Posts Tagged ‘Training’

Sports Hernia Surgery and Recovery

December 3, 2012 10 comments

After approximately five months of physical therapy my attempt to avoid the operating table came to an end. The majority of sports hernia injuries end up with the person requiring surgery and you can add me to the statistics. I got injured the first week of April 2012 and went through countless doctors, blogs, and forums until I finally found the right doctor. We tried the conservative approach of physical therapy and when that was unsuccessful I chose to get surgery and had it the first week of September 2012.

There are several different techniques used to repair a sports hernia and you can find documentation arguing the pros and cons of each of them. Because of this it made it that much more difficult to track down the right doctor (for me). In my case Dr. Robert MacDonald recommended repairing the sports hernia with flexible mesh as well as releasing the adductor on my right side, the same side as the sports hernia. After doing my research I felt comfortable with the approach and scheduled my surgery. 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…

Out of Commission with a Sports Hernia

May 3, 2012 1 comment

A little over a month ago my lower abdominal muscles were starting to hurt during and after my core workouts, as well as during running and hockey. I think it started when my buddy and I incorporated some crazy core exercises at the gym. The stress demands on your lower core and hip muscles from goaltending further aggravated the injury and over time is was becoming worse, so I decided to go to the doctor. Read more…

New Goalie School Section

November 23, 2011 Leave a comment

One of the best ways to improve your game is to attend a goalie school. There are some schools that have former NHL goaltenders as the main coach and some have current NHL goalie coaches. I figured it would be great to have a centralized resource area for goalies to find a school in their area. The new section is in the very beginning stages so it only has a few schools listed. As time goes on I plan on expanding the list through my own research and hopefully with some help from you, my readers.

So here it is, Goalie Angle’s new Goaltending School page: Click Here. Hope everyone likes it and I would love to get some feedback on it.