Are Your Knees Sore? Try This Goalie Workout
Six months ago a friend of mine, who is also a goalie coach, emailed me to ask for some help. He was still a very athletic guy, but his knees were not holding up to the pounding his regular workout routine was giving him.
He was at a bit of a loss because he had a routine that worked great for him, kept him feeling good on the ice and trim around the waistline, but as his knees started limiting his ability to complete that workout, he felt the slide starting. A little slower on this move, a little bigger around the middle. You know, the slide.
Now he is a very fierce competitor, so I knew the workout had to be challenging – so this is not for beginners. Do not even try it as your first foray into off-ice training.
Here is exactly the program that I gave him, and below that is a video showing you how to do it:
Keep in mind, everyone is different, so start slow, learn the proper form and if it does not feel good on your knees, then do not do it:
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.
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