With Training Camps underway across North America, players are getting back into shape and preparing for the grind of a long hockey season. Professional hockey players now have more information at their disposal than any other time in history when it comes to nutrition and off-ice conditioning. Most teams, whether pro, minor, or collegiate, employ a strength and conditioning coach who excels in weight-training and nutrition.
Unfortunately, young high school athletes and rec hockey players don't have an expert at their disposal, so they often partake in whatever the local meathead persuades in gym locker rooms. It’s pretty alarming actually. There’s so much disinformation out there about lifting, supplements and training in general, that kids are putting ridiculous chemicals into their bodies and are hurting either themselves or their chances to dominate on the ice.
So where do these young athletes turn? The Suit of course!
Look, I am by no means a personal trainer or strength and conditioning coach and if you're interested in this sort of thang, you should realize there are many different types of training programs out there designed to help athletes get stronger, faster, etc. The approach I use is something that was taught to me by friends who are either strength & conditioning coaches or have had access to one at some point in their athletic careers.
The training regimen I was taught isn't overly complex, yet it has worked to my liking as well as some of my friends. Each one of us has been able to put on in the neighborhood of 10-20 solid lbs and it’s been done without the use of Creatine, Nitric Oxide, or any of the other unhealthy supplements that magazines push on their readers. To be frank, most muscle magazines are actually owned by the same companies who own the supplements, so their product reviews are what one would call biased.
Anywho, so what’s a good workout regimen for a hockey player?
To find out continue reading here Off Season Conditioning