Summer Hockey Strategy

Coaches' Corner, Off-ice Training, Philosophy
How to Plan Your Summer Hockey Activities I am often asked what a player should do to make the most of his or her off season. This can be a tough question, because the answer usually varies from player to player. However, despite the many possible "correct answers," there are five main objectives that I think should be staples for any player looking to improve this summer––regardless of age or skill-level: Improve physical performance: The off-season is the time to develop your speed, strength, and size. During the summer months, this should be the primary focus for serious hockey players. Enormous gains can be made by consistently working out in a structured, hockey-specific, strength and conditioning program. Improve technical hockey skills (on-ice): Hockey players should take the time to develop…
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Hang Clean for Hockey

Off-ice Training, Speed, Strength
Hang Clean for Hockey The Hang Clean is one of the most effective exercises for increasing hockey speed, strength, coordination, and general athleticism. Because it is so effective, we include it as one of our "core" lifts in the S3 Formula (by core I mean "main" or "staple" lifts, not the core muscles of the mid-section). Technique is extremely important with the Hang Clean. So, start light enough that you can control the weight and develop your technique before moving on to heavier weights. Including this lift in your off ice training program will help make you a stronger, faster player come fall! Good luck! Jeremy
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