Hockey is a sport that has a large aerobic demand. The average shift is around 45 seconds and can last upwards of 60-90 seconds at times if a player gets caught on the ice and pinned in their own zone.
With that in mind, we will spend time in the off-season building that capacity in the lower body to help enable the athlete to withstand the demands of the sport.
Here we are performing a traditional RFE Split Squat with a much lighter weight, focusing on both a consistent 2-3 second eccentric and a 2-3 second concentric portion of the movement. This allows us to target the Type 1 muscle fibers and build/improve aerobic capacity in the muscle groups that are specific to the sport/skating.