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08-02-2011, 05:56 PM
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Originally Posted by Jarick View Post
He's not really saying they're bad so much as he's got better exercises. Makes sense. And yeah, most hockey players are pretty lean, borderline skinny upper bodies with big legs.
Yeah, he didn't mean "no-nos" by "these are bad exercises that will hurt your progress" as much as "they're a waste of your time because you could be improving much more by doing XYZ instead."

Like with the leg presses, he's right about it not being a great exercise for improving hockey-specific strength. Leg presses won't hurt per se, but you could be doing much more intense variations on squats (like the single-leg split squat he mentions) that also works your core and on your overall balance while training the muscles against forces they're more likely to encounter in a game. That has a lot more tangible benefit in a game than maxing out leg press numbers.

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