Why hockey players should not stand on Stability Balls.

have never had my athletes stand on the stability ball – I did use a photo of me standing on the ball for a promo shot a few years ago, but I have since stopped. Here is why.

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Define a ‘Bad’ Hockey Season

As you know, Canada announced the roster for the men’s Olympic Hockey team yesterday.

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New way for skaters and hockey goalies to train hip stabilizers.

A common mistake when training hockey players is focusing on the large prime movers and ignoring the smaller stabilizing muscles. Thinking in terms of the quads and glutes, but ignoring the deep hip rotators.

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How Hockey Goalies can use the TRX to Stretch

I will post a few different exercises for hockey goalies over the next few days, but here is a nice way for goalies to stretch their groins using the TRX.

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Are your goalie stretches reducing your flexibility?

If you try to accelerate your progress, you may actually decrease your flexibility.

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Top Three Hip Stretches for Hockey Goalies

I tried to include in this article and video the three hip stretches for goalies that you are probably not doing.

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Hockey Speed Training for 40+

I have had quite a few requests lately from self-proclaimed “Beer League’ers” looking to improve their hockey speed.

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Adding upredictability to your off-ice hockey drills

Hockey is a multi-tasking sport but far too often players train for the best case scenario. Think about the last time you did some off-ice agility or goalie movement drills. Was anyone trying to knock you off the puck? Was anyone firing a puck at you? Was anyone constantly backing into your? Probably not. You were likely given a pattern and then allowed to practice it unhampered.

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Simple Exercise to Help Hockey Goalies Stay Low and Reactive

As a hockey goalie, you cannot afford to get tired. You cannot let your legs turn to cement and weigh you down as the game goes into the third period and beyond.

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Guest post from Kevin Neeld

I am thrilled to have this guest post from Kevin Neeld who is a colleague who works with hockey players as well. I think it is great to share different ideas and perspectives.

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