3 Pre-Season Workouts for Hockey Players | STACK

3 Pre-Season Workouts for Hockey Players

September 8, 2012 | Conor Doherty

Must See Hockey Videos

While no one knows if there will be an NHL season this year, hockey players need to be ready. It's important to choose the right pre-season workouts, or you could leave yourself at a serious disadvantage.

At this time of year, hockey players should be finishing their off-season training and beginning their pre-season workouts. The primary goal of pre-season workouts is to maintain off-season strength gains without excessive fatigue, injury or overtraining. (Learn more about overtraining.)

This is also the time to start getting into game shape, so you can skate for a full shift without losing quickness, shot speed or checking power.

Below are three pre-season hockey workouts that will prepare you for the start of your season. It's best to use a rep range of eight to 10 to begin building muscle endurance and conditioning.

Workout 1

Workout 2

Workout 3

Click here for more info on hockey workouts.

 

Conor Doherty
- Conor Doherty, PTS, is an athletic trainer in Dryden, Ontario, who specializes in sports performance. The majority of his clients are hockey players. Learn more...
Conor Doherty
- Conor Doherty, PTS, is an athletic trainer in Dryden, Ontario, who specializes in sports performance. The majority of his clients are hockey players. Learn more...
More Cool Stuff You'll Like

Improve Your Durability With 3 BOSU Exercises

Recent research indicates that neuromuscular training is essential for minimizing injuries to athletes such as ACL injuries, ankle sprains and lower...

Develop Speed With a Power Bag Workout

Build Hockey Speed and Power with the Hang Clean

Do Your First Deadlift

Prevent Hamstring Injuries With 3 Mobility Drills

Hockey Training Designed Specifically for Goalies

4 Strength Exercises for Female Athletes

How to Train With a Hamstring Injury

5 Exercises to Maximize Your Down Time

4 Tips to Rebuild Your Body When Your Performance Suffers

Strengthen Your Core With Advanced Plate Push-Outs

The Best Hamstring Exercises for Track Athletes

How Baseball Players Can Prevent Hamstring Injuries

The Upper-Body Endurance Combo Workout

Why You're Not Reaching Your Strength and Speed Potential

3 Key Hamstring Stretches for Athletes

James Harrison's Physioball Side-to-Side Bridge

3 Athletic Arm Exercises for Big Guns

Female Athletes: 4 Ways to Test if Your Knees Are Durable

The 4 Rules of Bulking Up

3 Tips to Maximize Your Off-Season Baseball Training

3D Triceps Workout: 3 Exercises for Huge Arms

Breathing Exercises to Strengthen Your Lifts

The 12 Best RDL Variations

Kettlebell Swing vs. Olympic Lifting: Which Is Better?

Man Does 4,300 Pull-Ups in One Day

Build Toughness With This Weight Vest Basketball Workout

In-Season Workouts: Get Better Results in Less Time

Male Soccer Players More Prone to Hamstring Strains

Protect Your Hamstrings From Injury

Flexibility Isn't the Problem With Your Hamstrings

3 Simple Tips to Deadlift More Weight

Get More Explosive With James Harden's Workout

4 Workout Variables That Determine Your Results

The Softball Dugout Workout

Why the Dead Bug Is Changing Core Training

Study Reveals the 2 Best Hamstring Exercises

How to Get Fit Like a Marine

Build Rock Solid Glutes With This 30-Day Workout Plan

Should You Train for Absolute or Explosive Strength?

How to Train During Your Hockey Season

Develop a Bulletproof Core With Advanced Barbell Rollouts

Hamstring Injury Know-How

5 Exercises to Keep Your Shoulders Healthy All Season Long

Hamstring Strength and Flexibility Series

3 Loading Schemes to Build Muscle Size

Olympic-Style Hamstring Hold for T&F

Why One Bench Press Is Not Enough

4 Easy Fixes for Your Bench Press Routine

4 Bodyweight Exercises to Strengthen Hamstrings

3 Causes of Recurring Hamstring Injuries

7 Tips to Master Single-Leg Exercises

Exercise of the Week: Glute Ham Raise

The Hardest Plank of All Time

Increase Hamstring Strength to Prevent ACL Injuries

Sumo Deadlift for Football Strength

Hanley Ramirez's Overhead Tire Pull

Get Tougher With Skylar Diggins' Bodyweight Workout

Why Bear Crawls Are All the Rage Right Now