Bodyweight Exercises For Female Hockey Training

Success at any level of female hockey requires a certain level of strength.  Not just core strength or lower body strength to aid in skating speed. Full body strength is a requirement of any female hockey player and you can get this through bodyweight exercises.  Being able to control ones own body on and off…

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Bodyweight Exercise, All A Female Hockey Player Needs?

I get this question quite often heading into an off season.  Players will ask me if focusing on bodyweight exercise will be all they need during the off season to increase their strength for fall camp.  My answer to this question is  “It depends” which I will explain in the rest of this article. Bodyweight Exercise Training…

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Off-Ice Hockey Training During A Playoff Run

The second half of the hockey season for many hockey players can feel like an eternity.  If you happen to be one of the unlucky players that has experienced an injury or is feeling extremely fatigued and weak, your not alone.  It’s a long season with tournaments ramping up along with additional practice times as…

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Best Exercises From Stack.com

I found this great post from the guys at Stack.com listing some of their top exercises.  This is a collection of great movements that should definitely make it into your program repertoire.  They will not only add some variety, but will kick up your on ice performance with improvements in muscle strength and power.  You…

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No Body Checking In Female Hockey?

Image of female hockey player body checking opponent.

I recently threw out a question on my Facebook page regarding Body checking in female hockey and asked you guys to weigh in.  Overwhelmingly the majority would love to be able to crank your opponents into the boards on a regular basis like your male counterparts. I actually don’t see what the problem is with body…

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Strength and Conditioning Myth Busters Part 2

I know you have been anticipating Part 2 of “4 Myths That Need To Stop” which is the second of two posts by Brad Posehn of JB Performance Training in Saskatoon, Sk.  Part 1 which debunked the myths of high reps for muscle tone as well as High Intensity Interval Training being the be all…

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Strength and Conditioning Myth Busters Part 1

The fitness industry is bombarded with misleading, false information, and flat out deception in a variety of areas.  The fat loss arena definitely comes too mind.  However, the world of strength and conditioning is by no means immune to claims and ideology that has no scientific backing, yet is regarded as fact by many gym…

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Increasing Strength and Power To Improve Hockey Performance

The importance of increasing ones strength and power and the impact it has on improving on ice performance is tremendous and should be at the heart of every great off ice hockey training program. If you want to skate faster you must first increase your strength and power. Tip toeing through agility ladders isn’t going…

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5 In Season Off Ice Hockey Training Tips To Stay Healthy and Strong The Entire Season

Now that the majority of you are back in the swing of the regular season, this is no time to get complacent.  In season off ice hockey training is what is going to take you through an entire season and into playoffs with the same intensity and energy as tryouts. You’ve worked extremely hard all…

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Hockey’s A Ride (Journey), Sit Back And Enjoy!

Hockey being a journey and not a destination may sound cliche, that’s because it’s true. The other day I was thinking back to when I played minor hockey a long, long time ago, well lets not go there. Anyway I still remember how much fun and enjoyment I experienced being part of a team. The…

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