Steven Stamkos’ Off-Ice Training Secrets

Steven Stamkos’ Off-Ice Training Secrets

I came across an interview of Steven Stamkos (2x “Rocket” Richard Trophy winner) this morning where he explained the off-ice workouts he does under former NHL player Gary Roberts.

In case you haven’t seen it already, I’ll share the key points here…

– trains 3-4 days per week in the summer

– favors heavy lower body exercises (here’s a video of him trap bar deadlifting 500 pounds for reps – dude’s strong!)

– sprints

– jumps

– LOTS of explosive stuff

– belt squats instead of barbell back squats

(sidenote: I’ve been programming belt squats for my guys for some time, had no idea Gary & Steven were doing them as well… great minds think alike – ha!)

– big focus on hamstrings and glutes

– it’s not about how much you weigh but how strong you are
(perhaps the BIGGEST TAKEAWAY in the article)

So to wrap it all up…

Yes, to become an elite level player, you need to have elite level talent.

No denying that.

But even the most talented guys work their asses off to play in the NHL and make those highlight reel plays the rest of us gawk at.

Steven Stamkos is no exception to that.

Despite his natural flair for goal scoring, he still needed to gain strength, size and power to reach his max potential as a hockey player.

And if you’re ready to fulfill YOUR potential like Stammer, power your way over to:

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Yunus Barisik

Yunus Barisik, CSCS, specializes in making hockey players strong, fast and explosive. He has trained 500+ hockey players at the junior, college and pro levels, including NHL Draft picks and World Champions. An accomplished author, Yunus has had articles published on top fitness and performance sites, including T Nation, STACK and Muscle & Strength. He also wrote Next Level Hockey Training, a comprehensive resource for ice hockey players on building athletic strength, size and power, while staying injury-free.

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