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The hockey training podcast will provide you with hockey-specific training, performance, nutrition and mindset tips to help you become a better hockey player and dominate every time you step out on the ice. This will include a deep focus on hockey performance related topics such as hockey speed, conditioning, agility and power training - among many other topics.
 
Babak Owen, former Pro Hockey Strength coach turned entrepreneur, has built a career around his belief that when it comes to fitness, a strong foundation paves the route to success. With his wide-ranging experience - be it with weight training, nutrition, sleep or what's going on inside your head, Babak sees firsthand that a solid foundation is at the root of your performance and has an exponential effect on progress. In his weekly podcast, Babak dives deep into a wide range of relevant topi ...
 
You know how to play your sport, but do you know How To Win? Discover the proven principles of winning in competitive sports! We interview champions, both athletes, and coaches, to uncover how they think and what they do to achieve athletic greatness. More than sports psychology and mental toughness, the topics we discuss will teach you how to achieve peak performance by outsmarting your opponents and learning to think like an elite athlete or coach. Unlike speed training, agility training, ...
 
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In this episode I am going to unpack the SB Hybrid Method of training that I am using in Block 2 of this year's in-season hockey training program. It's important that you stay on the cutting edge of sports science if you want to be the best. Check this episode out and learn exactly how to use this hockey specific training style so that you can have…
 
In this episode I am going to unpack the NP3 Method of training that I am using in Block 1 of this year's in-season hockey training program. It's important that you stay on the cutting edge of sports science if you want to be the best. Check this episode out and learn exactly how to use this hockey specific training style so that you can have your …
 
Drinking enough water can have a huge impact on the way you body responds to training. Not enough, and you can cramp. too much on the other can do the same thing! It's about striking that balance and in today's episode we dive into exactly how to achieve that balance! Have you ever been so hydrated?? Check out this and other episodes and tips on my…
 
In this episode I am going to unpack my top 10 tips that you can use to get more minutes on the ice this year. You LOVE hockey, so it's a devastating situation when you're deprived from the coach of getting more minutes during games. Having eyeballs on you is important to move up the competitive ladder in this sport, so listen up and start applying…
 
How you rehab an injury will dictate how well the recovery is and how likely you will be to avoid another injury! In today's episode I sit down with a massage therapist from Toronto Ontario to discuss his approach to injury rehab using a carefully structured blend of manual and exercise therapy! - You can follow Jonathan Chow on instagram @jonrehab…
 
In this episode I am going to talk to you about the 4 key's behind why every NHL player trains all in-season long. Don't leave the most important part of the year up to chance! These workouts are mandatory in the NHL for a reason, they unlock your true potential. Listen up and take your game to the next level! If you want a "done for you" in-season…
 
In this episode I am going to talk to you about the 5 key's that you need to have perfectly lined up to be your best at camps and tryouts. Don't leave the most important part of the year up to chance! Execute these 5 keys correctly and I promise you will be the most dominant player on the ice. If you want a "done for you" hockey training program, m…
 
In this episode I am going to talk to you about the most important thing you need to understand to take your all-around skill development to the next level. This is a side-step from the regular podcast material where I discuss hockey training and nutrition and instead breakdown how you can improve your pre-game mental and emotional state. If this i…
 
In this episode, Coach Garner breaks down the five most important tips you need to know to become the best hockey coach/trainer you can be. If you understand and practice these five outlets for optimizing results, you will be the most popular hockey coach in your area. Tune in to this value-packed episode and help your hockey players become better …
 
In this episode, Coach Garner breaks down one of his favorite hockey speed training tools -- the Explosive Speed Rings. As always, a tool is only as good as it is applied but when you use the speed rings correctly you can make massive progress no matter where you are at in your hockey career. Tune in and crush the rest of this off-season! The brand…
 
In this episode, Coach Garner breaks down one of his favorite hockey speed training tools -- the Reaction Ball. As always, a tool is only as good as it is applied but when you use the reaction ball correctly you can make massive progress no matter where you are at in your hockey career. Tune in and crush the rest of this off-season! The brand new B…
 
In this episode, Coach Garner breaks down the public confusion surrounding the ladder and discusses exactly how hockey players need to use it to get the best results. As always, a tool is only as good as it is applied but when you use the speed ladder correctly you can make massive progress no matter where you are at in your hockey career. Tune in …
 
In this episode I am going to talk to you about the most important thing you need to understand to take your all-around skill development to the next level. This is a side-step from the regular podcast material where I discuss hockey training and nutrition and instead breakdown how you can improve your puck handling, shooting, and all-around skill …
 
Every piece of exercise equipment has both positives and negatives, because of this, learning the proper use of each tool is critical to get the most out of it. Medicine balls are fantastic for hockey specific power and speed development, but, only if you program them the way they should be! After this episode, you will have a sound understanding o…
 
Listening to an episode of the Joe Rogan Podcast, there was a discussion of Training to failure and how much you should be training. I spun that discussion down a different path because I think there is something to be said about training to failure! // In this episode I breakdown my beliefs about training the same muscle group everyday. // https:/…
 
In this value-packed episode, you're going to learn exactly what you need to do to reach your "next level" speed out on the ice. I am going to teach you the principles of program design and how you can manipulate them to train extremely hard but not run into any of the associated joint pain, burn out, or overtraining symptoms you're used to. This "…
 
