What can I do in the gym to get a harder shot?
What exercises are best for hockey players to improve their shot?
How do I improve my shot power?
We get this question constantly, and justifiably so - an Ovechkin one-timer or Shea Weber slapshot is an impressive feat of strength and power.
Whether it's a quick snapshot off the rush or a full slapshot from the point, elite shooters have a highly refined motor pattern that allows them to utilize their power to generate an insane amount of force into the ice.
While a huge part of developing a harder shot is refining your shot technique, improving the strength & power of the kinetic chains used to generate that force should be a focus for hockey players in the gym.
In this video we look at some of our favourite exercises that hockey players can use to specifically develop a more powerful shot!