Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 10/04/05 at 06:03 PM ET
An NHL player's workday consists of intense 45-second shifts. "Sometimes you get an opportunity in the first 10 seconds," says Flames winger Jarome Iginla, "but it could come at the end of your shift. If you're tired, you might miss your chance." That's why the 6'1", 208-pound Iginla, who had 41 goals in 2003-04, spent much of the NHL's 14-month hiatus following a workout meant to build speed, explosiveness and endurance. In the two-hour program, created by Rich Hesketh, Calgary's strength and conditioning coach, he works at maximum output in short bursts. Here's a look at five key exercises.
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