Hockey-Specific Core Workouts To Become More Explosive On The Ice
Today you're going to learn how to use hockey-specific core training to:
And we are going to give you a full set of hockey-specific core workouts to use to become a dominant player out on the ice!
The first thing you need to realize is that core training is much more than sit-ups and crunches - and this is especially true for hockey players...
The core encompasses flexion, extension, rotation, the absorption and transfer of forces, stability, potentiating mobility, etc.
This means that the core has a direct impact on:
The core should be looked at not in segments, but as one large functioning unit that depends on different components to communicate and fire properly to support and promote movement for the torso or to keep it stable during extreme forces.
The core functions as one, solid unit. But, for ease of discussions sake it can anatomically be broken down into three segments:
1. The inner core
2. The anterior outer core (anterior chain)
3. The posterior outer core (posterior chain)
Why Hockey Players Need To Incorporate Core Training
3 Areas To Focus on For Hockey Performance
Inner Core Training
The primary function of the inner core is to provide stability throughout all movement.
Stability is a necessary component to athletic development because it allows you to remain stable throughout the unpredictable ranges of motion that the sport brings.
An example could be seen in the slap shot.
If you’re feeling ambitious right now, stand up and mimic the motion of the slap shot without flexing or bracing your core whatsoever.
Now, perform another slap shot motion while bracing/contracting your core throughout the movement.
Bracing your core feels much more natural, doesn’t it?
I can also bet you felt like you had much more stability in your body and rotational power going into that second shot.
This is a good example showing that the inner core is always firing first during athletic movement not just to keep you stable for injury prevention, but also to keep you stable so you can create more force production.
Some example Inner Core exercises include:
Anterior Outer Core
The anterior core chain involves the rectus abdominis, internal/external obliques, and the hip flexors.
The combination of this musculature provides trunk flexion, anti-rotator force, rotator force, posterior pelvic tilt, hip flexion, and also provides solid structural protection of the inner-organs (which can come in handy during hockey).
The anterior chain definitely plays its’ role in hockey performance due to its contribution in bracing the core and providing rotational power and strength.
This rotational power and strength found in anterior chain work has performance benefiting applicability to skating faster and improving your shot power.
Think about any shot: backhand, snapshot, slapshot...
With every shot you take there is rotation occurring within the core to maximally develop power within that shot.
Rotational force development is HUGE for shot power potential and needs to be included in your training.
Some example Anterior Outer Core exercises include:
The Posterior Outer Core
The posterior chain stabilizes the efforts of the anterior chain, and it is these coordinated and controlled contractions that lead to moving correctly and with complete control.
For you, that means moving with the greatest amount of energy efficiency on the ice (meaning you'll move faster without using as much of your gas tank).
The posterior core chain involves some major muscle players including the hamstrings, glutes, spinal erectors, lats, rhomboids, and traps.
You absolutely cannot forget the posterior chain’s contribution to total core development and balance. You would be missing a huge part of what 360-degree core development truly is for hockey athletes.
Posterior chain development in hockey players leads to greater shot power, greater strength, stronger stability on the ice so you don’t get knocked off the puck, and faster skating.
Some example Posterior Outer Core exercises include:
Without proper and complete core development your hockey potential will be limited...
It's kinda like the transmission in your car... you could have a giant engine in a vehicle, but without a transmission you can never get to the 5th gear or max speed...
Core Power and Strength is the "missing link" for hockey players...
I've seen it time and time again...
When a hockey player incorporates hockey-specific core workouts into their training they almost always see an increase in performance on the ice...
And the improvements are usually within the first few weeks...
If you want an immediate increase in on-ice performance you need to be doing hockey-specific core workouts during the hockey season and in the off-season...
Luckily, we have you covered...
The "Missing Link" For Hockey Players...
Today I want to introduce you to our Brand New Hockey Core Program!
This program includes the following:
Introducing The Hockey Core Training Program
You can perform these hockey core workouts on their own day or at the end of your current hockey workouts...
If you want to become a better hockey player this is a program that you need in your toolbox...
Using these hockey-specific core workouts you will:
We take all of the guess work out of your core training with the complete Hockey Core Program, and with a strong and powerful core you will be dominating every time you step out on the ice!
I'll get to the price and the discount you'll receive today in just a second...
First, take into consideration that if you were to get a training program like this created for you an average trainer would usually charge $200-$300...
And if you wanted a hockey-specialized trainer, like Coach Dan, who works directly with NHL players and thousands of hockey players, they will often have a much higher rate...
You could be looking at $500-$1,000 to have a program like this created for you...
The good news?
We wanted to make this affordable for all hockey players...
We have a goal here at HockeyTraining.com to help 20,000 hockey players this year improve their performance and become better hockey players.
With that, we offer a massive discount on all of our programs.
These Hockey Core Workouts are invaluable for any hockey player who wants to improve their performance on the ice, and this program should cost more than it does...
It won't be the $300, $500 or $1,000 mentioned above...
Nope, it isn't even $200...
This full Hockey Core Program, including the full video walkthroughs in the member's area, is just $49 today!
Yup, just $49 - a fraction of the price you'd expect to pay and the true value of this program and less than one single session with a high-level hockey trainer!
I'm In! What's The Cost?
As with all of our hockey training programs, we stand completely behind this Hockey Core Program and are offering you a 60-day 100% money back triple guarantee.
If you don't notice a big improvement on the ice including becoming a faster skater and having a harder shot, if you don't start scoring more goals and helping your team win more games, or even if you just don't enjoy the workouts...
Whatever the reason, if you aren't 100% satisfied you can email me at Kevin@HockeyTraining.com and let me know. I will refund your full payment without question.
That is how confident we are that you will absolutely love the program and notice great results and improved performance on the ice.
Let's get you started now! Click the green button below to join the team!
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FREE Gift - "Hockey Skills Drills" Program
When you sign up for the Hockey Core Training Program today you will receive full access to our "Hockey Skills Drills" Program in the member's area absolutely free - we will pay for this one out of our pockets for you!
This program includes off-ice skills workouts for stickhandling and shooting that can be done with minimal equipment.
This includes video demonstrations of each drill and training sheets to follow for those looking to put in the extra skills work!
This Hockey Skills Drills program is one of our most popular programs and sells for $29, but is included FREE today when you sign up today!
Q. What equipment do I need access to for the workouts?
None! This program includes workouts that are bodyweight only and can be done pretty much anywhere.
We've also included hockey-specific core workouts that use equipment for those who have access to some gym equipment.
The four equipment-based workouts include one of each of the following: stability ball, medicine ball, cable machine, and plate or dumbbell.
Q. Will I receive anything in the mail?
No, this program is 100% online in our member's area. Thankfully with the way the internet has evolved, we are able to offer a fully digital program, which has kept costs at a fraction of the price they would be otherwise.
Once you have signed up you will create a username and sign into the member's area. From there you can access and download all of the program's material.
Q. What ages is this program for?
All ages, including youth players! The bodyweight only core workouts can be used by hockey players of all ages.
The equipment-based workouts were designed for players 14+, but they can be used by younger players if the youth players are mature enough to put in the focus required to perform the exercises with good form.
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