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#1 Dimaline312000

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 06:44 PM

As many of you may know I play Sled Hockey which is Ice Hockey for disabled people. More specifically people with lower body injuries or deficits, such as Spida Bifida, Scoliosis and other Spinal Cord problems. I'm going into my 4 season on a team named the Grand Rapid Sled Wings. We are in a 5 Team League named the Mid-American Great Lakes Sled Hockey League. We play 5 Tournaments a year each team hosts a tournament from the Months of October through March and our National Disabled Festival is in April. The teams in our league are the Pittsburgh Mighty Penguins (which is a team sponsored by the NHL Pittsburgh Penguins), Ohio United ( a team comprised of a combo of teams from Cincy, Colum, and Cleve.) Fort Wayne/Turnstone Flyers, Michigan Sled Dogs (Fraser, Michigan) and the team I'm on the Grand Rapid Sled Wings. For the past few months this off-season I've decided that I'm going to try to Bulk Up and try to gain some Muscle for my Up-Coming season. I've been working out for 6 years but this summer I've really tried to up my Training and Gain some Muscle Weight and Mass. I've been taking vitamins and supplements to help the cause. Whey Protein, Creating, Glutamine and Branch-Chain Amino Acid. I am one of the few people on my team that can walk and use my lower body as most of my teammates are in a wheelchair. So I have a routine that I go through every week but being that my type of Hockey we use only our upper I've been concentrating on mostly my Upper Body; Arms, Shoulders Chest, Back, and Abs. As I've said that been using some supplements to help me out and I've noticed a few very good differences in using these products and how my preformance has been and I hope that it will translate on the ice this coming season. I try to lift as heavy as I can but due to my heart problems I can only lift a certain amount without causing anymore cardiovascular problems for myself. This thread is to discuss if you play hockey what you do to help get ready for your season so you can play the best you can play. Feel free to share workout-tips or Supplements that you use that have helped you or whatever. What do you do to help yourself get ready for another season of great Hockey action?? Please Share!!

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#2 Echolalia

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 07:26 PM

First of all that is totally awesome that you are on a sled hockey team, and that the Penguins sponsor the one team! You should update this post with your progress/results as the season progresses. It might be our only source of hockey entertainment if there is a lockout...
Anyway, I dont really have a lifestyle dedicated to being a good hockey player, it's just something I do on the side for fun. HavIng said that, I do lead a pretty active life as it is, so my cardio at least is usually in good shape. I play ice hockey year round, plus in the summers I do mountain biking, wakeboarding, waterskiing. I thInk my biggest prep for hockey would be the day of the game, just trying to eat healthy and balanced and load up on carbs before the game (and hopefully time it so I don't have to take a massive dump 5 minutes before puck-drop.)

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 07:54 PM

Physiotherapy currently for my pre season training. Then hockey on the 17 Wing Base hockey team, which is usually followed by more physiotherapy. Next year I will probably be playing sledge hockey with you if my rash of injuries doesn't stop. Sledge hockey looks like a blast. best of luck in your league Dimaline.

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 11:20 PM

I play in a league with mostly guys that played in high school and some college. Hard to get ice time here so we are goin to be looking to travel a little this year. Not ultra competitive but it's what most o us do to help stay in shape. Personally, I run about 2 miles a day and that's really about it. I always eat whatever I generally like, just small portions is key for me. And always stay away from sugar, salt, and fats. Can't stress that enough! No sugars, salts, or fats. I keep it simple.

And btw, the sled hockey sounds intense! I like it!

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 12:20 AM

Man I love the team name, the Sled Wings, brilliant. :lol:

I'm an avid fantasy hockey player, so part of my pre-season routine is to draft my teams or prospects for the year. Once i'm done with this I start to get excited for hockey, i'm a pretty big baseball fan so the wait between seasons isn't so bad.

I always take my vacation from work the week hockey starts, so I get to watch most of the games as I normally work nights.

