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Incorporating Marsblades into Your Off-Season Routine BOOST YOUR GAME!

by Jeff Potter 28 May 2023

Marsblade is a patented rollerblade chassis system that is designed to simulate the feeling of ice skating. Some of the benefits of using Marsblade for summer hockey training include:

  1. Improved Skating Technique: The Marsblade system allows hockey players to simulate the movements and balance required for ice skating, which can help improve their skating technique during the off-season. The unique rocker design of the Marsblade also helps players to develop a more natural stride, allowing them to generate more speed and power on the ice.

  2. Enhanced Balance and Stability: Rollerblading on the Marsblade requires a greater level of balance and stability compared to traditional inline skates, which can help players to develop greater core strength and stability. This can translate to improved on-ice performance, as players will be better equipped to maintain their balance and position in high-pressure game situations.

  3. Increased Endurance: Rollerblading on the Marsblade is a great way to increase endurance during the off-season. The added resistance provided by the Marsblade system can help to build strength and endurance in the legs and core, allowing players to maintain a high level of performance for longer periods of time on the ice.

  4. Low-Impact Training: Rollerblading on the Marsblade is a low-impact form of training that puts less stress on the joints compared to other forms of off-ice training, such as running or plyometrics. This makes it an ideal training method for players who want to maintain their fitness during the off-season without risking injury.

Overall, the Marsblade system is a great tool for summer hockey training, providing players with an effective way to improve their skating technique, balance and stability, endurance, and overall fitness, all while reducing the risk of injury. All without worrying about ice time!

When designing your summer training program it is important to set clear goals for what you want to achieve. This will help you stay motivated and focused as you work towards your training objectives. Once you have your goals in mind, create a training plan that includes specific workouts and exercises that you will do on the Marsblade. This can include interval training, endurance training, or drills that focus on specific skating skills.

Choosing outdoor training options in the summer can offer additional benefits that indoor workouts don't for hockey players. Training outdoors exposes hockey players to a variety of natural elements such as sunlight, wind, and temperature changes. This exposure can help improve overall physical conditioning, enhance cardiovascular health, and strengthen the immune system. Plus you can get a boost of vitamin D training outside in the sunlight, which plays a critical role in bone health, muscle function, and overall well-being. 

Being outdoors in natural environments has been shown to have positive effects on mental health, including reducing stress and improving mood. This can translate to better focus and performance on the ice. The uneven terrain  challenges their agility and balance when training outdoors helping to develop the muscles and neural pathways needed for quick, agile movements on the ice.


Once your have outlined your program its time to schedule your training. Look at your calendar and find times that work best for you to incorporate Marsblade training into your schedule. Having variety in your summer program is encouraged to keep your training sessions interesting and challenging. This will help you stay engaged and motivated, and will also help you develop a well-rounded set of skills.

Finally consistency is key when it comes to training. Try to stick to your schedule as much as possible, and don't skip training sessions unless it's absolutely necessary. This will help you make progress towards your goals and develop good habits that will carry over into the regular season.

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