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puny2big
04-27-2006, 05:44 PM
I'd like to start this thread to see if anyone has any pointers.

I'm an ice hockey goalie for a DIII college club team (competitive but not a big deal). I've always been (and still am) a pretty small hockey player. Because I'm a goalie this hasn't been too big a problem (I had one coach in high school not play me because I was too small), but college hockey, with the horrible refs and the chippy teams that we play, has made this more of an issue.

I have started doing serious lifting and have seen pretty nice strength gains in the past year. I used to run competitively, so endurance has never been an issue. Also, being ridiculously small forced me to really be on top of my technique and skating (goalie skating=balance while moving around the creasing and dropping down and getting up).

So basically.....
My strengths: Technique, quickness, endurance
My weaknesses: Strength, size, and focus (I'm a headcase in net)

Here's some stats
5'10" 150lbs
Squat: 285 max
Bench: 70's max
Deadlift: 250 max

Any pointers on how to increase strength without massively increasing size (especially in the chest, mine is weak) would be greatly appreciated.

Canadian Crippler
04-27-2006, 06:07 PM
Patrick Roy entered the NHL at something like 160lbs. Skill > Size.

What's your flexibility like? Work hard on explosive strength. Incorporate speed-strength workouts regularly (an example would be 55% of your max, 8 sets of 2).

I don't know what the rules are where you play, but Ephedrine can really help with focus. Make sure it's not against the league rules before you take it however.

puny2big
05-01-2006, 04:06 PM
I'm no expert on any of the sports related supplements, but I've been avoiding them. I guess I just want to see how far my own hard work can take me. Taking supplements would cheapen the results for me, I guess.

BigRic
05-02-2006, 06:13 PM
Train hand eye coordination and flexibility I would say.

Anthony
05-04-2006, 07:50 AM
Any pointers on how to increase strength without massively increasing size (especially in the chest, mine is weak) would be greatly appreciated.

This part confused me. Are you trying to get strong, big, or both?

get strong = lift heavy things
get big = eat a lot of food
get big and strong = lift heavy things, eat a lot of food