Posts in "Off-Ice Hockey Training"

Hockey is THE MOST Demanding Sport

Hockey is THE MOST Demanding Sport

Hockey is by far the most physically demanding sport out there. If you’re an athlete/coach of another sport, here me out before you send me hate mail. I DON’T mean hockey players need the highest level of anaerobic or aerobic conditioning. I DON’T mean that hockey players need to be the strongest. I DON’T mean… Read more

Hockey-Specific Grip Strength

Hockey-Specific Grip Strength

I remember a conversation I had with Michael Boyle last Summer about grip strength. To paraphrase, he was joking about how ridiculous it is for hockey players to spend so much time doing wrist curls when they’re legs are so weak they’ll never get to a puck anyway. The take home message is that you’re… Read more

Another Great Core Exercise

Another Great Core Exercise

If you haven’t noticed, I’ve been trying to post more videos recently. I love videos. If pictures are worth a thousand words, videos are worth one hundred BILLION words. I’ve read entire articles with detailed exercise descriptions that made no sense to me. Then I’ll watch the 30s of accompanying video and it all becomes… Read more

Adding Core Strength to Dynamic Movement

Adding Core Strength to Dynamic Movement

Building off the exercise I posted the other day, this is another dynamic movement that trains core control. The idea is that you minimize the rotation of your trunk while catching the ball. You can progress this exercise by having your partner throw the ball slightly further away from your shoulder. You could also make… Read more

Finesse

Finesse

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