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
You will most likely want to start with doing each exercise just once. As you get stronger then you can increase the time intervals based on the levels listed above. Another variation would be to choose 3 exercises (instead of 10) and do them each 3 times. I hope that helps. Feel free to post more questions!
When you are logged in you can go to each exercise and you should have the option to save it into any of your saved practices on the upper left hand side of the page. Unfortunately, you cannot save an entire blog post into your off-ice section of the practice but this allows you to customize it for your team by only adding the exercises you want to include.
The other option would be to place the link to this blog post in the "notes" tab of the practice. I hope this helps!
How do I save this to my team off ice exercises?