Help me help you! Win a free training program!

I need your help! I am just about to start working on my next online product to help hockey players with their off ice training. I have a concept and an outline all set, but I want to check with you to make sure that I am going to deliver the info you want. So, here is the deal, would you please either email me – maria@revolutionconditioning.com – or post a comment below telling me your approximate age, your position and the type of information that would be the most helpful to you.

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Off Ice Groin Exercise for Hockey Goalies.

This post is for those of you who are terrified to train your groin muscles in the gym – first of all you know you are going to have to ‘work in’ with some lady who looks like she is right out of “Real Housewives of Hoboken” while all the muscle head’s stare at you like a freak when you plunk your butt on that stupid ‘groin machine’. Here is the great news – when you are playing goal in hockey, your adductors (groins) do not really work this way – with your feet off the ground. Your adductors work in a closed chain when you are playing goal so you are in contact with the ground through either your feet or knees.

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Hip Impingement in Hockey Goalies: Try this simple self evaluation.

I have been interested in learning more and more about femoroacetabular hip impingement (FAIS) in hockey goalies and the more I talk about it the more I am amazed at how many goalies play with pain in the front of their hip and think it is normal. Check out the video to learn more about what causes hip impingement in hockey goalies and then take the self evaluation.

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Off ice drill to make hockey players faster off a change of direction.

Today I want to share with you an exercise that I use on the ice and off the ice to help hockey players explode off their change of direction. I think there are many players out there who waste the first step of their cross over start and this drill will hopefully teach you not to do that and as a result, instantly put you half a step ahead of the competition.

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Is goalie specific training a lie?

Okay, here we go again…I was on a forum the other day and one of the guys posted a very thorough post expressing his opinion that there is no such thing as sport specific training. I welcome his opinion and the time he took to create this post, but like most arguments I think it really brings all parties closer together when you define your terms. Let me go over the argument from the training forum before I share my perspective.

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New twist on hip stretch for hockey players.

Check out this video and try the stretch. It is an essential stretch for hockey goalies and skaters alike. Your glutes get a lot of work, so they need a nice stretch to keep them happy.

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Million dollar blog post for hockey players.

If I had a dollar for every athlete or client who said, “I need to be faster”, “I need to lose 10lbs” or “I need to get in top shape this summer”, I would have thousands of dollars. Some athletes I train (and those who I keep around year after year) are the ones who take the steps to make those things happen. Becoming a better hockey player is actually pretty straight forward. Luckily there is not special hockey training gizmo that will give someone an advantage over you, basically you need to train consistently, with proper technique and sufficient intensity. Mix in recovery periods and you are set to go. If becoming a better hockey player is your true priority, you will do it – no problem.

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Three off-ice power and core exercises for hockey goalies and skaters.

Okay, on to today’s feature – this is a three exercise off ice power and core circuit for hockey goalies and skaters. The training rope is a fairly new tool so you may not have access to one, you can do some heavy bag punching as an alternative or some bungee punches. I hope you enjoy the circuit!

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Off-ice training tips for the hockey referee.

I had a request from a hockey ref for a few training tips that will help him keep up with the play, stay injury free and just like you players, he wants to move up to the pro level one day. I have a lot of respect for what those guys do and how athletic they need to be to be great at their job, so here are a few suggestion. Many of the suggestions are similar to those I will give hockey goalies and skaters, such as avoiding any machine based training other than cable columns.

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Two new TRX exercises to build hockey player’s hips.

Hi Gang,

Hope you have had a great week! These two TRX exercises help hockey players build the outside of the hip (striding muscles) and your core/groin muscles (stabilizing and recovery). Check them out!

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