Speed is the variable of success for Hockey Players.
There’s a new era of hockey player and they’re faster, more dynamic, and more explosive than ever before.
Speed is no longer a valuable asset in today’s game – it’s a prerequisite to play at the next level. If you want to take your game to the next level, then it’s take to take your speed to the next level – and all it starts with developing explosive power.
42 points in 42 games.
He had just come off his second season as a point-per-game winger in one of Canada’s top Junior leagues.
He wasn’t flashy, he didn’t stand out with speed or skill, but he was a consistent producer. He was the kind of player that team’s need to win games.
But despite this, he had zero D1 offers, zero major junior offers, and zero NHL scouts wanting to chat after the game.
He came with all the production, none of the attention or hype.
There was nothing inherent wrong with this. He was a team-first guy and loved to win games more than win player of the week accolades – but he had ambition to play at the next level.
“Kokes, it’s not that I wanna be the center of attention. I just know I can play division 1. I’m as good as other guys around the league committing to schools, and my teammates are all getting looks and having conversations with scouts after games, and it’s just crickets for me. I dunno what I have to do differently.”
He hadn’t been home in 2 off-seasons, but now sat in our office clearly dejected. He hadn’t come to just visit, but to chat if he should just accept that he wasn’t a D1 player or change something.
We encouraged him to have a conversation with his coach, get feedback on his game, and then we could chat further.
“He said he always recommends me to scouts when they ask about guys they should be watching, and is surprised I don’t have offers. He’s even asked a couple of Coaches and they say it’s a skating game in D1 and a big jump in speed – and they just don’t think my game could translate to the next level.”
This stung – but it was good news.
So we connected him with a local power skating coach and asked him to look at his skating to see where it could improve.
“He’s a great player & a smooth skater, of course we could clean up a couple of things, but honestly his problem is that he just doesn’t have that punch in his stride or first steps. It’s like he’s hitting the gas but his car just doesn’t have the horsepower to really let it rip.”
It was clear – he had to develop the explosive power that would translate to speed on the ice.
So we offered to create him a program that would do just that. It was going to be different than workouts he was doing on his own – but if he committed to 12 weeks we knew he’d see the on-ice results he needed to elevate his game.
He was in.
So we crafted the perfect workout program to develop that explosive speed.
He committed to the process and the results paid off.
Each week he said he felt his first steps were getting faster. His skills coach started commenting about how he was getting out of the corner faster and his change of direction was more aggressive. When he got to training camp his Coaches kept commenting on how he was a completely different player – asking him where the “extra gas” came from.
Finally the season came around, where he put up 8 points in 3 of his first games. And that’s when it happened. The first D1 scout asked to chat after the game.
“They said they’d be watching me this season. He said that my coach had recommended he watch me last season but he just didn’t see the flash that would translate – but he’s super impressed with my game so far”.
He continued to show up on the score sheet and catch the attention of scouts.
By Christmas he had 36 points in 23 games and had talked to over 9 division 1 coaches. The second half of the season came with 4 firm offers, including one from his dream school.
By committing to transforming his training, he had transformed his game, and ultimately trajectory in hockey.
He had earned a full ride to play division 1 hockey.
The next season we had 4 of his teammates reach out for the same program. Their coach had recommended to “get on with whatever he’s doing.” A handful of pros he skated with in the summer also asked to get on the program.
Same process, similar results.
Not only did we keep getting emails from players saying how they loved the program and how it had a noticeable impact on their game – but we started to have junior and college players from across North America and pros from around the world emailing us for the program.
That’s when we decided we had to refine the program even further and take it to the next level so that we could give players anywhere in the world access to the exact formula to get faster, more explosive, and transform their game.
The Explosive Power Program was created.
Since offering the program, it’s been our most popular. With pros from over 20 leagues using it year round, high school players using it to develop the strength and power that actually translates to the ice, and hundreds of players in between using it to elevate their game.
Speed is the variable of success in today’s modern game. There’s boundless opportunities for players who have speed, and it all starts off the ice.
Built to make hockey players faster.
