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What exercise can help improve my checking skill in ice hockey?

A specific exercise set to help improve checking skill is a standing cable chest press supersetted with plyometric push-ups. To effectively check an opponent, you need to have good core strength, stabilization, and power. The first exercise, the standing cable chest press, builds core strength in the standing position and the second exercise, plyometric push-ups, builds explosive upper-body power. For the standing cable chest press, use a cable column set at chest height. Engage the core by drawing-in the stomach and use a fast tempo to drive the cables out in a pressing motion. Perform 5 repetitions and then immediately follow that exercise with plyometic push-ups. Engage the core and then explosively perform a traditional push-up so your hands leave the ground. Perform 5-10 repetitions of this superset with 3 minutes rest between sets. By performing these two exercises as a superset you will increase your power and core strength used for checking.

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