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QUESTION Do you recommend supplements for a 15 yr old hockey player
ANSWER For everyone check with your physician of what you can or can't take once you know that contact us firstname.lastname@example.org and we have recommendations for you
How useful are maintenance days?
It's always important to let body heal and recover
Do not rush coming back from an injury. Make sure you properly rehab and strengthen before returning to action
Even during the season you can work on speed with plyometrics. Example ladder drills box jump etc
When recovering from an injury it is important to find out what you can and can't do during your rehab to assist your recovery.
QUESTION How do you stay in game shape during Holiday break.
Answer Try to give body much needed rest and then depending on how long the break is ramp it back regular as close to regular routine 3 4 days before going back
QUESTION during a game water or gatorade powerade?
ANSWER if it's a long game or playing you want electroytes
QUESTION Do you recommend energy drinks prior to games
ANSWER We do not recommend majority of energy drinks as some have very bad ingredients in them that can even be fata. We suggest to contact a professional before any type of usage
QUESTION How do I maintain my weight during the season? I constantly losing weight
ANSWER You need look at yourveating and sleeping habits and see how they differ fron off season and adjust
You should never stretch cold muscles. Do a quick warmup then stretch
Muscle weighs more than Fat some people lose pounds others lose inches. As long as you feel better is all that matters
Isometric and plyometrics are two forms of exercises we recommend for players who are looking to get stronger and faster. If you have questions please contact us email@example.com
Sleeping and eating habits are key to successful athletic achievements
Stretching is so important after your activity. If you do not stretch you lose about 19% of your workout.
Be careful taking pre workout drinks/supplements please check the ingredients and consult a professional especially college athletes due to banned substances
The importance of ice baths that assists the body in recovery. We strongly suggest trying if never done
QUESTION When should start carb load before game
ANSWER We suggest bare minimum 24 hours ideally 36 to 48 hrs
QUESTION What do I fo to prevent leg cramping when I have multiple games in a day
Answer You can do multiple things similar to long distance runners mustard packets salt tabs pickle juice or simple more electrolytes
Question of week Do you suggest different type of training off season in season?
We suggest maintaining and working on speed along with stretching.
In season increasing speed strength etc.
TIP OF THE WEEK Hydration is the key to a successful workout in all facets before,during and after.
TIP OF WEEK When should you do cardio? Before or after weight training? You should do Cardio after weight training to learn more tips
TIP OF WEEK When should you do cardio? Before or after weight training? You should do Cardio after weight training
Tip of the week Maintaining your weight during your season. It is not only important to maintain for your health but also to maximize your development
TIP OF THE WEEK Stretching Should never stretch cold muscles only warm. Also if you don't stretch after a workout you lose about 19% of your workout
Question I'm looking to increase my footspeed what do you recommend?
Answer Depending on age of person short bursts hops plyometrics ladder drills are some of the exercises we would focus on
PERSONAL TRAINING TIP OF WEEK
if you aren't reaching your goals and you doing the same routine you need to change things up. Your body is immune to your workouts and you have plateaued
Question of the week
I'm a 15 year old forward who needs to get quicker feet what do you suggest?
Plyometrics ladders short sprints drills
Question of the week
How do I prevent leg cramping after a skate?
Well the more important question is to find out why you are getting them? Is there a potassium diffiency? Another medical reason? Not stretching properly?
Question What can I do to prepare for the checking level next season? ANSWER We suggest to do a CHECKING CLINIC but as far as training nothing particular other than just overall strength conditioning (assuming the questioner was about 10 11 years old)
Question was I can't seem to gain weight any tips?
Well providing no food allergies scoop of peanut butter and glass of milk an hour before bedtime every night .
Question How long should you warmup before working out? We suggest five minute warmup to raise your heart rate and to get your body and muscles warmed up
The question we got this was came from a goalie who wants to gain muscle get quicker.
We suggest doing a combination resistance bands, plyometrics,slide board and isometric exercises.
We were asked this week What do you suggest we eat day of or day prior to?
HYDRATE HYDRATE HYDRATE and load carbs 18 to 24 hours prior to game!!!!
We received a question this week
WHAT DO YOU FEEL IS THE BEST TRAINING METHOD FOR A 16 YR OLD 5 10 180 PLAYER?
We suggest this player do a combined method Isometric workouts for strength and plyometrics for speed. We would go more in depth with this player and create a plan with food suggestions as well.
You should never stretch cold muscles!!! Always do a warmup and then you can do a stretch in you want to. Also after a workout always STRETCH or you lose 19% of your workout!!!
THREE R S that lead to a successful season. REPS are important to maintain REST is important to not overtrain or weaken muscles RECOVERY it is important to know the other 2 RS which all three put together work hand in hand
We were asked What can we do to improve our slapshot in the gym?
Well legs abs obliques and back are the key muscles to focus on to improving snapshot. Depending on age group will determine the exercises. If you want a specific workout designed for you
We were asked this week how do I maintain my weight during the long season? Without going into all kinds of scientific words that include micros and macros you simply want to increase your calorie intake to makeup for the calories you are burning off!! So eat more!!!!!! If you have a question you need answered send to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will post the answer