In this value-packed episode, you're going to learn exactly what you need to do to reach your "next level" speed out on the ice. The three pillars of SAQ Training (Speed, Agility, and Quickness) in combination with the best speed-specific tools are your answer to the most cutting edge methods of hockey speed development. If you're serious and ready…
 
Things are slowly opening back up again and a lot of hockey players are wondering what they should be doing once they get back in the gym. Trust me, there is a right way to go about this and a REALLY wrong way. If you have been taking things easy for the past few months and are wanting to get back in the gym, this one's for you. If you want a "done…
 
When you talk about being patient with the puck, few people know that you can dramatically improve this through your dryland training. In this episode, I talk about the tri-pod of elite hockey performance and what tools you can use to be more patient with the puck. If you're someone who panics with the puck, or, has never heard of how to enter a "f…
 
Hockey goalies need a goalie specific approach in order to stop more pucks and stay positionally sound all game long. This means you need to IGNORE whatever program the forwards and defense are running and get on your own goalie-specific program for the best results. Just like you wouldn't put a wide receiver on an offensive linemen's program, you …
 
"I skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it has been." - Wayne Gretzky When The Great One talks, we ALL listen! In this episode, I breakdown how you can improve your "hockey sense" so that you become an all-around better hockey player. If you want a "done for you" off-season hockey training program, the new Off-Season Hockey Training 20…
 
In this episode, I break down the equipment I recommend any serious hockey player to have in their home gym at all times. Even when the COVID-19 shutdown is over, it's nice to have these as a back-up so that you never miss an important workout to become a better hockey player. This simple list of equipment will give you everything you will ever nee…
 
In this episode, I break down six different agility exercises you can do at home with no equipment to improve your high velocity direction change and stop-start speed. This episode will arm you with 3 "quick feet" and 3 "strength-based" exercises that you can do with no equipment during the COVID-19 lockdown. Beyond this, I also provide the "why" b…
 
In this episode, I break down six different exercises you can do at home with no equipment to improve your all-around hockey performance. This episode will arm you with 3 bilateral and 3 unilateral exercises that you can do with no equipment during the COVID-19 lockdown. Beyond this, I also provide the "why" behind each exercise so you can customiz…
 
In this episode, I break down six different exercises you can do at home with no equipment to increase your shot power. Just because you're in quarantine doesn't mean you can't make big gains in hockey performance. This episode will arm you with 3 GPP and 3 SPP exercises for shot power so you can improve all off-season long. If you want a "done for…
 
COVID-19 is forcing the majority of us to continue our off-season hockey training at home. Because of this, we need bodyweight-only movements to target every muscle group in the body so we never stop making progress. The problem is...how do we isolate the different upper body muscles? Find out the simple solution to that question in today's podcast…
 
If you are getting back into running and want to improve your performance quickly! It's simple. Run shorter distances, and spread them out! This plus many more tips for runners in todays episode Quick tips and routines available on my instagram page www.instagram.com/babakowen Longer form Routines on Youtube! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtx2m9…
 
In this episode, I discuss the importance of core training as it relates to hockey speed development and how you can still do everything you need to do at home. The problem? Most people only train one section of the core when there are four sections that all deserve equal attention. Listen to this podcast and let's built a bullet-proof hockey core …
 
Are you training to run? or how about just trying to take your health to the next level? Regardless of where you are along that scale, eating like a TOP PERFORMER is one of the most important things you can do! // In today's episode I sit down with Keren Chen, a nutrition expert out of Toronto Ontario to discuss how she uses a unique blend of appro…
 
In this episode, I cover how to become an all-around faster skater. COVID-19 shutting down all of the gyms and rinks will not stop you from improving your performance because at-home hockey training done properly will take your game to the next level. Do these exercises (in the order I recommend them in!) and I promise you'll transform your skating…
 
Speed kills. That saying has been around a long time because it's true, there isn't any other quality that makes you stand out more on the ice then being a blazing fast skater. I want to teach you what you need to focus on so you know EXACTLY what you need to focus on to take your speed to the next level. Pen and paper out for this one! It's time t…
 
Are you getting you bike fit properly? I think this is one of the biggest factors involved in you struggling with performance and more importantly back pain! In this episode we break down what steps you should take for a proper bike fitting and what you should be looking at when deciding on bike!By Babak Owen
 
In this episode, I answer ten excellent questions submitted by YOU! Mental performance, physical performance, nutrition, and everything between are all covered in one single episode. If you love hockey, you're going to love this episode. If you want a "done for you" off-season hockey training program, the new Off-Season Hockey Training 2020 program…
 
In this episode, you're going to discover the six-point checklist that will allow you to crush this off-season and improve your all-around hockey performance. By having these in check, you won't be "winging" your efforts. Instead, you will have a blueprint for success that will GUARANTEE you become a better hockey player. If you want a "done for yo…
 
In this episode, you're going to learn how to use the Regeneration Phase post-season to create the "sling shot effect" that is going to improve your entire off-season. Like the old saying goes; "Champions are built in the off-season" Although this is true, it is only true if you do your off-season correctly and in a hockey specific way. Listen to t…
 
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