2 New Hockey Exercises To Help You Shoot Like A Pro

Here’s another guest post from Tyler and it is his HockeyTrainingPro.com video debut as well – so this is a monumental occasion for us!  I think he did a great job, but you be the judge as Tyler gives you two of his favourite forearm strengthening exercises for hockey players.

2 hockey exercises to give you a better wrister

There is nothing better to help you build velocity on your shot then getting repetitions on and off the ice. Shooting pucks on the ice, in your back yard or in the garage is the best way to improve your shot power and accuracy. However, those are not the only things you should pay attention to if you want to shoot like a pro.

Building forearm, core, and rotary strength in the weight room will also help you to shoot the puck harder. There are many different exercises and approaches you can take to achieve your goal of having a harder shot. I am going to explain and show you 2 new exercises you can do regularly that will help you reach that goal.

A. Plate Stick Handling- In this exercise you want to have your knees slightly bent and your chest up nice and tall. Keep a nice strong stable torso while rolling your wrists over as you handle the weight back and forth.

B. Pinch Grip Farmers Walk- Start off with plates that are not very challenging, like a 2 ½ or 5 lb plate. Start by pinch gripping one plate with each hand.  Make sure the plate does not have a lip on it where you can get a cheating grip. Proceed to walk 30 feet, turn around and walk back to the starting position.

Add 2-3 sets of 20 reps stick handling back and forth each week. Also add 2-3 sets walking 30 feet with the pinch grip farmers walk.

Check out the video below to see exactly how to do each exercise properly.

Building strength through these 2 exercises paired with the repetitions of shooting pucks will surely help you in achieving more velocity and quickness when firing the puck. Everyone wants to improve different aspects of their game. Paying attention to little details like improving your shot will help you finish more frequently on those scoring chances that are so rare throughout a game.


PS – I have been bugging Maria to let me put up more content for you skaters out there – the goalies have been hoggin’ all the attention lately.  I am not sure if I am supposed to say anything or not (I’m sure you won’t tell), but Maria and I are bringing out a brand new product for skaters – no goalies allowed – it should be ready to go in a few week, so stay tuned.