4 Muscles to Build to Improve your Shot

Dustin Donathan

Dustin Donathan has his MS degree in Kinesiology. Dustin is currently a head varsity coach as well as a skills development coach for NCAA and pro hockey athletes.

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All these muscles have to work together in order to have the most success in improving your shooting technique and power.
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Players do repetition after repetition of shooting, either in their garage or on the ice. This repetition is huge to having success, but what if I told you there are a few things you can do that would improve your shot immensely? We all know the mechanics of the shot: push your bottom hand down and through the shot, pull the top hand toward your chest, then drive to the net with your body. But, there is so much more to it than just that. Understanding the muscles involved in the shot can help you develop your shot so much more.

While there are so many muscles involved in shooting, I will only be discussing the major muscles involved that give the most power. I’ve included videos on techniques to use during workouts to strengthen each of the muscles.

All these muscles have to work together in order to have the most success in improving your shooting technique and power . . .

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