Wonder if Luongo ever tries this?

I find the pre-season fascinating for a few reasons 1) I have to anxiously wait to see how the athletes I train over the summer are doing at their pro camps and 2) there are always lots of tweaks and strains that pop up and this always gets me thinking about the ‘why’. The one that sticks in my head most recently is Luongo’s groin ‘tweak’. I immediately thought back to an article about how Luongo became passionate about road biking this off-season and how he logged 1800km on the bike to help him drop 8lbs of weight. I can’t help but think…hmmmmmmm!

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Hip Impingement in Hockey Goalies: Try this simple self evaluation.

I have been interested in learning more and more about femoroacetabular hip impingement (FAIS) in hockey goalies and the more I talk about it the more I am amazed at how many goalies play with pain in the front of their hip and think it is normal. Check out the video to learn more about what causes hip impingement in hockey goalies and then take the self evaluation.

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New twist on hip stretch for hockey players.

Check out this video and try the stretch. It is an essential stretch for hockey goalies and skaters alike. Your glutes get a lot of work, so they need a nice stretch to keep them happy.

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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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Off Ice Training for Goalies: Reduce the risk of groin strains with diagonal stretch patterns.

There are a few off ice training strategies that hockey goalies can incorporate today to reduce the risk of groin strain.

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Stretches for Hockey Players – part one.

Off ice training for hockey – this post is in response to a request from on of you for a basic stretching program that will help hockey players.

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Your sneak peak at the Ultimate 12-Minute Goalie Warm Up!

The Ultimate 12-Minute Goalie Warm Up is so different from what many of you typically do before your games and practices that I am getting lots of questions asking what the new warm-up is like – how it works. Without giving away all my secrets, I put this little sneak peak together for you:

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Ultimate 12-Minute Goalie Warm-Up…coming soon!

It is the Ultimate 12-Minute Goalie Warm-Up and it will help you dominate from the second the puck drops.

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New way for skaters and hockey goalies to train hip stabilizers.

A common mistake when training hockey players is focusing on the large prime movers and ignoring the smaller stabilizing muscles. Thinking in terms of the quads and glutes, but ignoring the deep hip rotators.

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How Hockey Goalies can use the TRX to Stretch

I will post a few different exercises for hockey goalies over the next few days, but here is a nice way for goalies to stretch their groins using the TRX.

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