Fitness training as a hockey player

September 14, 2022
Fitness training as a hockey player
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Greatness on the ice doesn’t just happen. You have to put in the work off the ice if you want to excel. Luckily, we here at United understand that it’s important to build a complete hockey training regimen off the ice if you want to reach all your goals when you start a new season. Offseason training is about honing skills, refining areas of your game that you want to improve, and improving your overall fitness and game readiness. Let’s go over some ways you can do all of that.

Stickhandling training 

If you’re a forward who wants to remain elusive on the ice, then it’s always a good idea to make sure you can stickhandle your way out of any situation. Our selection of stickhandling trainers can help you develop quicker hands and reactions so the other team will never know your next move. These trainers can help players learn individual moves like toe drags on their own, or learn how to incorporate them into a combination of moves to take their game up a notch on the ice. 

Shooter training

You can have all the stickhandling skill in the world, but you won’t score too many goals without an accurate shot as well! Our shooter training nets allow you to hone your shot by aiming for specific areas of the net like top glove or a goalie’s five hole. Practicing aiming your shot outside of a game situation can help you prepare to hit the top corner in a high pressure game scenario.

These training techniques can also be combined into a regular routine so you can simulate a game situation from the comfort of your own home. Set up a routine to practice specific stickhandling techniques, then try to hit a specific target in your shooter training net. 

Strength and endurance training 

You can tailor your training to the type of player you want to be as well. Train for explosive movements by using resistance and free weight exercises. Keep your cardio up to speed with some long distance jogging on a treadmill. Whatever type of player you are, we can offer the equipment to get you prepared for the next hockey season. You can also improve your acceleration and top end speed with our selection of resistance equipment for running like parachutes and recoil trainers. 

Whether you’re looking to improve your stickhandling technique, your shot accuracy, or your general fitness level, United has the gear for you. Shop us online or visit us in store today to take your game to the next level. 

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