Deeper Splits & Wider Butterfly Flare

2015-05-30 08.34.27So the UGT Live 2015 was held this past weekend in London, ON and what an awesome time it was!  The day started with a 7:30am warm up at the rink followed by a great on-ice session with Jason VanSpronsen and Future Pro Goaltending.

Then we took the party on the road to the new location of Revolution Conditioning for three off-ice training sessions!  Don’t worry I fed the troops in between sessions 🙂

After a grueling day of training we met up at RevCon HQ downtown before heading out together for a nice steak dinner. YUM!

It was an awesome day all around and I will be sure to do it again in the Spring of 2016 so stay tuned!

Need More Splits…

I got feedback from each and every one of the goalies who attended and it was great, but to no ones surprise a couple of the guys still wanted MORE ways for hockey goalies to get deeper into their splits and a wider butterfly flare.  Surprise, surprise 🙂

So I thought I would share these goalie stretches with everyone; kind of like you were there.

Wider Splits…

I hope by now you know that getting a full splits depends on your hip structure.  Not every goalie CAN get a full splits, that is a fact.  But here are two techniques you probably have not used in the past to help you get a little lower.

If you cannot see the video above, just click the link below

Wider Flare…

If it is your narrow butterfly flare that is letting those pucks sneak in between your pad and the post, you will want to add these to your mobility routine (the exercises start around 2:40)…

If you cannot see the video above, just click below…

So there are a few to get you going.  Consistency is the key, so stick with it at least 5 days per week.

Happy training!

PS – for those of you who were asking, the most recent Next Level group has been selected and did start their training yesterday.  As you know I select a group that I think will work well together, so not everyone who applies will be accepted.  I will let you know when I decide to run another one.