Personal training programs for summer!

By Pablo Mendoza

Pablo Mendoza is an FIH Hockey Academy Educator and the owner of A Hockey World. Contact:

Personal training programs for summer and hockey: although in many places we are in the middle of winter time, it is always good to get ready for what comes next! The ladies of San Silvestre Sport from Peru, have been showing us small personal training programs to work on different aspects of your body condition.

These short videos combine 3 different core strength drills that will help you to be in better playing condition. In this occasion, this tutorial features the following routine:

1) 1 minute plank.


2) 30 side leg shuffles.


3) 30 front leg plank ladders.

Personal training programs 1 & 2:

You can check the 1st video by clicking click here.
You can check the 2nd video by clicking click here.

Working from a plank, which is pretty fundamental isometric drill, this body position will develop the strength of your body entirely. This will develop the core strength, it will improve your lower back and also will help you to develop the power of your shoulders and arms.

If you are asking yourself the question of how to make a proper plank, this is easy. Just put your body in a position as if you are getting ready to do a push-up. Proceed to bend your elbows to a 90 degrees position and leave your bodyweight on both forearms. The position of the shoulder should be in line and above the elbows while your back should be on a perfect straight line from head to toes (check the image below).

These routine should be repeated at least 3 times in order to start getting results. If you combine this session with the previous ones (check the links above), you should be able to work your hold body without the need of going to a gym.