What's my ideal hockey weight?
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06-08-2009, 04:01 PM
Join Date: Nov 2007
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I am 6'7 about 212 on average. I noticed than Hedman is 6'7 about 220.
I don't feel light or get pushed around too much on the ice, but I don't want to be too heavy-footed either.
You're actually at a healthy weight for somebody that tall.
What level of hockey do you play and how old are you?
At a lower level 212 pounds should mean that you're pretty solid and difficult to move. As you move up and the guys get stronger that weight advantage disappears.
Also keep in mind that your body will continue to fill out if you're young. I'm 6'2 190lb and a just a little fatter than I'd like to be at 15% body fat. At the end of last summer I was 6'2 182lb and ~17% body fat... yes I was working out all year, but I wasn't really on a program that could build that much muscle mass. Both numbers are better than the 6'0 230lb w/ 33%bf that I was carrying three years ago
If you look at the height/weight scales, you'll find that NHLers are all over the spectrum.
Sullivan = 5'9 155lb
Crosby = 5'11, 208lb
Malkin = 6'3, 197lb
Nash = 6'4, 210lb
Sundin = 6'5, 235lb
Boogard = 6'8 282lb
Chara = 6'9 260lb
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