Sunday, March 9, 2008

Chris Chelios' Workout: Training for Longevity

Stanley Cup Finals - Detroit Red Wings v Pittsburgh Penguins - Game Six

We've had some problems in the past couple of days posting new workouts, but today we're back on track so here's what you've missed:

We many not know that much about hockey, other than what NHL 08 tells us about the sport. This we do know: hockey is great to watch live and in HD, and every city now has a hockey team so hockey adds a nice sports break into a family vacation. Chris Chelios formerly of the Canadians and Red Wings would be more than happy for you to come and see him deck people in the open ice. For as easy as it looks, knocking the crap out of people isn't easy work, and takes a lot of preparation in the gym. Chelios gets ready for the big game with a grueling sixty minute workout that includes:

DUMBBELL DEADLIFT: Bend at waist, head up, knees slightly bent. Grip 35-pound dumbbells with palms facing in. Straighten completely. Repeat. Eight reps. For: lower back, hamstrings, calves, glutes.

CLOSE-GRIP PRESS: Hands shoulder width apart, grip 20-pound bar, with 35-pound plates on each end. Press bar until arms are extended. Lower to upper chest. Eight reps. For: primarily triceps.

SINGLE LEG LUNGE: Grip 20 pound dumbbells in each hand. Rest top of back foot on 18-inch high bench press bench. Lunge until back knee touches ground. Front shin perpendicular to the ground. Eight reps. Switch legs. For: all the muscles in the front leg; you can't cheat and overcompensate with the other.

[ More at SI.com ]

2 comments:

Jeff Berger said...
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JJ410018 said...

Here is the current workout for Mike Modano...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xw2QXc9Vwc8