The mental training aspect of hockey is just as important as the physical training aspect. You can’t have one without the other if you want to be your absolute best.
When you talk to professional hockey athletes, one common theme that you will see among them is that they will not only discuss the importance of their physical training – but they always talk about their mental approach to their training and on game days as well.
Intuitively, they know it makes a major difference for them. They know that the mind is in control of the body, and not the other way around.
Too many people separate mind from body, especially when it comes to something that seems so “body-focused” such as your strength and conditioning program. But today I want to talk about a study that was recently done that helps demonstrate the effectiveness of all the mental training I have been recommending hockey athletes do for years.