Sorry if it has been posted already. Article about Pacioretty and the rookie camp coming up.
For those who wondered why he's only at 192 pounds
I am not really sold on training like that as a help. Carey Price trimmed way down last summer and was worse last year than he was in 2007-08 season. It was just too much for the body. A rigious summer training program, then a grueling training camp, then being #1 for first time in career. Didn't seem like he had anything left by mid-season.
A few years ago, was first heard baseball players comment on heavy training in off season could be negative. Just burnt out. A good off season program should be done in moderation. Careful of drastic change in weight
Alex Kovalev started at 6'1, 189lbs and in 4-5 years he bulked up to 210lbs. The same could go for Pacioretty.
Pacioretty's problem is not his strength or size, but where to be on the ice at what time. Pacioretty usually falls out of place on the ice and as a result, makes him lose a lot of potential scoring opportunities.
At that young age 192 is a good weight for 6'2. He'll fill out as he goes but I don't think anyone wants to see a speedy patches turn into a lumbering Latendresse. Weight is handy for some things on the ice but there is a reason that hockey isn't known for widespread steroid abuse. You need cardio, agility and explosiveness to play an offensive role in the NHL and extra weight (even muscle) can hamper all three (unless your a freak like Kovalchuk).
No you weren't. Unless you competed, in which case you might have been that low on the day of the competition. And even then, I still doubt it. Pro bodybuilders go on stage at around 6-8%
Yeah....maybe so...I did the test one time only...it was one of those water displacement deals....I still have no clue what it was all about, and I could care less about those measurements personally. I did look like saran wrap on a slab of top sirloin though....so either way, I was extremely lean, and looked like I could compete anytime.
Yeah....maybe so...I did the test one time only...it was one of those water displacement deals....I still have no clue what it was all about, and I could care less about those measurements personally. I did look like saran wrap on a slab of top sirloin though....so either way, I was extremely lean.
Also, it is easier to go from 6% fat to 12% fat then the reverse?
So he is going to be 192 pounds and have the same muscles performance as a 208 pounds (at 15%) so basically stronger with less weight to transport...
The only thing he won't have is the kinetic energy of a player with 15% body fat?
To resume, he is in super shape and he should skate and move much faster. Am I right?
At his age, can he still build muscular mass?
Don't bother explaining that to HFboards or hockey fans for that matter. 230 lbs of fat in Latendresse>192 lbs of lean mass in Pacioretty.That's how hockey fans see it..
Who said Higgins had the lowest fat % last year? On the contrary, as I recall, he was measured near the highest fat % on the team, to which Higgins replied that the measurements must be wrong because "I can't be that fat".
Higgins can be trusted on these things. He also said he could score 40.
I get your point...but thing is....it's still easier to bounce a guy that weighs almost 40lbs less, no matter how good a shape they are.
Yes, but a faster player will hit a lot harder (not the 40 lbs difference, but the 10-15) and create more turnovers, be more dangerous on counterattacks and have a lot more stamina, which is a LOT, LOT more important, than being a bit better at protecting the puck and being a bit tougher to move around the net.
Unless, those are your best attributes (and possibly only *ahem* Byfuglien *ahem*), which isn't the case for Pacioretty.
First of all professional bodybuilders usually go into competition around 3% bodyfat. This is what Jay Cutler went into the Olympia with when he won it a couple of years ago.
Secondly MaxPac is I think a bit on the lean side for his height. However, he is also still young and it will take a couple years for him to fill out with intensive training and a good schedule. Is MaxPac really 6"2 anyway? Don't they usually over exaggerate their stats for whatever reason?
Yes, I do.
Tell me where did you do your water displacement test??..because you know you need a special tank for it to be accurate right.
It's not because you want him to be at 200-210lbs that he'll perform better. Nor does it mean he'll be faster, quicker or stronger.
You have a small adaptation period when you cut a lot of weight and diet. But I'm on a diet that made me drop my calorie intake from 4200 to 2500 and I have more energy, stamina, need less recovery time and less sleep. I was already in shape so it's not like I was a fat ass eating junk all the time.
MaxPac at 192lbs will look good especially if he truly was at 14% body fat last year.
But no you're right, the bigger, the better, the stronger..sure buddy, sure.