Using the MB to Stabilize or Drive

  A few weeks ago I wrote THIS article showing you goalies how to use the medicine ball to overload your off-ice agility drills.  Do you remember that?  If not, you better check out what you missed. The MB is a great tool for skaters and goalies alike and today I want to show you…

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How To Enjoy Holiday Eating Without Sabotaging Your Hockey

Look, we are all going to eat foods over the holidays that we wouldn’t typically eat the other 11-months of the year. I will for sure ding-dong some shortbread cookies because when else is it acceptable to eat butter and sugar straight up (maybe there is some flour or eggs in there to make it…

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Lateral Speed Development

  Close your eyes and picture a hockey player skating with speed. I bet you pictured a player streaking up the ice moving forward – winning a race to a puck and busting in on a break-away or something like that. If you are a goalie, you MIGHT have pictured a goalie moving with lateral…

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Autopsy of an off-ice hockey workout

  I know many of you have a program that looks very similar to this and you don’t even know that you could be using your time so much more wisely to actually improve your performance on the ice. On a weekly basis I get emails asking if I have any ideas for what you…

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READ THIS: if your workout hasn’t changed in 4-weeks

The Problem With Doing The Same Workout For Weeks On End I know you may really like your workout.  You may think that it really helps you on the ice.  That is fine. I am not saying you have to stop doing it forever, you just need to stop doing it for a while and…

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Q&A: harder shot, goalie specific, ankle strength and more

Hockey Training Q&A – November 2014 Today I have the answers to some of your questions from the past month.  Here’s what we cover today… If you cannot see the video in the player above, just click here http://youtu.be/asStFtxO_LQ #1 – Better lateral movement for hockey goalies – 0:27 Here is the link to some…

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Building Bigger Shoulders For Hockey

I think you know by now that I don’t really care about how you look, so I am not going to sell you on building powerful, sexy shoulders that will be the envy of everyone at the beach.  If that happens…so be it, but my goal is to keep you hockey players healthy on the…

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Should hockey players push heavy sh#t?

When and how to use overload – should you push cars? There is a tendency to believe harder is better.  There is a tendency to take a perfectly good agility drill and add resistance to it…to make it harder.  You have probably even seen athletes doing this by wearing weight vests for their sprint training…

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Mistakes, Upper Body, Mobility, Essentials and Core…oh my!

I think it would be an overstatement to say I have been ‘cheating’.  That word has such a negative connotation. Have I been writing some hockey training articles for another fitness outlet?  Well – yes I have.  I can’t help myself, I want to help hockey players all over the world – it doesn’t mean…

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Sin #2: The One That Kills Your Speed

If there was on off-ice hockey training sin that I see committed by most youth hockey coaches and trainers it is Sin #2.  Heck, I used to be guilty of it myself when I first started out.  What I didn’t understand then was how this type of training actually sucks the speed out of hockey…

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