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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 talk about some of the things I wish I had growing up that every hockey player on this planet needs to take advantage of in modern times. That is, hockey-specific training apps that run you through high-level hockey training in a follow along format with no equipment needed. You're going to love this one, let's go! Re…
 
In this episode, I am going to answer a question I have been getting a lot lately from players, parents, and coaches. "I am playing another summer sport this off-season, is that OK? Can I still do the off-season hockey training program?" This area of research is known as "cross training" let's explore it! Ready for serious results? The new Off-Seas…
 
In this episode, I am going to talk about a big mistake I made as a teenager growing up in the strength and conditioning world. If you avoid this, you will literally make 5-10x faster progress than I did and be way better off for it. If hockey performance mastery is what you want, you've come to the right place. Let's go! Ready for serious results?…
 
In this episode, I am going to teach you how you sense of budgeting can either make or break the results you can expect for yourself this year. This one isn't for everyone, it is exclusively for the SERIOUS hockey player who wants to reach their potential in this sport. If hockey performance mastery is what you want, you've come to the right place.…
 
In this episode, I am going to unpack the training science behind why the Elusive Edgework Formula has helped so many hockey players unlock their speed potential in a single off-season. Using the F.A.S.T. Hockey Training Principle, I will teach you exactly how you can build your own Elusive Edgework Protocols and add them to any program your curren…
 
In this episode, I am going to share with you all of the research you need to be up to date with in terms of designing a hockey-specific program this off-season. There are many strategies out there, but, no matter how you cut it these four pillars must always be in place. You will only get the most out of your training and nutrition this off-season…
 
In this episode, I am going to share with you all of the research you need to be up to date with in terms of maximizing your recovery capacity through sleeping well. There are many recovery strategies out there, but, sleep is the king of them all. You will only get the most out of your training and nutrition if you master this first. Turn it up and…
 
In this episode, I am going to share with you all of the hockey-specific protocols that you can add on top of your team's mandatory off-season programming. These are major performance and recovery boosters that can get you twice the results in half the time. Expect to enter the next in-season like a completely new hockey player. Let's go! Ready for…
 
In this episode, I am going to share with you the valuable protocol you have never tried. This is something I wish I knew when I was younger. Expect to reduce joint pain, improve joint lubrication, improve mobility, and take your all-around hockey performance to the next level. Ready for serious results? Check out www.hockeytraining.com/programs an…
 
In this episode, I am going to share with you the valuable answer I give to dozens of hockey players every single week. This is something I wish I knew when I was younger. If you truly listen and understand this one, you will be MILES ahead of me in terms of your training progression at a much younger age. Ready for serious results? Check out www.h…
 
In this episode, I am going to share with you the best training and nutrition tips that are specific to the Men's League Hockey Player. You aren't who you were in your teen years and your hockey performance strategy needs to reflect that so you can get the best and fastest results. These four strategies are going to be game changing for you (my fav…
 
In this episode, I am going to share with you the best Men's League Hockey Training Blueprint I have ever created. The results from this protocol have been incredible and I can't wait to share with you the exact formula on how to set it up. Pen and paper out for this one! This cutting-edge approach is guaranteed to take you to the next level. Ready…
 
In this episode, I am going to share with you my all-time favorite quotes from the top NHL hockey players. There is so much to be learned when you stand on the shoulders of giants. Add these mental tools to your hockey training toolkit this year and I promise you will have the most productive year of your entire life. Ready for serious results? Che…
 
In this episode, I am going to share with you my daily edgework routine that is transforming hockey players skating technique in only 30-Days. This can be added to any existing hockey training program and can be perform both in-season and off-season. If you're ready to become an elite skater, start this today and do it everyday for 30-Days! Ready f…
 
In this episode, I am going to share with you six different well-researched strategies that you can use to bolster your all-around general immune system function. If you find yourself getting ill often or are stressed out by the current state of the world, this one is a must-listen for you. Put these into practice to place yourself in the best poss…
 
In this episode, I am going to share with you a little known principle in speed training that will contribute to better conditioning levels out on the ice. If you find yourself doing lots of conditioning training but still having "heavy legs" out on the ice or find yourself gasping for air in between shifts, then this one is for you. Do this right,…
 
