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Goalie Training: Best Stretch Ever (And How To Do It Right)

Goalie Training: Best Stretch Ever (And How To Do It Right)

I think the proper moniker is “World’s Greatest Stretch” but for some reason around RevCon we call it the Best Stretch Ever.

I do know that I was introduced to it via Mark Verstegen of Exos (formerly Athlete’s Performance).

It is a great 3-in-1 dynamic warm-up exercise that I see butchered almost every time I see it done by a team, so here is your step-by-step guide to the Best Stretch Ever:

Here are your key checkpoints:

Movement #1

Extend your back knee (try to straighten your leg) and actively make your body as long as possible from the top of your head through your heel.

Movement #2

Only go as far as your hamstring will let you.
Minimize how far you round your back.

Movement #3

Focus on tucking your bum underneath you to feel the stretch rather than gliding your hips way forward.
Do not extend (arch) your lower back.

That’s it: Do four on each side as part of your dynamic warm-up, which I know is a foreign concept to some of you but that is a story for another day.

Maria-Mountain-150x150Hockey strength and conditioning coach Maria Mountain, MSc specializes in off-ice training for hockey goalies. As the founder of www.GoalieTrainingPro.com and the owner of Revolution Sport Conditioning in London, Ontario, Maria has trained Olympic Gold medalists, a Stanley Cup Champ and athletes from MLB, NHL, AHL, CHL, CIS and more.

You can get a FREE 14-Day Flexibility program for goalies HERE!

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Maria Mountain M.Sc.

Hockey strength and conditioning coach Maria Mountain, MSc specializes in off-ice training for hockey goalies. As the founder of www.GoalieTrainingPro.com and the owner of Revolution Sport Conditioning in London, Ontario, Maria has trained Olympic Gold medalists, a Stanley Cup Champ and athletes from MLB, NHL, AHL, CHL, CIS and more. Try Maria's Goalie Stretch Solution today.

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