Hockey is one of the most dangerous and violent sports in the world due to players clashing against each other using high-intensity moves at a fast pace on the ice pitch.
In order to help their bodies, gain resistance and get themselves ready, it’s crucial for hockey players to stay in shape. Here are some of the fittest hockey players in the National Hockey League right now.
Since he debuted in the League back in 2010, Seguin has been one of the top scorers and best centers in the NHL.
This is due to the fact that he takes his off-season training very seriously, as he takes care of his body doing yoga, Pilates, weight training, and even beach volleyball six days a week, 4 hours a day.
The 36-year-old goaltender loves to train his core strength by doing isolated ab workouts and heavy-weight squats, also improving his lower body strength at the same time. He also plays tennis as a way to train his eye-hand coordination, which is vital for his position on the pitch.
The 6’2” athlete stands almost like a giant among other players with his 235-pound body. Due to the fact that he likes to train his power by benching up to 350 pounds and doing regular sprinting sessions, he often crushes his teammates on the fit tests ran by the team during the season.
The 5’11’’ 205-pounds athlete shines as one of the top players in the entire league. He trains his body by doing squats, deadlifts variations, and heavy-weighted box jumps in order to build muscle and gain strength in his lower body, thus increasing his explosive response on the ice pitch.
Although being a veteran NHL player, Grabner is proof of great work ethics and physical prowess, as no one seems to want to fight him on the pitch. The player maintains his physique by doing heavy-weight training and jumping out of pools with water up to his waist.
It’s obvious how staying in shape and protecting the body against injuries plays a huge role in athletes being able to stay active in the sport for long periods of time no matter their age.
Let’s hope athletes who are not in shape will start training better to maximize their potential on the pitch.