In this episode, I am going to share with you the best strategies you need to implement to dominate your goals this year. This NEEDS to be in check because how you set your goals determines the outcome of your entire hockey performance this year. Do them right, you'll be thankful you did. Let's crush it! Ready for serious results? Check out www.hoc…
 
In this episode, I am going to share with you four killer strategies to make sure you lose no muscle and strength during your time off this holiday season. The best part? You will still get to enjoy all of the holiday festivities! Listen up and let's do this season right. Ready for serious results? Check out www.hockeytraining.com/programs and let'…
 
A question I usually ask myself when working with a new client is How do I prevent most injuries? - In this episode I go over the things that usually cause the issues that I look for first when meeting an athlete for the first time! Don't forget to subscribe to my youtube channel! Check out My Companies athlete specific content on our website here!…
 
If you are drained and not properly recovered you will, without a shadow of a doubt, have a bad workout. What does that mean? High risk of injury, no results, extreme fatigue and the list goes on and on. - In this episode I talk about the recent moments when I started seeing this in some of my clients. - Have you checked out the essentials content …
 
In this episode, I am going to share with you one of the simplest and most effective ways to ensure you keep kicking butt every time you do a hockey workout. That is... get a training partner who's either a cat fish or a great white. Sound weird? It won't after this episode, let's go! Ready for serious results? Check out www.hockeytraining.com/prog…
 
In this episode, I am going to share with you the "3x3 Rule" so that you can separate yourself from the pack and take your whole game to the next level. It's not what you think it is, this isn't your typical 3x3 in the gym --It's much more than that. Tune in and let's go! Ready for serious results? Check out www.hockeytraining.com/programs and let'…
 
In this episode, I am going to break down what you need to do to optimize your performance as a smaller hockey player and tell the stories of many NHL players who made it despite what the critics said. It's not what you have to work with, it's how you work with what you have. Tune in and let's go! Ready for serious results? Check out www.hockeytrai…
 
In this episode, I am going to break down what you need to do to optimize this "in limbo" state between the off-season and an unpredictable in-season. After you listen to this, you will have no more questions and you'll be able to hit the ground running with a clear and confident strategy. Ready for serious results? Check out www.hockeytraining.com…
 
I wanted to speak a bit of the importance of having a good understanding of hip mobility. Regardless of the sport you plan, being able to control your body is vital to your performance and the hips are one of those crucial areas. Check out the Hip Mobility routine here! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=46MFy726qgA&t=13s…
 
In this episode, I am going to break down what it takes to get the most out of your training. Consistency beats intensity every single time, and that's why periodization should be a concept you know off by heart because if you don't then you're "hockey exercising" rather than "hockey TRAINING" If you want serious progress gain, this one is a must-l…
 
In this episode, I am going to break down the massive question that is "How do I reach my hockey potential?" The answer and solution to this question is going to allow you to discover what I think it takes (after working with ten's and thousand's of hockey players) to truly reach your potential. If you're an action-taker, this one's for you! If you…
 
In this episode, I am going to take you all the way back to my high school training days and explain how even on a terrible program I continued to get great results. I know that may sound counter-intuitive, but it's not when you use this one game changing training trick. Listen to this episode and learn how to maximize every last ounce of your effo…
 
In this episode, I am going to give you the action plan you need to improve your backhand (and start winning more face-offs!) Training is a science, and when you understand the bio-mechanics of the backhand you can load those same muscles in your training. The result? Goalies fear you and you start lighting up that score sheet! If you want a "done …
 
In this episode, I am going to kill the longstanding myth that strength training makes you slow and unathletic. The bench press, overhead press, squat, and deadlift play key roles in developing high-performing hockey players The idea that they don't make you faster or more conditioned needs to die, and I am to do that with this episode. If you want…
 
In this episode I am going to discuss the details in training strategy in what makes in-season programming different than off-season programming. Additionally, I explain some of the most common mistakes that lead well-meaning hockey players to get lackluster results (and even get injured!). Lean on my experience in this episode and start upping you…
 
In this episode I am going to unpack the EXHIT Hockey Circuit method of training that I am using in Block 3 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 y…
 
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…
 
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