I originally wrote this a few years ago. Looking back, I still feel the same. Today’s hockey players are becoming bigger, stronger, and faster while becoming more fit than they were in years past. In addition to young players participating in other sports, they are also participating in strength and conditioning programs either at their […]
I wrote this a while back and it was posted on StrengthCoach.com. I may post some others that aren’t on this site. The goals of the pre-season strength and conditioning phase for hockey are 1- To help prepare for the demands of training camp and 2- To bridge the gap between the off-season and in-season […]
I like to read books all the time- although I probably don’t read as much as others. Here are some of the books that I have read recently and have almost finished: The Five Minute Journal Tough to say that this is a book that I am reading but I did purchase it and do […]
Here is a link to a recent podcast that I did with Steve Breitenstein from TCBoost Sports Performance: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-speed-podcast/id1333698295?mt=2 I had fun participating. I hope you enjoy it!
This is another phase 1 exercise. I like this because it allows us to get shoulder and arm work done with one exercise versus performing dumbbell curls and shoulder presses individually. – The athlete is tall with their hips extended. – The arms must be long at the start of the curl and the wrists […]
This is phase 1/Accumulation phase exercise that we do for horizontal pressing. I’ve always like these because it allows us to get unilateral work in with dumbbells while also getting some shoulder stabilization work. Week 1 we will start with 8 reps each side and progress 2 reps each week. Ideally, we try to increase […]
We like to incorporate stretches to muscle groups that can be tight from prolonged sitting and simply playing the game of hockey. We will stretch within our strength training sessions to ensure that stretching doesn’t become an afterthought and to utilize the rest periods in between sets of strength training exercises. A muscle group that […]
I like to post these random thoughts that pop up in my head from time to time. Let me know what you think. -I’ve been using a 1×20 program with my athletes as a Post-Season/Transition phase for the past 3 years. Each off-season, I have found it to be a great re-introduction to the training […]
I like the random thought posts because it allows me to share what I am thinking when I sit down to write. I’ve been taking an active approach on social media (or more active approach). I’ve always felt that maybe my content stinks and no one will like it or maybe some would think that […]
Here is a short video that I did about Push Ups. I see many variations of push ups when I start working with youth athletes. Here are some methods that have worked to help push ups look better and get the full benefit of the exercise.