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leftwinger 02-11-2006 09:20 AM

Training infos
Hey guys, I started playing hockey when I was about 5 and stopped around 18. The worst move I've made all my life. Always regreted it. :cry:

Now I'm 30 and my brother in law (29) plays in a amateur league and asked me to join next year. I went to see them play a few times this year and I was quite impressed. No checking, but a tough game, relatively fast and I witnessed some pretty nice plays.

But before I can join them I need some training. I stopped smoking 4 years ago and my cardio is getting pretty good now, but I need to train specifically for hockey, especially stuff I could do even in the summer time. Could tips, web links, books, personnal experience...

I have some training equipment at home that I use a few times a week, but do any of you guys know training techniques you use(d) and know are effective (legs, wrist, arms, ...)? And how about puck handling and power skating?

Thanks for helping an elderly get back in competition!! lol

sc37 02-11-2006 12:18 PM

Sounds kinda dumb, but I actually looked thru a Hockey for Dummies book at the library. I really like some of the exercises they got in there. As for stick handling, I think you just gotta do it. Play some roller hockey whenever you have a chance. I use a tennis ball, helps me with using soft hands to keep the ball from bouncing away. Skating...maybe some classes? But going to the rink at least once a week for an open skate helps

Grave77digger 02-11-2006 04:07 PM

If you played for 13 years before you quite then getting back into it shouldnt be as hard as you think. just going out and geting confidence on the ice will do you wonders.

The Tikkanen 02-11-2006 05:22 PM

I read a book by a PHD who tells NHL trainers what they should be telling the players. He sugests lots of squats, agility training, stuff like that. The biggest thing I got from it is he says to do only 3 sets of 8 reps and use heavy weights. This builds explosive muscle and you never fatigue those muscles.

Talent Analyst 02-12-2006 01:43 AM


it can help u so much .... That help me VERY my stickhandling .

leftwinger 02-13-2006 12:51 PM


Originally Posted by sc37
Sounds kinda dumb, but I actually looked thru a Hockey for Dummies book at the library...

Not dumb, that's how I learn how to make babies!!! (joke, of course... lol) These books can be a lot more helpful than they seem at first!

I do most of my training (besides basic physical training) with a stick in my hands and I go regularly on the rink and the technique's coming back screaming at me. I'm especially looking for a "tips and hints" kinda help.

I also liked your posts Tikkanen, Grave77digger and Talent Analyst, I'll go check out that link.

Thanks a lot guy, looks I'm on the right track!!


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