The Relentless Explosive Power Program is Strength & Conditioning program specifically designed for hockey players to develop more explosive power that translates to speed on the ice.
This proven 12-week training system has been used by hundreds of players at all levels to develop the physical attributes they need to thrive on the ice and the speed they need to take their game to the next level.
At Relentless, we build off-ice workouts for on-ice performance. Delivering the exact Strength & Conditioning hockey players need to start moving, performing, and playing better where it counts. We deliver the training that translates.
Create a mobile body with exercises that address structural imbalances & restrictions so that you feel & move better.
Develop truly elite strength, with an intense focus on creating the functional strength that translates on the ice.
Unlock the power that translates to explosive first steps, breakaway strides, to become more dynamic on ice.
Enhance the athleticism to thrive on-ice. With plyo, agility, and footwork drills we develop next-level speed.
The exact workout structure that elite hockey players are using to build their body.
No more fluff, randomness, or bodybuilding style workouts. This is training 2.0 - with full-body and integrative workouts designed to challenge every facet of your body with each workout including:
3 strategically designed phase to get you dialled in for progressive & consistent growth.
Maximizing your training demands strategic structure. The 12 Week Explosive Power is strategically designed with three distinct phases and weekly progressive workouts built to be continuously pushing you towards your training goals.
Hockey Players' bodies have a lot of dysfunction.
We're focused on reconstructing the body and improving movement and activation patterns to have you moving better than ever before.
Each week we're also developing foundational strength & athleticism so we rapidly develop functional strength & power in phase 2
Develop the elite strength & power that translates.
In Phase 2, we're focused on building off of foundations with both functional strength & the power that has a meaningful impact on the ice.
This phase is designed for players to develop the fast-twitch that immediately unlocks more power in their stride.
From the gym to the ice, it's time to translate your gains to where they matter most
In Phase 3, we take the strength & power we've built and add a layer of specificity to truly unlocked next level speed & on-performance.
The work in the gym truly shows up on the ice, going from good to great to dominant.
''I’ve always worked hard off the ice but having access to Relentless Hockey has taken my training to the next level. Getting faster was my top priority this off-season and this was the perfect game plan to get me where I wanted to be. Not only did workouts help me get stronger and more explosive, but the mobility/prehab work has me feeling fantastic. This is exactly what I needed!"
Relentless Hockey helped me to start truly training like an elite hockey player. I was working out, but never really thought it had any impact on my style of game. Only a couple weeks in & I was already skating more explosively and felt I added some power behind my shot. This was one of my most productive off-season’s ever & I’m feeling great going into next season!"
I've always been quick player, but I I knew that getting more explosive first steps & adding more power to my stride would have a huge impact on my game. The workouts Relentless Hockey was exactly what I needed! I showed up to training camp feeling in the best shape of my life, dominated fitness testing, and more importantly noticed a big impact on my stride on speed on the ice!
The Explosive Power program was created by Coach Kyle, Strength Coach & founder of Relentless Hockey.
Kyle has become one of the go-to authorities on hockey training and performance optimization for hockey players.
Kyle combined his education, playing experience, experience as a skills coach, and thousands of hours working with hockey players in the gym to refine relentless programs to be the ultimate training for on-ice performance. Since starting Relentless Hockey, Kyle and the team have worked with players in nearly every professional hockey league in the world from the NHL and KHL to across Europe – along with thousands of players from across the world.
Coach Kyle continues to improve and refine all of the Relentless Hockey programs while supporting players to maximize their training and start thriving on the ice.
If you’re serious about taking your game to the next level, it’s time to get dialed in with your training. The Relentless Explosive Power Program is the complete training system that delivers everything you need to eliminate guesswork from your training and get the exact game plan to develop elite speed.
Becoming an elite hockey player goes beyond just workouts, it's becoming relentless with getting better. That's why we've created all the resources you need to truly take your training, lifestyle, and performance to the next level.
The Relentless Explosive Power Program is the unrivaled Strength & Conditioning program that delivers Hockey Players the exact workouts they need to take their speed to the next level.
