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Upper Body Hockey Workout

By Dan Garner, Hockey Training, 02/04/19, 12:00PM CST

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For hockey athletes specifically, the barbell row is an exercise that is particularly good for maintaining your posture during battles, improving your shot power, and majorly reducing your injury risk out on the ice.

The world of hockey training has no shortage of lower body workouts, SAQ drills, speed training, and conditioning sessions – but in many cases hockey athletes forget about the importance of the upper body in their training.

This is partly due to people thinking that speed/agility/conditioning/quickness is only about lower body work, which is a lie. But it’s also partly due to some strength and conditioning coaches making crazy claims that upper body work isn’t “functional” for hockey player – which if you know anything about sports physiology you know that is complete nonsense.