Nutrition + Fitness

10 Fitness Apps We LOVE!

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Here are a  few of our favorite workout apps to help you train on a budget! 1. Nike Training Club Price: FreeNike Training Club gives you your own personal trainer, anytime, anywhere. Get lean, toned and strong with more than 85 custom-built workouts.           2. 5K Runner Price: FreeThis awesome app [...]

Goals For The Off-Season

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Check out the Gear Caddy featured in the picture above! An easy and convenient way to air out your equipment! You can even take it with you on the road! Visit our friends at Gear Caddy at: GearCaddy.com As adults, we have lots of things besides our recreation to keep us busy – work, family, friends. [...]

Stretching + Your Muscles

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How many of you have pulled, tweaked or torn your groin or any other area of your body while playing ice hockey? If you have it is easy to know how painful it is and how hard it is to heal. If you have not then consider yourself one of the lucky ones. During my [...]

Sports Drinks vs Energy Drinks

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“Through no fault of their own most hockey players buy energy drinks simply because the companies such as Red Bull do such a great job of marketing to young people . . .” When it comes to buying sport drinks or energy drinks it really can be difficult to choose. It is no secret that energy drink [...]

Lessons From A Hamster

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There’s a YouTube video of a hamster spinning his wheel backward. He’s not running on it, mind you. He’s lying on his back, twirling the wheel with his feet. What does this have to do with hockey? Some of our training can make us feel like a hamster on a wheel. That’s particularly true for [...]

Get Ready for The Season

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Cramming for hockey season works just about as well as cramming for those tests back in college. Not a whole lot of fun. Rather than a lousy grade, going into that first game unprepared will leave you shuffling into work the next morning with a sore back and tight legs. Every time you have to [...]

Muscle Balance

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You may not even know how unbalanced you actually are. Just because you don’t totter on your skates anymore doesn’t mean that you’re balanced. Making sure that certain muscles don’t overwhelm others is key to muscle balance, which can reduce your risk of injury. Studies of Canadian female players have shown that the overall rate of injury is lower than [...]

Fit Right Down To The Core

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You may think that you’re using your legs to skate and your arms to stickhandle and shoot, but the power to get up and down the ice and fire the puck comes from your core. Core muscles receive a lot of attention—and rightfully so. Many people think of the core as just the abdominal muscles, [...]