Off-Season Training for Hockey?
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07-05-2012, 02:59 PM
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Drexel Hill PA
Mens leaguer here. We play two 6 month seasons a year so I don't really get an off season. Training is difficult with constantly playing and life getting in the way. I just do what I can to try and cut down on the injuries and help me keep up with guys half my age. It definitely helps.
I try and fit as much of this in as I can every week and usually the day after our game so I have 4-6 days to recover. If I'm wiped out at pickup it's no big deal.
-Weights: Multi joint movements with legs being the focus. Squats, lunges, hockey lunges, deadlifts(one and two legged), etc. Alot of upper body stuff is done on one leg or on an upside down Bosu ball. I'm 39, married, and play no check so bodybuilding isn't the focus here. Becoming a better athlete and skating around the guys built like bodybuilders is.
-Cardio: Anaerobic/Aerobic with 10 and 30-60 sec. sprints.
-Stretching: 15 min. full body routine post workout and post skate.
-Plyometrics/Agility: Will start this year after I get my strength base back.
I started training more like an athlete a year ago and it's helped my game.
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