Sport: Top tips to improve your hockey – part 1

Hockey is a notoriously tough sport. To stay on top, you need to find the best ways to increase your performance.

Hockey is a notoriously tough sport, and if you want to excel, you have to be able to accelerate quickly and have plenty of power in your hands in order to deliver devastating shots. This article will help explain the best ways to increase your performance, and how to reduce the long-term impact that playing hockey has on your body and joints. This can be done with circuit training and you will increase your strength, agility, and cardiovascular fitness levels, which are essential for becoming a good player. Circuit training allows you to focus on the much needed abilities required in hockey as well as for your fitness levels.

The correct diet

Dieting correctly during times of training is essential in order to ensure you are building the proper muscle. Improper dieting during your workouts can be hurtful to your long-term goals. For example, if your vitamins are off-balance, your muscles might break down for energy instead of the energy nutrients that you ate. Eating correctly also ensures that you have energy at the right times (including pre and post-workout and pre-game workouts). It is good to talk to a nutritionist to see what works best for you as an individual but you can also watch your results personally as training goes on. 

Circuit Training

Have in mind that circuit training does not represent just one exercise. In fact, it is a combination of a number of different high-intensity, resistance exercises, which are used to improve cardiovascular fitness and build muscles. Circuit training is also great because it allows you to lose fat much quicker and is more effective than standard aerobic exercises. You can complete circuit training anywhere and at any time.

Part 2 and 3 of this article will highlight the exercises that professional hockey players use for strength building