Thread: Advice: Off season workouts
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06-24-2013, 10:08 PM
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To be faster you need to constantly improve these aspects of your physical element:

Form, Balance, Flexibility and Power. Each one is just as important as the other!

Strictly speaking off-ice training:

Daily work outs that focus on those 4 things is crucial. Beyond the weight lifting, it is vastly important to get out of the gym or your house and get outside. If you truly want to improve your speed, its going to take some dedication.

Go to your neighborhood track and field. Or a field with flat open area, hop for grass or turf.

Obviously start with a good solid warm up. Dynamic stretches.
Work on sprints. Long distance and short distances. 200 Meters, 100 meters, 50-50s. Work on 20 yard ladders, 10 yard ladders.

Work on plyometrics that involve a ton of jumps. Box jumps, long jumps. Be challenging though. Dont just jump on a box every time. Get a few boxes of different sizes in a line and jump them in height order. Side ways too.

To build speed, you need power behind your legs. To get power, jumping is a great way to do so.

Finish off the sprint days with some ab work. Dont limit it to sprint days but finish off with like a small ab circuit.

Other great work outs you should do involve swiss balls, deadlifts, squats, clean and jerks.

There is just so much you can do:
I would look into work outs that Usain Bolt does, and GSP (MMA) does. I have done a lot of research on these guys and their training and diet. They is so much info on them including a ton of videos.

You can learn a lot from them.

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