xHockey Performance Academy: Power Trampoline Training

We’ve shown you how plyometrics can be used to build up your speed, but most people know it for power training. Using the rebounder from Bellicon, we can begin some basic workouts for power training.

As trainer Ben Shear explains below, too many people believe that trampoline training is up going up and getting height. Although these are aspects of the training regime, the down part is what is most vital. The power to drive you up comes from pushing your weight down and exploding into your jump.

Think about baseball in this sense. If a pitcher launches the ball to the plate at 100 mph, and the batter connects square to the ball, it will rocket back the other way (this stat is called exit velocity in baseball). The harder the pitch and the faster the swing, the more powerful the ball exits the batter’s box or plate.

Watch below as Shear and myself show you how to properly use the trampoline in your power training.

In the first workout, notice how the end goal is for my upper body (mostly above the shoulders) to stay at the same height, making my core do the work. The second workout allows me to move my entire body, but utilize that power I created by pushing down.

As we state, this is a vital motion to master because we are constantly pushing our body toward the ground when playing hockey. Digging into the ice to hustle to a loose puck, driving into an opponent on a body check and even stopping on a dime all requires power in your core. You can build that through skating and attempting these moments of the game in practice, but it’s important to stay active in this sense when away from the rink.

This power training exercise should help you become even more dynamic if completed properly.

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Bryce Salvador

The author Bryce Salvador

Bryce is a driving force behind xHockeyProducts™ and is the company Chairman. As a former NHL captain with two decades of professional hockey experience, Bryce uses his knowledge of the game and passion to develop the best hockey training aids and interactive equipment possible.

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