The Heiden Circuit is based off of a series of leg workouts that Eric Heiden used during his prime as one of the most accomplished Olympic Speed Skaters ever. Hockey players have also found a lot of success with these workouts and many of the pro, junior, and college players are using them today. These leg exercises are very specific to the athletic movements of the skating stride.
Below is a list of leg exercises that are associated with the Heiden Circuit. Each exercise has been compiled into the video above. To view the exercise individually just click on the name of the exercise.
To start, put on some good music and, select 4 to 6 exercises and start at Level 1. As time goes on and you build up your leg strength, you can add in more exercises and work your way up Level 2, 3 and 4.
- Level 1 - 30 seconds on / 45 seconds off
- Level 2 - 30 seconds on / 30 seconds off
- Level 3 - 45 seconds on / 60 seconds off
- Level 4 - 45 seconds on / 45 seconds off