I am currently in the middle of my offseason, and I have a question to put to Charlie and others in regards to the remaining portions of my summer training. I currently have two days in which I do speed/weights, and a day for speed repeatability(as well as two to three tempo days depending on work commitments).
My question is in regards to exercise selection for the second weight day. On the first day, I front squat and then do push presses alternated with pull-ups. On the second day, I was doing deadlifts then bench presses; however, I find myself getting worn out from the deadlifts. My question is, should the lift I choose to replace the deadlifts be a hip dominant lift such as the power clean or pull, or can I use a second squat day(back squat), and rely on my speed work to take care of the hip extension component?
I should also add that I work at an arena currently so getting on to the ice regularly is not a problem for me. So with the volume of skating and speedwork I am able to do, should I just focus on limit strength with squats in the gym and not be concerned about balancing knee and hip dominant lifts? I would appreciate any thoughts on this from all of you regular hockey posters. I will thank you all in advance and I look forward to hearing your response