As far as playing hockey, I did play in High School, 3 seasons as a Defensemen and 1 season as Goalie. I played quite a bit more with friends once I graduated, but I haven't played in a few years now. It's something i'd like to get back into eventually but Atlanta isn't exactly a hockey city and I literally know no one down here that knows how to play.

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 01:36 PM

Thanks for all the sharing and kind words, Keep up the sharing I love hearing about it. I will definetly be keeping everyone posted on how things go this season. It is a very fun way to play the sport of hockey and yes it is very intense we have all the same rules as the NHL or any other regular Hockey League the only added rule we have is we can't T-Bone other players. Which basically means we can take the front end of our sleds and crash it into the side of another players sled thus making like a T-Shape we do get a Penalty for that becasue it can severly injure a player. It's great to hear that some of you play or have played the sport of Hockey and enjoyed it. Hopefully more people on here will see this thread and share. Our team is always looking for more players young or old. Our Junior team takes kids as young as 6 and our adult team really doesn't have an age limit, obviously to be on our adult team you need to be 18 but we have phased in a few Juniors that were 16 or 17 that are allowed to play on both our Junior and Adult Teams unless they are on a USA Hockey Sled Team than they must play just on the Adult team. I definetly enjoy working out and trying to stay in shape and being the best I can be for playing hockey but it's not always easy. I don't have much problem staying away from Sugur or Fat it's the Salt that's my down-fall. I work at McDonalds and as we all know that place is like Diet Kryptonite but I'm proud to say I've been working there since November and have not picked up any extra pounds that I haven't shedded off right away. Please keep sharing it's great to hear and discuss what you do as far as playing hockey and getting ready to play hockey!!

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 03:48 PM

As many of you may know I play Sled Hockey which is Ice Hockey for disabled people. More specifically people with lower body injuries or deficits, such as Spida Bifida, Scoliosis and other Spinal Cord problems. I'm going into my 4 season on a team named the Grand Rapid Sled Wings. We are in a 5 Team League named the Mid-American Great Lakes Sled Hockey League. We play 5 Tournaments a year each team hosts a tournament from the Months of October through March and our National Disabled Festival is in April. The teams in our league are the Pittsburgh Mighty Penguins (which is a team sponsored by the NHL Pittsburgh Penguins), Ohio United ( a team comprised of a combo of teams from Cincy, Colum, and Cleve.) Fort Wayne/Turnstone Flyers, Michigan Sled Dogs (Fraser, Michigan) and the team I'm on the Grand Rapid Sled Wings. For the past few months this off-season I've decided that I'm going to try to Bulk Up and try to gain some Muscle for my Up-Coming season. I've been working out for 6 years but this summer I've really tried to up my Training and Gain some Muscle Weight and Mass. I've been taking vitamins and supplements to help the cause. Whey Protein, Creating, Glutamine and Branch-Chain Amino Acid. I am one of the few people on my team that can walk and use my lower body as most of my teammates are in a wheelchair. So I have a routine that I go through every week but being that my type of Hockey we use only our upper I've been concentrating on mostly my Upper Body; Arms, Shoulders Chest, Back, and Abs. As I've said that been using some supplements to help me out and I've noticed a few very good differences in using these products and how my preformance has been and I hope that it will translate on the ice this coming season. I try to lift as heavy as I can but due to my heart problems I can only lift a certain amount without causing anymore cardiovascular problems for myself. This thread is to discuss if you play hockey what you do to help get ready for your season so you can play the best you can play. Feel free to share workout-tips or Supplements that you use that have helped you or whatever. What do you do to help yourself get ready for another season of great Hockey action?? Please Share!!


what a great post!!!

I own a sports conditioning and personal training company in Florida and would be more than happy to share my 2 cents.

Shoot me over an email at
yourfitnessfuture@gmail.com

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 04:18 PM

Thanks I'll do that I need some work-out advice!!





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