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3 Questions To Ask Before Beginning Cardio Training For Ice Hockey Workouts

December 7th, 2012 | No Comments | Posted in Cardio

An ice hockey player can gain a competitive advantage only if he keeps exercising and training the whole year. If you think you can amaze all the audiences and win games just by exercising in the pre-season, you are greatly mistaken. An ice hockey workout is about putting in a lot of effort – 365 days a year. Be it tough training or easygoing, you need to have regular workout sessions.

When it comes to the off-season practice session for ice hockey, cardio training takes the lead. While on-ice training tends to be costly for athletes, dry-land training is equally beneficial, but essentially at reduced costs. These training methods do not require fancy equipment or expensive machines, but just some basic tools to get the job done. However, irrespective of the cost, players must answer a few questions before initiating any sort of cardio training for the upcoming ice hockey season. More »

Can Supplements Help with Your Ice Hockey Workouts?

December 5th, 2012 | No Comments | Posted in Nutrition/Supplements

The success of marketing campaigns is determined by the volume of sales they generate. It means that if customers feel like buying protein supplements after watching the TV commercials, the advertisers will be more than happy. They promote the idea that supplements will help athletes build muscles and strength much quicker than ice hockey workouts and training can.

The general misconception regarding protein supplements is that they help regain strength and muscle power at the end of vigorous workout sessions. Advertisements attempt to make athletes believe that training sessions cause protein deficiency and they really need supplements to overcome all the nutrients lost during a workout session. More »

Plyometrics: The Missing Piece of your Ice Hockey Training Program

December 3rd, 2012 | No Comments | Posted in Plyometrics

Plyometrics is most likely a term you have heard before if you’ve spent any time seriously training.  It has shown to be the best way to develop explosive strength and quickness.  The concept of Plyometrics was introduced to the world in the early 1980’s by Soviet (Russian) trainers, however was given the name “plyometrics” by Fred Wilt of the United States.  The Soviets wanted to help their athletes excel by developing the quickness and explosive strength to further dominate the Olympic landscape during this time period. Plyometrics is also commonly referred to as “jump training” as it requires many movements involving jumping and leaping using your own body weight. More »