Workout Program for Hockey Season

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    Workout Program for Hockey Season

    Hey guys!
    I’m quite new to Darebee, but find all the resources on here very useful. This question may have been posed before but I haven’t found it so far. I’m just wondering if there’s a workout program on here or anywhere else that someone could point me to that would help me get in shape for hockey season. I enjoy playing it recreationally with the guys and our season usually begins in early December. I guess more specifically I’m looking for workouts that target muscle groups typically used in hockey for skating, shooting etc... If anyone could help with this that would be great! Thanks!


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    I have never played hockey, but I can offer some insight maybe. When I was a teenager I played high school basketball. Aside from basketball drills, all we ever did was running (sprinting really).

    I was also in the military, and we mostly trained to pass the physical fitness test - so we did running (mostly sprinting), pushups and situps.

    After putting those ways behind me and discovering holistic fitness like Darebee, I can say that I wish that I had a resource like this at my disposal for my whole life, and the same outlook. It is one thing to struggle through pushups after pushups, but if I had someone to tell me that planks, shoulder taps, up-and-down planks, chest expansions, scapula shrugs, etc. could be done to compliment that trianing then I would have been a lot better off for it.

    Not having played hockey, I am not certain of specific exercises (pronation is a weird movement style) but I can say that having done dynamic stuff my whole life, that all the training that I do now would have been great. So maybe try a few level II workouts to see what you like, then start looking at a program based on what you think you might need.

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      #3
      CaptainCanuck Thanks!
      A lot of what I’ve been able to dig up involves sprints and running intervals, like you’ve mentioned so I’ll definitely try that.

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        #4
        I think you might also want to do some squats, pistol squats and the likes. Having strong glutes and thighs greatly stabilises the movements, especially movements where you bend your knees.

        If you ever found your knees, elbows or shoulders hurting during a game then you will want to train the muscles around that as well, for stability.

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