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WHL Academy

What you do off the ice is just as important as what you do on the ice. Here you’ll find expert advice from strength and conditioning coaches who provide insight on the importance of on and off-ice training, exercise advice, and training techniques you can use to increase your on-ice performance.

The 5 Keys to Off-Season Training For Goalies

In the age of overloaded information we live in, the focus has now turned to gaining an edge over the...

Hip stability for hockey players

It’s no secret we all have weaknesses that tend to cause problems in the weight room, on the field of...
Core

Build your core for speed and durability

To this day, the core and how to train it remains one of the most regularly questioned parts of training...

In-season training for max performance (with free guide)

While it’s obvious the hockey world has fully embraced the importance of off-season training over the past few years, in-season...

Applying gym lessons on the ice

If you’ve been around here long enough, you’ll know that I wasn’t exactly an exemplary athlete during my junior and...

Upper body training fundamentals

Hey hey, It’s time for another edition of “Master the Fundamentals”, but this week, we’ll be talking about the upper...

Lower body training fundamentals

Well hello again. I can only assume that by now you’ve practiced the art of diaphragmatic breathing again and again...

Athlete sleep quality

Growing up, coaches and teachers spent a lot of time reviewing nutrition and workouts to help create a healthier individual....

Breathing to help fix and prevent hockey injuries

Let me paint you a picture. You’re referred to me by your physical therapist, coach or a friend and walk...

Strength training 101

Hi there. My name is Gavin McHale, and since we’re going to be spending some time together here at Women’s...