You cannot always be on the attack in your training. An army needs time to rest, eat, let the wounds heal and take rest from the pressures of battle.
If you want to become a better hockey player, it’s important to go all-out in your training. You shouldn’t be holding back when you’re in the gym or on the track doing your dryland work.
You need to be intense.
You need to be focused.
And sometimes … you need to train angry.
This is why I tell my athletes that, when they’re with me, they have to give me their 100 percent.
You’re only training for an hour each session, all the crap in your life from your relationship, work and school need to disappear. You’re here for a reason – so let’s get after it.