Having great single-leg strength is crucial for a powerful skating stride and balance in hockey.
Unfortunately, most hockey players neglect this area. Even if they use some single-leg or so-called "unilateral" leg exercises in their workouts, more often than not, they fail to get strong on them.
For the record, if you're banging away with a pair of 55-pound dumbbells on split squats, you're not strong. We have females who can do a lot more than that.
Our strongest 17-year-olds can split squat over 300 pounds with the bar in the front rack position, and our slightly older guys can do around 350. Split squatting almost 2x your body weight? That is STRONG.
Now, you may be wondering how our athletes are able to build such impressive single-leg strength quickly and if you can replicate their numbers.
The answer is:
As long as you stick to these 3 very important training principles:
(If you’d rather watch than read about how to build impressive single-leg strength for hockey… Check out the video below.)