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04-19-2011, 08:07 PM
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Originally Posted by PRNuck View Post
I know the "buy this book!" method is not what you're looking for, but if you get a chance, read Peter Twist's "Complete Conditioning for Ice Hockey", a great explanation of the physiology of it all. Actually large sections of it are available in google books for free, but I don't think the whole thing is.

If you are looking to gain weight/strength, and have a few months to devote to just building muscle, a good website/program for teenagers (especially hardgainers) is Stronglifts 5x5. Don't think i'm allowed to link the URL, but just google it if you're interested. It focuses on building strength/power over just inflating your muscles (but that happens anyways ) The routine is very intense and involves a lot of squats; he also has good nutrition advice, at your age you'll be able to add on some pounds quickly. It's not terribly sports specific though so leave yourself a few months to really get back in hockey shape before the season.
Sadly, I cant get to the gym so I am unable to do 5x5. However peter twists book looks interesting.

On a side note, im wondering if p90x will help me put on some pounds? Looking around it seems like p90x is for people who need to lose weight.

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