Sometimes when young goalies and hockey players are first introduced to Self Myofacial Release (SMFR) or Foam Rolling they balk. Being unfamiliar with the process they may consider it a waste of time and will not take the time to do it themselves for various reasons. The most common reasons:
• Takes too much time and I want to get to my workout
• It’s a waste of time it doesn’t really do

Among trainers there are varying opinions about whether or not goalies ought to train differently than skaters. In my opinion it depends. I know. You’re thinking what a cop out, but let me explain a few things. Training to improve performance is never a straight line. There are many variables that you have to take into account and I believe one of the first ones is your training age.

Training age and

Cardio is cardio right? It really doesn’t matter what you do as long as you do something to improve your conditioning. It turns out that couldn’t be farther from the truth. When it comes to improving your body’s energy systems specificity is very important if you want it to translate to your performance as a goalie. Basically, specificity means that you have to train your body’s energy systems off the ice exactly as you’ll need