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Six Reasons Hockey Players Need Grip Strength

By Dan Garner, Hockey Training, 11/15/18, 12:00PM CST

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With stronger hands, you will be able to lift heavier weights using your back, legs, shoulders, glutes and hamstrings — all incredibly important muscle groups for optimal hockey performance.

A critical observation I have made through the years of working with thousands of hockey athletes and networking with some of the top coaches in the industry is just how often handgrip strength is made an afterthought in program design. Athletes and coaches disregard the importance of handgrip strength and don’t understand what unique benefits it offers the hockey athlete, and how grip training translates itself out on the ice.

Today, I want to point out in very clear terms why grip strength is essential for hockey training program design and outline exactly what you can do today to start taking advantage of this hidden performance booster.