Rod Brind'Amour Workout
Retired Center, Carolina Hurricanes
6'1", 205 lbs.
Have you ever seen a hockey player look
the way he does? His periodization and
hypertrophy training has really helped him
achieve this look.
Brind'Amour often does a routine of periodization in which he does a "Get Big" Hypertrophy training phase for 4 weeks followed by a "Get Strong" Maximal Strength training phase for 6 weeks, and then a "Get Fast" Power training for 4 weeks. This type of variation keeps his body guessing and allows him to enhance all aspects of his performance abilities. Research has actually confirmed that doing periodization routines have the ability to produce significantly better results than straight set training or normal progression type training. No wonder why Brind'Amour has that legendary physique!
During his latter years, Brind'Amour focused less on weights and more on conditioning and cardio. "Everybody looks for the secret, but it's just hard work. I've not found the fountain of youth, but I'm all ears if someone has", says Brind'Amour. As your body ages, it's not as necessary to focus on heavy weight lifting. Your heart is a muscle and it is only more critical to train it as you age, something Brind'Amour obviously realizes. Not to mention, it's ultimately the cardio and conditioning that helps you succeed in hockey, not so much how strong you are.
If you are an athlete and want to improve in your sport, you must follow a precise strength training, conditioning, and nutrition program. MP45 is a step-by-step athlete workout program that walks you through exactly what to do to excel as an athlete. This is the type of training and nutrition followed by many of the world's top professional athletes.
"In talking to trainers in various sports, I'd suggest that Rod's fitness level and dedication would rival any athlete in any pro sport," Peter Friesen, the Hurricanes' strength and conditioning coach, said. "Usually, someone's really strong, they have great endurance or good flexibility, but not in one parcel. Rod has the whole package. I don't see many people who have his drive and desire, day in and day out. He approaches his workout with the same tenacity, whether he's healthy or injured."
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