort typically goes away after 1-5 days. If it persists longer or gets feeling worse and worse, you should seek medical attention – could be something other than DOMS.

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What hockey players should focus on in their off-season training?

The best thing a hockey player can do in the off-season is become a better athlete. Whether you are a skater or a goalie, if you can improve your stability, strength, speed and stamina, you will be a more effective player next season.

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Off-Ice Hockey Training Q&A #4 + Loophole that saves you $44

I am going to give you another Q&A today looking at
* How often should you skate during the summer?
* Can I print copies of my Ultimate Goalie Training or HockeyStrong and mail them out to you?
* What to do if your team training program sucks, but they still want you to do it!

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