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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Is your plyometric training making you a better hockey player?

If you are not getting amplitude due to effort or fatigue, you are not doing plyos, you are doing conditioning. Let me know what questions you have about plyo training for hockey.

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How hockey players can improve their flexibility in 2-minutes without stretching!

You’ve gotta try this trick that helps hockey players improve their flexibility in 2-minutes without stretching!

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Sample off-season training split for hockey.

Today I want to share with you the general training split I use when I train hockey goalies and skaters at Revolution Conditioning. Check out the article to get an idea of the rough outline we work through from May thru August.

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The fall of the machines. Where machines fit into your off ice training for hockey.

New article which outlines the pros and cons of using standard fitness club machines for your off ice hockey training. If you are currently using any machines for your training, you need to read this.

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Sample off ice workout for goalies.

Here is a complete off ice workout for goalies which will address strength, speed, stability and flexibility.

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Off Ice Goalie Training: Dynamic strength exercises to reduce the risk of groin strain.

New off ice strengthening exercises to help hockey goalies get stronger while reducing their risk of groin strain.

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