Maria Mountain from HockeyTrainingPro.com is back with another video on a couple of crunches and functional core training exercises that are specifically designed for goalies.
Maria begins by demonstrating what she calls the McGill Crunch, which includes one leg in the bent position and your hands crossed on the shoulders. Next, she demonstrates two different versions of a half-kneeling groin stretch and cable lift, where you are almost in a half-butterfly position and then pull across the body with a stable torso and straight arms.
Be sure to check out this channel as time goes on for more of Maria's goalie-specific training exercises!
Maria Mountain from HockeyTrainingPro.com is back with her newest Net•Talks video, which goes in depth regarding when to push your limit and when to dial it back with your hip stretches. She also discusses some ways to test whether or not you might be suffering from hip impingement, which is one of the biggest issues facing goalies with long-term hip pain and discomfort.
Maria Mountain checks in with another video that helps explain the importance of self-myofascial releasing, which can easily reduce the strain on your hips.
In this video, Maria demonstrates two simple exercises that can be used with a single lacrosse ball. Notice the emphasis she places on slowly moving the ball across the muscles, as opposed to rushing across the muscles quickly. Maria also shows the importance of rolling over different muscles in key areas that will further enhance the myofascial release in the hips.
We're proud to introduce Maria Mountain from Revolution Conditioning and HockeyTrainingPro.com as our latest NetTalks speaker.
In her first video, Maria discusses some of the issues that can arise with hip flexor and lower abdominal strains, how the two strains are related, and how to reduce the risk of these types of injuries. Maria also explains how our abdominal, hip, and lower back muscles work together in functional chains, so when you get tight in the front side of your hips, it can affect the muscles in your lower back.
From there, Maria shows us a couple of key stretches that focuses on these areas, and how goalies can reduce the strain that comes from repeatedly using these muscles.