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The Importance of Off-Ice Workouts

November 1, 2017 4:23 pm Published by

In the midst of all of these amazing (and potentially unhealthy) holidays, now is a great time to realign our perspective and evaluate the purpose of our dryland workouts.

Off-ice workouts, also known as “dryland workouts” are a very unrated and often, under-appreciated activity. Its has been great to see so many different teams and programs allocate time for dryland training. However, its critical to understand some of the awesome benefits that establishing a sound dryland routine brings:

  • Shifts our mental focus to “preparation mode.”
  • Prepares our bodies for performance
  • Minimizes injury
  • Develops key motor skills and physical movement that builds the foundation for muscular growth and skilled athletic development.
  • Phenomenal precursor to future strength training, not only for sports performance purposes, but for a well-rounded healthy lifestyle.

Nutrition – Have A Healthy Halloween!!!

October 16, 2017 2:38 pm Published by

With one the biggest unhealthy binge-eating holidays in Halloween right around the corner, what better time than now to share some insightful points on a well-balanced diet. It should be no secret a healthy, well-balanced diet is the foundation for not only a healthy lifestyle but equally for optimum sports performance. Here’s a great article from our friends at BodyBuilding.com that clearly outlines optimal Pre – During – Post nutrition options.

 

Pre-During-Post Nutrition Suggestions

 

Have a safe and fun Halloween! We’re looking forward to seeing everyone at upcoming skills sessions in the weeks to come!

The Importance of a Pre-Game Routine

October 3, 2017 2:27 pm Published by

A pre-game routine is a critical form of preparation for practices, workouts, games, and a successful season! Pre-game routines (dynamic warmus) get your body and your mind right for as consistent and successful of a performance as possible. Your athlete’s pre-game routine should be focused around a few simple guiding points:

  1. Pre Performance Nutrition
  • We need to feed the machine! A well-balanced diet, especially the 2-3 hours before practice, workout, and play a game is essential to an optimum physical output!

 

  1. Pre Dynamic Warm-up
  • A simple 5-10 min active movement comprised of off-ice warm-up exercises warms up our bodies and minimizes the risk of injuries.

 

  1. Mental Visualization
  • From walking through in-game scenarios, to simple positive self-talk and reflection of what our game goals and objectives are, is absolutely critical as we prepare our mind to be firing on all cylinders going into our performance!

 

As your athlete progresses and advances up the hockey pyramid so should their pre-game routine and approach to preparing for success!

 

“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.”