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02-18-2009, 12:45 PM
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Hamilton35
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What you want is functional training. Not lifting weights in the gym, but working on movements. Yoga is a great way to strengthen your core and balance.

For cardio, I would recommend intervals. you are not going to be skating long distances, so necessary to run 10k. Your shifts are what a minute tops? So run on a track or carry a stop watch and while you do your runs sprint for 30s, 45s, 60s, keep going to up to about 2 min sprints then work your way back down. If you are on a track do sprints of 50m, 100m etc per lap. Great way to improve endurance and stamina. You will be able to go hard all game.

For training in the gym, find some exercises involving bosu balls, swiss balls, and medicine balls. You can do any of your typical wieght lifting involving these items.

Hills are a great natural way to improve your foot speed and power.

Really work your legs, not necessarily heavy weight but explosiveness. Whether it be squats, lunges, hops up stairs. By increasing your explosiveness you will increase your speed.

In season, really depends on how many times you skate per week.

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