Here is a recent interview that I did with Made Hockey.
I wanted to write about something that I have seen happen over the last 5-10 years in the hockey training realm. Before I express my view, it’s important to note that I am a strength and conditioning coach. My work is primarily off the ice. I believe young hockey players are skating too much during […]
Here is a recent podcast that I did with my friend Matt Riley. It was a lot of fun to catch up with Matt and talk about hockey and strength and conditioning. https://padhockeytalk.blubrry.net/
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 […]