Pushing the panic button.

So here we are in early July and you see through the calendar to the next page of the calendar and….YIKES! There is it is, staring you in the face. Training camp.

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Dryland Goalie Training Q&A: Episode 6

I wanted to clear out my inbox and take a few minutes to answer your dryland goalie training questions. In today’s episode I cover:

* What are the best exercises for rehabbing a surgically repaired meniscus?
* How do you get back to training after an ankle sprain?
* What should you expect in terms of dryland goalie training at your hockey camps this summer?
* If you don’t sweat like crazy during your workout are you training hard enough?
* What could it mean if you cannot comfortably squat below 45 degrees?

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The worst groin exercise for hockey goalies.

I will keep this simple and cut straight to the point, here are my three favourite strength exercises for hockey goalies. If you are wondering how many sets, reps, etc to do, that is a great question and I went over it in detail in this post – the right sets and reps for strength exercises. Now, here are a few of my favourite strength exercises for hockey goalies

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When is it okay for hockey goalies to gain weight?

I had a ‘complaint’ the other day from one of the athletes in my Elite Goalie Strength & Conditioning online coaching program. This player told me that the off-ice goalie training program I created for him was not working. He was getting heavier and he was not happy about it! I, on the other hand was thrilled.

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New! Ab Circuit for Hockey Players

I have put together a nice ab circuit for hockey players that will build a stronger core while reducing your risk of injury.

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What If? Why Not?

Today, I am not sharing any off-ice goalie training drills specifically, I want to share an idea I got from the book I am reading right now. I do not really read any fiction (other than Harry Potter – seriously – love the Harry Potter!). I prefer to read books about either training or business. Right now I am reading What If? And Why Not?: How to Transform Your Fears into Action and Start the Business of Your Dreams by Jen Groover and there are some ideas I think apply to you so that is what I will share with you today.

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Off-Ice Goalie Training Q&A: 5

Today’s off-ice training Q&A is packed with content here is what you will find:

* What should goalies focus on during their off-ice training (I actually answered this very thoroughly here)?
* Adding Yoga and Pilates to your off-ice goalie training
* Wrist strengthening for goalies/wrist pain with push ups
* The answer to a question asking me if I could tell you exactly what exercises to do and how many reps to do for each
* Why do my knees crack when I squat?
* Can I change my training schedule to fit my on-ice schedule?

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Best rep range for goalie off-ice training.

I share a lot of goalie training exercises with you here on the blog and I get asked “How many sets and reps of those should I do?” This is a tough one to answer because it really depends on your goals and the phase of the off-season.

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Why go after Lance? Here’s why!

That had nothing to do with hockey training, but everything to do with being accountable for everything that goes into your body and making the right choices. And I feel much better now!

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New Online Magazine for Hockey Goalies

Today, I want to share some big news from my friends Dave and Kevin over at InGoalMag.com! They have really outdone themselves this time with a full online magazine that lets you literally step into the head and skates of the top goalies on the planet.

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