Hockey players from all different backgrounds and skill levels enter the weight room each summer with several different goals and aspirations for next season. A common target for many of these players is to increase their ability to accelerate in the first three steps. Having the ability to accelerate faster might be the edge a player needs to win more races to the puck or get to a spot first on the ice to defend. In order to improve an athlete’s first three steps of acceleration on ice, we must break down components that lead to the increase in acceleration times.
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