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04-25-2010, 08:07 PM
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Hockey Weightlifting

I'm sure there are plenty of threads dedicated to this topic but I didn't see any on the first page and wanted to get a more personalized answer.

I'm a 19 year old INLINE hockey player who is looking for some good weightlifting exercise to improve my hockey body. I'm kinda short so I need to be a good skater to make up for this fact. While I'm not slow by any means, there is always room for improvement. From what I understand, most of your strength is hockey comes from core and lower body strength. My lower body is pretty strong (for my size) but I still want to improve.

So, what are some good exercises to improve skating speed and acceleration?

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There's lots of articles and workouts you can try there.

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04-25-2010, 08:45 PM
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Plyometrics for explosiveness
Dead lifting
Core Work

Anything that'll make your legs and core stronger is very important. Other than that, skate a lot. Some also do exercises to strengthen the ankles since when you skate, the very end of your stride is a push from the ankle.

If you want to work out at home, I recommend P90X. P90X's Plyo workout will kick the crap out of you. It's awesome. Ab Ripper X will probably also really kick your core into shape as well.

Lastly, it's always good to work on your skating form. You can be strong and quick on your feet, but if your skating form isn't that good you'll lose a lot of speed and agility.

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