Speed is the variable of success for Hockey Players in today's game. To take your game to the next level, it's time to go all-in on developing the attributes that translate to explosive first steps, quicker feet, and a more powerful stride.
You’ll have instant access to:
- Your 12 week program (36 workouts) with both a digital version and printable tracking version.
+ The Elite Speed for Hockey guide with 20+ speed workouts.
+ The Relentless Anywhere guide with 20+ at home workouts.
+ The Complete Conditioning for Hockey Players guide with 25+ conditioning workouts.
+ The Relentless Mobility & Maintenance Manual with foam rolling, mobility, and active recovery protocols.
+ The Peak Performance Nutrition for Hockey guide with 50+ pages of nutritional guidelines including hydration, game day, body composition (losing/gaining weight), and supplements.
You’ll also get access to the support of our team and Coach Kyle along with any new upgrades or additions to the programs. We’re constantly looking to create new resources to help our players thrive, and once you’re in the Relentless community we truly want to fuel your success.
Many players can train on their own, but the truth is that random training creates random results. Success demands structure.
Relentless Hockey was built to take the guesswork out of hockey player’s training and give them the exact structure that’s been refined by thousands of players to be proven to translate to the ice.
Working with a Strength Coach that understands the specific needs of hockey players can cost upwards of $120 dollars per session or joining a 12 week group training program can easily cost over $3000.
With Relentless Hockey, you have access to the exact workouts that pros are paying thousands of dollars for.
Admittedly, a lot of these exercises will be new for a lot of athletes.
This isn’t just a classic bodybuilding style workout where you’ll see 3 sets of squats and lunges. Relentless programs are loaded with integrative exercises that challenge you with unconventional movements.
You’ll have a Youtube Playlist with demonstrations of each exercise in that days workout so that you’ll always know exactly what to do.
This program was designed to be performed with a super basic gym setup. We don't believe in big fancy gym setups or the latest equipment. This program includes: dumbbells, cables/bands, barbells, kettlebells, and mini-bands. For any exercise that may require a specialized piece of equipment (trapbar/landmine/etc.) we've included alternative exercises guide, but 95% of gyms will have exactly what you need.
Immediately after purchase you’ll have access to our members-only platform that contains all of your training programs and bonus resources. You’ll have lifetime access to this platform and will be able to come back any time to download your programs or get updated versions/new resources.
We stand by our programs 100%. That’s why we offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee. Having seen thousands of players train with Relentless, we know hockey players who truly invest in this program and their training get results. But if you start this program and it’s not for you, just contact our team within 30 days and we’ll send you a full refund.
This summer was super productive for me guys. I added some muscle, improved all my lifts/sprints, my body is feeling fantastic, but most importantly I’m feeling fantastic on the ice. This feels like the first year in a while I’m coming back to training camp having truly elevated my game and I owe a lot of thanks to you guys.
I was mid-pack at our pre-summer testing and literally was top 3 for every single test at training camp. All my coaches have commented on having an “extra gear” on the ice too.. I’m more explosive than I’ve ever been and can feel the impact on my game. So fired up heading into this season, thanks fellas!
This summer training with Relentless Hockey was everything I needed in my game. I crushed fitness testing and feel like I finally found that extra jump on the ice. I can’t wait to get into the season and send you guy some real on ice results!
No offense.. I’ve been a fan of you guys but I honestly didn’t think this program would be that impactful on my game. I bought it because I just wanted to have something to follow this summer, but WOW do I feel great. The mobility alone has me feeling 10x better and can’t describe it.. It just feels like each stride has more push and I’m winning more puck races. I think you guys might have undercharged on this for how valuable it's going to be in getting some bonuses this year!
6 weeks in and I can already feel it on the ice.. It feels like I turned up my speed attribute on chell or all the sudden unlocked speed boost. Workouts are sweet. Always a challenge, always something new. But the on-ice results are what matter and I’m feeling it already! Can’t wait for this season.
Hey Coach Kyle, can’t thank you enough for this program and the support this summer! I just made the Midget AAA team (I played AA last year) and the one thing the coach said was he noticed how much my speed had improved over the summer. Can’t thank you guys enough!