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01-06-2011, 12:38 PM
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Weight training

Apologies if there's already a thread on this, I looked back 5 pages and didn't see one.

I've recently started weight training at a local gym and am wondering what would be the best strategy for a hockey player. So far I am just getting into general shape and trying to find my limits, but before too long I want to get into a routine that makes sense.

I've heard that hip abduction is a good one for skaters, and that reps are more important than max. Anything else you guys can offer?

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01-06-2011, 12:41 PM
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Not exactly recommending an exercise here but make sure you keep doing explosive training to prevent getting too slow.

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01-06-2011, 12:50 PM
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I know when people think of home workouts, they automatically think of garbage workout videos like Richard Simmonds etc. but I stopped going to the gym a few months ago and just recently completed P90x and am now doing a hybrid schedule of P90x and Insanity and I get 10X better workouts with these programs than I ever did at the gym. You get a total body workout with these programs and I have noticed a huge difference when playing hockey with regards to strength, endurance, explosiveness.

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01-06-2011, 12:53 PM
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I've heard a lot of good things about the 5x5 program.

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01-06-2011, 01:01 PM
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Squats for powerful legs. Box jumps/other plyometrics for working on foot speed. Crossfit type workouts for general muscular strength/endurance.

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