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Message Inside My Blocker

July 26, 2012 1 comment

Message Inside My Blocker

“Fear is the mind killer. Only the next save matters.”

There are times in the middle of a game or practice when your mental training is not working. You work hard on trying to be in the moment, not dwell on prior goals or games, to believe in your ability and have that unshakeable confidence. We are all human and no one is perfect. There will be times when you doubt yourself, when you think you have no chance at stopping that penalty shot. When you are struggling inside your own head you need some type of interruption to change your thought pattern. Read more…

Three Months and Counting

July 19, 2012 5 comments

It has now been over three months since I stopped running and playing hockey due to a sports hernia. I started off with physical therapy two times a week for a few weeks and saw little improvement. Over the past three months I have seen a decent improvement with the exercises and amount of weight I use at the gym. I am now able to bend backwards without holding onto the bar for decline bench presses and use the arc trainer. The problem is that I am still unable to run in any capacity, I cannot do any goaltending stretches that involve lunges, and I am unable to skate. During the past three months I have not stopped researching sports hernia’s in the hope that I finally come across a doctor who truly has experience with them. I am happy to say that the search is over. Read more…

Importance of Upper Body Workouts

July 12, 2012 Leave a comment

You will typically find more articles, blog posts, forums, and videos focusing on lower body and core strength in regards to exercises you should do to be a successful goaltender. It seems that a lot of goalie’s out there do little or completely ignore any upper body exercises. It is true you need to be a great skater and have unbelievable core strength to be an awesome goalie, but you’d be surprised how much of an important role your upper body factors in as well. Read more…

The Next Save Is All That Matters

July 9, 2012 1 comment

From different teachings around the world such as Buddhism it is taught that all we have is right now. This very moment and nothing else. What has happened is the past and cannot be changed, and what could happen in the future is out of your reach as well. Besides the enormous benefits of applying this principle to your everyday life, it can have a significant impact on your goaltending. Read more…