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Author: Maria Mountain M.Sc.

Goalie Training: Sorry (Not Sorry); More LAX SMR Work

They say we always hurt the ones we love. So I must love you a LOT to give you this one ? Would you believe me if I said that it hurt me more than it hurt you? No? Yeah, you’re right, it will hurt you more. Here’s exactly what I want you to do for 30 to 60 seconds: Here Is Why I Want You To Do That Ever been told your ITB (Iliotibial Band) is too tight? News flash: it is supposed to be tight. It is a connective tissue band. That is it’s job, to be...

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One Drill for Power, Transitional Acceleration and Stamina

Speed, Power, Conditioning, Oh MY! You have heard me talk about training speed and power without fatigue. In fact, once you start adding fatigue to a workout speed session, you are now training stamina, not speed. It makes sense that you cannot train speed and agility when you are moving slowly. That isn’t always true – for example, when you are working on learning efficient movement mechanics so you are focused on executing the movements properly – but when it comes to pure speed training, you cannot be moving slow. The drill I have for you today is one of my favourite...

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Goalie Training: Over Speed Drill On Slideboard

A lot of being quick is mental. I don’t mean mental, like you lack the self-esteem to go fast. I mean mental like your body just doesn’t know how to do it. Your body doesn’t know what it feels like to move that fast and so it doesn’t know how to actually make it happen. This is where a bit (I stress a BIT) of over-speed training can help you and your brain to figure it out. In this video I am using a medium/heavy resistance band to apply resistance as the goalie moves laterally on the G1 Extreme...

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Goalie Training-Approved Biceps Curls (Really)

You know I like to stick on task, so there is not a lot of time for biceps curls in my goalie-specific training programs. I will neither confirm nor deny that we sometimes bust out a few sets of –21s, Crazy 8s, French Press to Narrow Grip Press at Revolution Conditioning on a sunny Friday afternoon. Typically, our time is better spent on more important tasks, but this version of biceps curls I actually like for you goalies. What I like about it are these two elements: It makes it very easy for me to see who is lacking rotation...

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Battle Ropes For Goalies?

If you watch TV you have no doubt seen some hockey player in some commercial smashing out a workout using Battle Ropes. They look VERY cool, which of course makes me immediately think… GIMMICK.

However… they are no gimmick. They are a wonderful training tool for any athlete.

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