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Chris Chelios's Hour of Power
Lisa Altobelli
September 17, 2007
Sixty minutes—no rest—keep the NHL star young
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September 17, 2007

Chris Chelios's Hour Of Power

Sixty minutes—no rest—keep the NHL star young

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FORTY-FIVE-YEAR-OLD Red Wings defenseman Chris Chelios came to training camp this week as the NHL's oldest player, but, says his trainer T.R. Goodman, "he has the body of a 30-year-old." This summer, six days a week, Chelios hit Gold's Gym in Venice Beach, Calif., where Goodman, a former college hockey player, trains more than 20 NHL players. Goodman's hourlong workouts include no rest between sets and emphasize correct form. On his strength-building day, Chelios does seven exercises—those here as well as lateral raises and lunges (go to—repeated continuously in sequence until the hour is up.

With right leg back, bend left leg, lower chest to knee. Grip 45-pound dumbbell in right hand and raise until elbow is at back level. Eight reps each arm. FOR: primarily lats.

Bend at waist, head up, knees slightly bent. Grip 35-pound dumbbells with palms facing in. Straighten completely. Repeat. Eight reps. FOR: lower back, hamstrings, calves, glutes.

Lie on bench, grip 45-pound dumbbells in each hand. Begin with arms bent at either side of chest. Extend arms, then lower to sides of chest. Eight reps. FOR: chest, shoulders.

Hands shoulder width apart, grip 20-pound bar, with 35-pound plates on each end. Press bar until arms are extended. Lower to upper chest. Eight reps. FOR: primarily triceps.