Hockey Speed Workout For Speed Like McDavid 🏒

Hockey Speed Workout For Speed Like McDavid 🏒

– Hey hockey player. In this video, I’m gonna
show you how to become an all-round faster skater,
just like Connor McDavid. That guy has explosive
speed, acceleration, and top speed out on the ice. These are all separate
and trainable qualities. Let me show ya how we’re gonna do it. The first exercise you’re
gonna be performing in this hockey speed
workout is the box jump. The box jump is a vertical
power production exercise. Because it’s vertical power based, we know from sports science literature that that is gonna help you
with your explosive speed and your acceleration,
so you’re gonna have that first step quickness you need to have to get past your opponent, but your acceleration from first gear to fifth gear is going
to be improved as well. Don’t forget to use your upper body, pump your arms up, and
only do one rep per set, because we want maximal
power and maximal height each and every single time you jump. Next up, is the triple broad jump. With the triple broad
jump, I want you to jump as far as you can back to back to back, and produce as much
force as you possibly can into these jumps,
because this is all about horizontal power production. Where the box jump focused on vertical power production and
therefore acceleration and explosive speed,
the broad jump focuses on your horizontal power production, which we know from sports science emphasizes your top speed out on the ice, and your deceleration as well. Your top speed’s gonna determine how fast you can go when
you’re in gear number five, and deceleration improves
your stop-start speed, and therefore, your agility. This is a very well-rounded exercise, and I want you to cover as much ground as you possibly can, each
and every single jump. The third exercise in
this hockey speed workout is the mountain climber sprint. I absolutely love the
mountain climber sprint for hockey speed training,
because it allows you to train power production
in both legs equally. The problem with some sprint training is you really develop a dominant leg that you always wanna take off with, and we don’t want this
happening out on the ice. So with the mountain climber sprint, we switch which leg we take off with, after our three split stance switches each and every single set, so that you never develop a dominant leg, and you’re explosive no matter
where you are on the ice. To finish up this workout,
we’re gonna do three exercises back to back in a triplex. The first exercise in this triplex is the alternating split squat jump. With this exercise, I want
you to jump straight up as high as possible,
and switch your stance each and every single time you land. We’re gonna do this to develop more vertical power production, but do it in a way that
is single leg based, just like the mountain climber sprint. After your jumps, you’re
gonna drop right down into a 60-second plank. There’s far too many
coaches out there right now that are totally
underestimating the importance of core strength, and core stability when it comes to
expressing your full speed out on the ice. You need to have a core that can absorb the forces of your lower body, or else you will never reach your full hockey speed potential. Hold this thing strong for 60 seconds, keep your back nice and
flat, and just grind it out. The third exercise in this tri-set and the last exercise of this
whole hockey speed workout is the ankle pogo hop. With this exercise, you wanna keep your legs relatively straight, keep a good posture, and do your best to bring your toes up
each and every single time you get in the air. You notice Kevin keeps his toes curled up every single time he goes
up and down, up and down? We’re doing this because
this exercise is excellent for reducing what’s known
as ground contact time. This is the time it takes for your foot to leave the ground each
and every single stride you take while sprinting. If we can reduce your ground contact time, than we can increase your sprint time. If we can increase your sprint time, then we can increase your
speed out on the ice. The real magic behind why
this hockey speed workout is so effective is due
to the exercise selection and angles of force production. Because some exercises in this workout contain vertical power production, we’re gonna be improving
your explosive speed and your acceleration. Yet, other exercises are utilizing horizontal power production, which improved your top
speed and your deceleration. Speed kills, and this
workout improves your speed from all angles as well as your agility from all angles as well. Beyond this, you’ll
notice the rest periods gradually get longer
as the workout goes on. This is the biggest difference between speed and conditioning. Too many hockey players are
messing this up right now. They think that ya have
to be out of breath the whole time, in order
to properly train speed. No, speed is how fast you can move. Conditioning is how long you can move. Conditioning workouts, you are purposely putting in shorter rest
periods because you need to be performing your exercises in a pre-fatigued state so that
you’re training conditioning. Speed, on the other hand, is all about maximum velocity. You need to be maximally
recovered in order to emit maximum velocity each
and every single exercise that you do, so that
you can train the body that it needs to move faster
and not just move longer. With this workout, we’re
checking every single box that it takes in order to make
you a faster hockey player. Thanks for watching our
hockey speed workout. If you liked that video,
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an all-round faster skater, click on the link in the
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Explosive Hockey Speed Package.

20 thoughts on “Hockey Speed Workout For Speed Like McDavid 🏒

  1. 🔥 Get our FREE Hockey Speed Package:

    The Workout:

    A – Box Jumps – 8 x 1 jump [30 secs rest]

    B – Triple Broad Jump – 6 x 1 [60 secs rest]

    C – Mountain Climber Sprints – 6 x 25 yards [75 secs rest]

    D1 – Alternating Split Squat Jumps – 3 x 5/side [0 secs rest]
    D2 – Plank – 3 x 60 secs [0 secs rest]
    D3 – Ankle Pogo Hops – 3 x 8 [90 secs rest]

  2. Thank you. Excellent presentation. Question: Assuming sufficient rest, would it be even more beneficial to speed development to end the triple broad jump or the split-squat jumps described here with, say, a 25- or 30-yard sprint? I recall your other first-rate videos prescribed jump-and-Sprint combos to that effect. Thanks again.

  3. I use your training programm since the last off season and I became a way faster Skater, my coach told me that I am one of the fatest skater in my league(Germany U17 Division 1) and at the ice test I only need 4,7seconds for 36m. Thank you.

  4. Took year off of hockey for other sports so I’m looking for more training for hockey. Thanks for the vid 🏒

  5. Question: how many times should i do these and how many sets?
    (13 yrs old and I’m well conditioned as i do most workouts once or twice a day)

  6. Do you recommend a brief warm up before starting this program, if so, what warm up exercises or stretches do you suggest?

  7. I am 28 and weigh 270 pounds (mostly muscle) do you recommend I lose weight to become faster? Or can I still get faster at my current weight following your program??

  8. I’m not playing this year because I’m 5 ft 15 years old and my dad doesn’t want me playing u16 this year and I’m working out every week only like two days for rest what day of the week should I do

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