Yup, being short is good for hockey, but a 160lb guy is going to get plowed no matter if it’s fat or muscle. Get up to 200+, emphasis on the “+,” and you’ll be a tank, even if it’s not all muscle. Don’t get turned off though; most of it will be muscle.
I’ve never really played team sports seriously, but I did always suck horribly at them. I’m almost to 200lbs now and I dominate at football and somehow got very good at basketball as well. I played for the first time in a few years a few weeks ago and was surprised at how well I could ball-handle and shoot. I’m also a lot quicker at shifting directions and bursts of speed.
Gaining weight will not make you slow and bulky. It can only benefit you in your situation. Start putting down some quality calories and training hard. That’s the third time I’ve said this and I don’t know if you’re still reading this thread, but that’s my advice for what it’s worth.[/quote]
200 + for hockey at 5’ 6" or something? What a joke.
Not that 200 is bad, but the way the game is now, it doesn’t seem like a good idea. Unless your men’s league or whatever is full hitting and almost no penalties, there’s no reason to be that big.
-----Of course you also have to balance your goals. If getting huge and football are your top two goals, then go ahead and get to 200, or get bigger even. It would not appear to be optimal for hockey. Eat more, get strong, get fucking huge. Kick ass.