Q&A: Resistance Band Training for Hockey

The first two weeks of May are jammed for sure so I wanted to send you a quick video about resistance band training for hockey – this one is for goalies and skaters. Before I get to that, let me give you a rundown of my week.

HockeyStrong training program started in the Revolution gym with new session times which always leads to mass confusion and then we are starting new programs for the hockey players AND our on-going Varsity athletes PLUS we started the new RevConPro rewards system where athletes training at the Revolution studio can gain points for doing what they do anyway – getting more flexible, stronger and more powerful.

The great news here is that the coach I hired back in January to work with me at Revolution Conditioning – Tyler Doig – remember him from the OHL Guelph Storm? Well he is an awesome coach – I think the athletes like him better than me – so things are running smoothly!

Then I had to take my Mom to the airport on Wednesday morning. My Mom has not flown without my Dad for over 50 years, so to say she was a little anxious would be an understatement, so naturally my car died while I was driving her to the airport so we had to finish the journey by cab ๐Ÿ™

Then yesterday I was presenting at the Ontario High School Coaches’ conference in St. Catharines. Today I am running a workshop with Team ShutOut Goaltending in Toronto and this Thursday I fly out to San Diego to meet with my business coaches Bedros Keuilian and Craig Ballantyne – WHEW!

Okay now for today’s Q&A. One of you asked me about where to get resistance bands that he could use to complete the Ultimate Goalie Training 2.0 program. He also was not sure what to look for or what grade of resistance to buy, so I put it all in 3-minute video for you…

Resistance Band Training For Hockey (video)


Here are some links to the retailers I mentioned in the video (I do not get paid by them, I am not an affiliate, this is just who I typically use for resistance bands).

Canada: Twist Conditioning – Twist Smart Toners

US: Perform Better –ย  First Place Safety Toners

Resistance bands are a great tool to support your off-ice training, so if you want to do some workouts at home or in your backyard, check them out. Have a great day!


PS – oh yeah – wanna tell the guy in the adjoining room at the hotel where I stayed last night who was singing Bob Marley’s “Three Little Birds” at 2:45am to keep his day job….and go to SLEEP!