Hockey is just started for me today. I plan on lifting during the season and at least maintaining if not gaining strength. At the end of last season I was weak ass 164 lbs. I’m currently 181 lbs, before I seperated my shoulder I was at 184 lbs. That was about 3 months ago and since then I have gained back nearly all my strength by doing full body and upper/lower splits. I really like doing the splits as they are less time consuming and I don’t feel I will be able to lift legs heavy again until my legs are in “hockey shape.”
Anyway, I need advice on how and what to do. I skate at least 5 days a week. We usually have 1 or 2 games a week and I obviously won’t be lifting on those days, or heavily the day before. I’m looking at doing 2 sessions a week. Probably a push/front squat day and a pull/deadlift day or an 2 days with both push and pull accompanied with either deadlifts or squats and an iso calf exercise.
Practice is after school daily at 3:00 till 4:45. I can’t lift before but I can lift immediately after (as the rink is next to the gym) or later that night. After X-Mas vaca I should be able to lift before school at around 7 am.
So please drop me some advice and alot of criticism. Thanks in advance.