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Is there any way to get into hockey shape fast?

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05-23-2013, 06:45 PM
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Is there any way to get into hockey shape fast?

Last night I played my first competitive hockey game in over two years.

Keep in mind, I never was a high stamina player, took 45sec-1min shifts and would get off, as long as it didn't hurt my team. But I usually couldn't push myself to go anymore than that unlike some players.

Last night, I was fine for the first two shifts and after that I lost it mentally and physically. Couldn't focus and was so sluggish after maybe 20 seconds.

I am out of shape too, but I've been more out of shape before.

We were rolling 3 lines, and I was still struggling, when just a couple years ago, we were rolling only 2 and I'd be fine.

Is there anyway I can get into better hockey shape by Tuesday (the next game)? I work a lot so I'm not able to go the rink, I need some off ice stuff to do at home.

I know it will be impossible to be in great shape for Tuesday, but I want to know if there is anyway I can improve my focus and stamina by then. Thank you!


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Eat healthy, get required amount of sleep, and exercise (run).

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Interval bike / sprint work will probably be your best cardio option

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just download insanity and do the 60 days.. it helps alot with endurance..

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I think many of the beachbody systems could help in different ways

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Eat 3 hours before your game.
Hydrate all day before your game and the night before if necessary.
Go for some jogs/runs that aren't too taxing on your body so that you aren't crazy worn out from them.

Eating healthy and hydrating are a big part of endurance for me.

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Thanks for the suggestions guys! Will certainly do. Looked into insanity, it seems pricy, but effective.

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Thanks for the suggestions guys! Will certainly do. Looked into insanity, it seems pricy, but effective.
You can also just look into some running, sprints and then body weight exercises.

If you just want better cardio then do Insanity. If you want a more athletic improvement (strength too) try P90x

They have other one that is light weight aerobics called Les Mills pump.

Good luck.

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For me I notice a difference after about 3-4 weeks. That's when my legs get stronger and recovery on the bench is better.

Some kind of interval work seems to be best. Start with 15-20 seconds of work then rest for a minute. Do that for 10-15 minutes if you can. Over time try to get up to 30 seconds of work and 30-60 seconds of rest.

You can do sprints and then walk, ride a bike and go between super fast and slow, or what I do is kettlebell swings. That works the legs pretty well and you can do it at home.

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Anything like cross fit, insanity, P90X where it involves total body movements with minimal rest. I wouldn't expect to get into better shape in less than a week but it's a good starting point.

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Hot yoga (power yoga) and a slideboard is all you need to get in shape fast.


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Running or HIIT!

HIIT would be better because it sort of simulates hockey shifts. Going all out on your shifts, then going for a change, recover, then right back at it again.

Like Jarick said, doing Sprints then walking, then sprinting again is great exercise.

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LI think wanting to be in shape by next Tuesday is a little unrealistic, the more important and more effective thing to do would be to start a regular exercise routine and watch what you're eating and within a few weeks you will see some drastic improvement. to prepare for next Tuesday however get started on some cardio immediately and again watching what you eat and stay hydrated the day before and the day of game. like anything worthwhile it doesn't come easy and there is no quick fix but getting started sooner will help you in the long run.

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Running or HIIT!

HIIT would be better because it sort of simulates hockey shifts. Going all out on your shifts, then going for a change, recover, then right back at it again.

Like Jarick said, doing Sprints then walking, then sprinting again is great exercise.
This is what I do on a treadmill. Run hard for at least 45 seconds as a dude that's out of shape and walk for 2-3 minutes then run again.

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There are 3 fundamentals for this: weight training, plyometrics and cardio. I actually just posted my routine HERE.

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