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Hockey Workout for Endurance

Hockey is an extremely competitive sport and you need to take every advantage you can get. If you are willing to put in the time and effort, you can greatly improve your on ice ability through hard work on the ice. Hockey workouts for endurance are a very important factor as you need to be able to keep up the high intensity for the entire game; every shift. I am going to explain to you the best ways to improve your endurance and make you a better player.

Focusing on hockey workouts for endurance will increase your stamina on the ice. When people think of endurance workouts, they often think of going on a run for 45 minutes. This will not serve much purpose, for hockey at least. In order to improve your on ice conditioning, you should emulate it off the ice. This would be something such as a series of 45 second sprints, bike climbs, sled pushes, the list is endless.

The hockey workouts for endurance found below are just some examples of workouts done by many NHL players to improve their endurance on the ice.

Bike Sprints: 30 seconds on, 30 seconds off - 12 repetitions. On a bike, stationary or a street bike, begin sprinting, moving your legs as quickly as you can for 30 seconds with low tension, then rest for 30 seconds.

Sprints: This is easiest done on a track but a road, field, parking lot, anywhere with space works fine. 400m - sprint 400m then rest for 2 minutes. Repeat this twice. 200m - sprint 200m then rest for 1:30 minutes. Repeat this four times. 100m - sprint 100m then rest for 1 minute. Repeat this four times. Total of 10 sprints.

Sled pushes: Push a weighted training sled 25 yards, rest for 45 seconds then repeat. Do this 10 times total.

Wind Sprints: You essentially strap a parachute like piece of equipment to your waist. While sprint, the parachute catches wind and acts as resistance. Sprint for 100m then rest for 1 minute. Repeat this 12 times total.

Rope whips: Put the thick rope around a pole or any other sturdy stationing object and hold one end of the rope in each hand. (This is not a piece of yarn, this is a specific rope for training). Whip the rope up in down with both hands. Raise both above your head and whip them back down, over and over in an athletic stance. Do this for 30 seconds, then rest for 1 minute. Do this for 10 repetitions total.

Speed Squats: With a light barbell across your back (put as much weight on it as you feel capable) do as many squats as you can for 30 seconds. Be sure to go all the way down to 90 degrees with good technique. Rest for 1:30 minutes. Repeat a total of 6 times.

These are some of the best hockey workouts for endurance as they will greatly improve your endurance on the ice. Doing any of endurance workouts, 4 times a week during the off-season will give you tremendous benefits during the regular season. You will feel faster, stronger and be able to keep up your high pace every shift during the game.

While you do not need to spend thousands of dollars on high-tech workout equipment, there is simple and highly effective training products out there that you will need for your endurance workouts. They will help you to fully maximize results and take your game to the next level!

Without the proper training equipment, you will not maximize your results and your game will not improve as much as you'd like to. Don't let poor equipment get in the way of you achieving your goals and dreams! Working out with a professional program during the on and off-season at a high intensity will give you the edge you need on the ice. The same edge that tons of NHL players work for every day through off ice hockey training. Feel free to write on my blog at any time with any questions you may have and I will get back to you as soon as I can.

Train hard and good luck!


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