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Wrist Exercises Make Hockey Hands
Hockey hands depend on wrist exercises. The best hockey players have “soft hands”, but not weak wrists. If you want to take a fast wrist shot or a hard slap shot, (or keep yourself from sliding full speed into the boards), you first have to exercise wrist muscles. You need a wrist workout that will strengthen wrist power and arm power.
Consider what’s inside your forearms, and how to develop arm power and wrist strength: the wrist muscles, bone structure, and tendons can all be strengthened. See how the image on the left shows how intricate your forearms and hands are? Wrist muscles are like tightly wound steel cable that can endure a lot of work and carry a large load for their size. You can workout the extensors and flexors of your forearms, and wrist strength can present a lot of arm power.
There are several ways to exercise wrist strength out there, but they are often cumbersome or heavy, which is fine if you’re always to use them in the same place. If you intend to exercise wherever, whenever, then you need workout equipment that can be brought with you in every mode of transportation: buses, planes, trains, or automobiles. Going to a hockey tourny by plane? Can you bring your forearm workout equipment, like a wrist roller with you? What if you’re planning a trip and don’t want your shot to suffer while you’re away? Are you going to pack a trunk instead of a suitcase, so that you can pack and lug a heavy wrist roller with some weight plates? I don’t think so.
We’re talking about wrist exercises, not a total body workout here. Instead of a wrist roller, you should be able to bring something compact and lightweight along with you everywhere. So, unless you’re really creative with bands of elastic, what are you gonna do?
Wrist Exercises of the Past
Wrist roller. Hockey players used to tie one end of a rope to a hockey stick, and on the other end they’d dangle weights. Holding the stick out at shoulder height, they’d wind the weight up the rope. The primitive wrist roller would suffice, but severely limits the space available in which to exercise, because of the length of a stick, and is not portable; Weight plates are heavy and you can’t take this wrist workout on the road to travel games or vacations. Later, steel bar wrist roller came out and it added even more weight to the apparatus, making a nicer looking workout equipment than a broken hockey stick, but still not practical for travel. Other workouts involve just the hockey stick, swinging it around in different motions. Your mom won’t go for this, and it’s not so compatible with hotel rooms either. You don’t want to be paying for that tv at checkout time, do you?
There are all kinds of other wrist exercises involving barbells, dumbbells, ropes, cables, hockey sticks, and whatever.
How portable is this wrist roller?
Not so much. Haha, okay, how about the wrist roller below?
Sure you can move it better, but ya still can’t take it with you on the road so easily because it’s heavy. You’d need more weight than is shown.
Wrist roller solution
The all time leading scorer of the New York Rangers, Hall Of Famer, Rod Gilbert, has an answer to the wrist roller and hockey wrist exercises needs: Instead of Wrist Roller, get PowerArm
5 Reasons PowerArm is Trustworthy
- PowerArm was invented by Rod Gilbert, based on ideas from his father. His goal scoring wrist shot is credited to the wrist strength he developed using his own workouts, and now he has brought his patented, compact machine to us, to help all of us improve our game. You included.
- Wayne Gretzky says so. PowerArm is endorsed by Wayne Gretzky, who also testifies to the benefits of PowerArm in commercials.
- Keith Hernandez, famous Cardinals, Mets, Indians first baseman says PowerArm is good for baseball throwing and batting strength too.
- John McEnroe, world famous tennis pro, says PowerArm works for tennis training.
- Boomer Esiason of Jets, Cardinals, Bengals fame, endorses the usefulness PowerArm for football forearms.
PowerArm is super compact, light weight, and heavy duty. Use this wrist strengthening PowerArm in its anatomical V shape or bend it to other shapes to work various angles of the forearms. Get one to throw in your hockey bag, or pack in your luggage when traveling, and go to the PowerArm Facebook Page and type in a Review, post pics or vids of yourself using it in various wrist strengthening exercises.
Do your wrist exercises at PowerArm’s various tension settings as your forearms get stronger. You won’t out grow this wrist strengthening equipment. Exercise wrist strength anywhere, anytime.