Build balance and strong legs for hockey.

Later this week I will share one of the exact workouts I used for training my pro hockey players this summer. I have been really working on being efficient with our time in the gym. My goal is to give them maximum benefit with minimal time. Anything we do has to help make them a better performer on the ice or reduce their risk of injury. All of the ‘fluff’ has been cut out. If you are spending 2 hours on your weight training, then you do not know what you are trying to train – you are just putting in time and hoping that some of the exercises you are doing will make you better.

Today I am sharing one of the exercises that does just what I have described above. It builds strong powerful legs for skating with the requirement for a rapid push and it improves your balance which will not only make you stronger on your skates, it will also train your ankle, knee and hip stabilizers to help reduce your risk of injury. Check it out in the video.

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Off ice drill to make hockey players faster off a change of direction.

Today I want to share with you an exercise that I use on the ice and off the ice to help hockey players explode off their change of direction. I think there are many players out there who waste the first step of their cross over start and this drill will hopefully teach you not to do that and as a result, instantly put you half a step ahead of the competition.

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Three off-ice power and core exercises for hockey goalies and skaters.

Okay, on to today’s feature – this is a three exercise off ice power and core circuit for hockey goalies and skaters. The training rope is a fairly new tool so you may not have access to one, you can do some heavy bag punching as an alternative or some bungee punches. I hope you enjoy the circuit!

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Two new TRX exercises to build hockey player’s hips.

Hi Gang,

Hope you have had a great week! These two TRX exercises help hockey players build the outside of the hip (striding muscles) and your core/groin muscles (stabilizing and recovery). Check them out!

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Sample off-season training split for hockey.

Today I want to share with you the general training split I use when I train hockey goalies and skaters at Revolution Conditioning. Check out the article to get an idea of the rough outline we work through from May thru August.

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A question about Intense workouts vs. workout Intensity

One competitive men’s league goalie asked about the type of training they could do to lose some fat and asked about some of the workout programs you see on TV infomercials.

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Off Ice Goalie Training: Exercises to improve strength in glove hand.

This question was from the Dad of a young goalie who has trouble squeezing his glove. Here are some exercises for hockey goalies to build glove hand strength.

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Kim McCullough stops by to talk training for female hockey players.

Kim McCullough shares her years of experience as an elite player and strength and conditioning coach as she helps unlock the secrets of how female hockey players can make it to the next level.

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When your athlete’s team off-ice session is less than optimal. Advice for trainers.

This post is for the hockey strength and conditioning coaches who train athletes that do off ice conditioning sessions with their team that are often less than optimal.

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Unveiling the secrets of your off season hockey training.

Are you making the most of your off ice training? See the mystery ingredients that every hockey player should include in their off ice training.

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