Cybex and the NHL — Fit for Hockey



The NHL selected Cybex to be the league’s Preferred Fitness Equipment. They chose Cybex because the physical demands of hockey require players to perform at peak levels, and training on equipment that can both simulate and tolerate these grueling conditions is essential. Below are some of the reasons NHL players are among the most fit players in pro sports. NHL

A National Hockey League (NHL) game lasts sixty minutes.
The NHL season lasts an exhausting 82 games—and players sometimes play in as many as four games in a single week.
The average player carries 15 pounds worth of equipment during games.
The typical hockey player stands 6’1’’ tall and weighs a lean 200 pounds, with a fat level of under 10 percent.
The typical NHL player skates up to 5 miles per game—or 410 miles in just one season.
NHL players have to stop on a dime or accelerate to speeds up to 30 mph.
At the same time, they have to dodge other players, weighing up to 250 pounds, who are pushing them, checking them and trying to knock them to the ice.
At 200 pounds moving at 30 miles per hour, a hockey player hits with over 20 newtons of force.
A 60-minute game of hockey is often equated with an hour of interval training, with two breaks for the end of periods. Interval training has been shown to burn more calories than other traditional training methods.
A 200 pound athlete who plays hockey for one hour will burn 700 calories, whereas that same athlete will only burn 540 calories playing basketball and 660 playing football.

The NHL selected Cybex as the Preferred Fitness Equipment of the League – because of the indispensable advantage in training possibilities. The Cybex advantage means equipment that can stand up to the player’s demands; like the Arc Trainer's adaptive power training program, or the 750 Bikes isokinetic mode – these are training possibilities for the serious athlete. Similarly the Cybex Eagle line is a performance strength line built on exhaustive research in human biomechanics and sports medicine, designed to meet the training goals for the most sophisticated users.