Posted by: 4pack | June 26, 2009

“Ideal Shape” Profile: NHL Hockey Defenseman Chris Chelios, 47, Maintains Incredible Fitness Through Diet And Fitness Regimen

 

Chris Chelios, pictured at right with his son and Wayne Gretsky, is a hockey defenseman, and at 45 years old, he is now the oldest player in the league. His age doesn’t mean that he can’t handle the physical intensity of high-level hockey, however. He’s proven numerous times that he’s more than capable of keeping up with the younger athletes he teams up with, demonstrating that age does not need to be a limiting factor.

Chris Chelios, pictured at right with his son and Wayne Gretsky, is a hockey defenseman, and at 45 years old, he is now the oldest player in the league. His age doesn’t mean that he can’t handle the physical intensity of high-level hockey, however. He’s proven numerous times that he’s more than capable of keeping up with the younger athletes he teams up with, demonstrating that age does not need to be a limiting factor.

 

T.R. GOODMAN IS THE TRAINER FOR CHRIS CHELIOS AND ANSWERS TWO GREAT QUESTIONS: BEST FOOD TO HAVE IN YOUR DIET AND WHAT IS BEST EXERCISE…..

What food should every person have in their diet?
That’s a tough question, but I’d have to go with a quality, “clean” protein [such as eggs if you are able to eat them], a good, low-glycemic carbohydrate, and then finally, an essential fat.

What is your favorite exercise?
Dumbbell deadlifts.

Any particular reason for dumbbell deadlifts versus barbell deadlifts?
I like them better because it’s not as easy to overcompensate for a weak side as you would if you were using the barbell.

Without a doubt, part of this ability is due to his personal trainer, T.R. Goodman. T.R. Goodman works with more than 25 NHL players each summer, teaching them his untraditional methods of physical training at his Pro Camp. A critical aspect of his training is that of periodization. When T.R. designed the Chris Chelios workout, he did not make room for the same workout day after day. Rather, he incorporated all three aspects of fitness ability into the Chris Chelios workout: muscular endurance, muscular strength and high performance. By doing this, he ensured that the program would both hit all of Chris Chelios’ core skills and prevent overtraining or injuries.

In regard to injuries, one of T.R. Goodman’s main objectives is to get Chris into what he refers to as “bulletproof” shape. This means that the only way he could get injured is from an incidental event, such as a puck to the back of the hamstrings. By focusing more on ability and strength and less on body aesthetics, T.R. helped to build a workout that really optimizes Chris Chelios’ playing ability.

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