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Why Hockey Players Need Isolated Exercises


When you’re taking a look at a complete approach to hockey performance enhancement from strength and conditioning, you quickly realize that it’s not just about getting stronger and more powerful.

One of the primary drivers of motivation that I use to make so much content on a weekly basis is because I want to change the way in which hockey athletes and hockey coaches view strength and conditioning program design. There is an incredible amount of articles, videos and social media posts in existence today from “experts” in the hockey training world who still have yet to master the basic principles of program design and sports physiology.

One of the most commonly repeated statements I see online run along the lines of:

“If your program has arm exercises, it’s not a real hockey program.”

“If you have a chest and back day, this is a bodybuilders program and not a hockey program.”

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