Locking Out The Stride Leg – at home hockey training tips

Today we will build on last weeks training tip on the lower body configuration called the “stride formation release” , the player shown below shoots left-handed, so the left leg goes back and the majority of the weight gets transferred to the right leg. 

As we discussed last week this is called a “stride formation release” because it looks like a skating stride. In the photo below we are focusing on the stride leg (highlighted in red) being “locked out” at the knee allowing the leg to be almost straight. This activates all the muscles of the leg and the glute to provide more power to the shot. Note that the leg the weight gets transferred to (right leg in this case) is bent at the knee so the player stays low to provide stability and balance

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