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Don't really feel like dumping money into a gym or renting hours of ice. What are some good off ice training for a 14 year old? Currently doing body weight exercises:
Push ups, Pull ups, Squats, Lunges, short sprints, swims in our pool daily for fun... the usual kid stuff.
I see these kids who haven't stopped and they haven't gained either, they look tired.
I figure he has been skating for 11 years, taking 3 months away from the ice isn't going to hurt but now double guessing myself.
All of those are good, but if he plans to be serious about HS Hockey be will need to start doing strength training this year or next, especially lower body.
Strength training is hard to know how to do right and effectively without someone to teach you. Ends up being a waste of time, plus risk of injury.
Look for articles at USA Hockey website. Also several good books out there on sport-specific strength training for $10 on Amazon. Then you can make your own decision what kind of gym he needs. Might even be one at his school.
Some if those exercises can be done with a plate to make them harder. Not expense at Dick's or maybe even Play It Again Sports.
TB12 or any other strengthen/flexibility training should be started as soon as the kid starts playing sports. There is NOTHING WRONG with it, it's encouraged. The problem for most is the cost. Weight training is a very small part of becoming an Elite Athlete. My son plays Elite FED hockey and was introduce to off ice training at 6 years old. He loves it, all they do is stretch, jump and balance. In his mind he is doing the stuff the pros do so he works hard at it. The absolute very least your child will grow to be physically fit. Win-Win.
For the kid I'd say don't worry about the time off of the ice. It can rejuvenate the skating and the kid. Three things I've learned having kids go through many years of hockey - 1) work on the foot speed and agility - it's basically free. 2) shoulder strength through isometric & resistance bands to avoid serious shoulder injuries which will come when checking and playing with older / larger kids (H.S.) and 3) edgework, edgework, edgework as skating is THE thing that matters the most.
As for 'TB12 ' it is pretty hilarious that anyone would follow anything the worst athlete in the NFL has to say. Anyone in the NFL - including 360 pound offensive linemen - that runs a 5.3 or 5.4 40 yard dash should politely sit down and shut up. Tom Brady as far as an 'athlete' is an absolute joke. He's made his career by a) lucking into a great situation, b) having his only NFL coach being the best coach perhaps in NFL history and c) reading defenses.
Brady is hardly exceptional for a 40 year old who works out. Go to the Boston Marathon or almost any triathlon and you will see hundreds of guys who would literally (as the 17 year old girls say) run circles around flat-foot Brady. Remember when they found the BALCO guy's phone number in Brady's phone? And not the phone he destroyed that had all of the incriminating evidence in his latest cheating scandal. How amazing is it to be linked to the biggest steroid scandal in sports (Barry Bonds) and not be able to throw the ball 45 yards in the air as most high school QB's can.
OP here..so hate Tom Brady and my son will get stronger..great advice, Thanks
What do you mean by "traditional"? I'm sure Brady is more than happy to encourage his offensive linemen to bench press and bulk up. You train for what you are going to do. There was a video on Brady back when he was still Bledsoe's backup. He said Belichick told him he better put on 30 lbs or he will be out selling insurance and so he did. How he did so quickly (uh hmm) is another story but his needs back then are different than today. Kids needs are different than pro's etc.
Who cares? So we get to watch a great team with a great coaching staff and a physically below average QB...who cares? I do like Brady more now that his wife has him out earning more $.
Best investment to develop core strenght is a pull up bar. Pull up bar,push ups, dips and sit ups are keys for the mid to upper body core. Google lower body conditioning for hockey and you will find a lot of training and stretching exercises for strenght and flexibility to help lengthen the stride. Lower body might take a little more research and finding the best routine for your son.
I love how a simple question on strength & conditioning quickly devolves into a debate on Brady as an athlete, man I love the dBoard. To the OP, you have some good advice already, as many have pointed out, pull-up bar, roman chair if you want, some bands or suspension gym and son has the tools needed. I would add though that it doesn't hurt get 1-1 time with a personal trainer to work on technique and form. It doesn't cost too much if you are only going every couple of weeks over the summer.
According to phone records seized by the federal government, Brady twice contacted Barry Bonds' nefarious trainer Greg Anderson in 2002 to inquire about his "services." The meeting between "Giselle's Girl" and the Bay Area's most notorious pusher of synthetic testosterone allegedly never materialized.
Still, if you look at the matter objectively, the whole situation reeks of potential scandal.
Brady may not have actually met with Anderson, but the question remains: Why seek out Anderson in the first place? I am entirely cognizant that I am jaded and steep in cynicism, but I refuse to believe that Brady, who has gained 35 lbs. since his rookie season in 2000, innocently and naively stumbled upon Anderson without knowing his rogue background.
Are we to believe that Brady conveniently called Anderson, of all people, to devise a plan to better strengthen his calves?
Nice to see all the Brady fan boys get their back hair up.
The discussion was on following Brady's program. The point is you can't follow his program if you don't follow it from the beginning.
The point is you can't follow his program if you don't get extremely lucky in life and find the right place at the right time.
When my son was 14 he grew 4" that summer. The body gets soar from the growth spurt so if he is growing I would suggest resistance tube training. I remember signing him up for the off ice summer workout, 3 days a week, 80 minutes per day. I expected him to be hitting weights, Olympic lifts, etc.. I walked in the 3rd day and his coach had him doing plyo exercises, stretching, and these tubes. I was ****** until I talked to the trainer and he explained the physiology of what his body was going through. he coach actually cut it to 2 days per week at the gym and 1 day of full body stretching.
He started in June and by the time school came around, he was 5' 10", strong, flexible, and explosive. I guess my point for the OP, go to a professional with a goal in mind and have an understanding of what your kids body is going through in order to get the right plan for your kid. Good luck. Its never to late to start, a good professional will give you a plan for off season and in season workouts for gains and to prevent injury.
PS- Our Dog, our Fish, and our Bird are all named Brady.
I actually thought for 1 minute all of this thread was going to be on topic...Nope.
I am guessing that your bird, fish, dog and kid are all on human growth hormone.
I am guessing this guy stumbled onto this Board thinking it was an I Give a **** About Your Personal Life site.
"BTW, I'm married and my wife and I are on HGH"
^^I see nothing wrong with that..Do you know how HGH works or do you just think its bad because people tell you that? You would probably feel much better everyday you tried it.
you're all mega idiots paying for fancy gym training. all the best athletes like serena williams and jackie chan in rush hour just do push ups in their drive way rain or shine and get very huge and explosive muscles that way.
Yeah, Serena Williams is a real poster child of holistic training. Get a clue it's all about the pharmacy.
why are you obsessed with posters of childs and pharmacys and blues clues? idiot