Some great new content up on HockeyStrengthandConditioning.com
-Video of the Week- “Corrections for Hip Extension Exercises” from
Mike Potenza- The position of skating causes the quad musculature
to become overworked and tight, as a result the Vastus Lateralis
can make hip external rotation common during some bent knee and
straight leg hip extension exercises. Here are some videos that
show how we correct exercise technique in San Jose to help
utilize the entire hamstring group properly.
-“Diversify Your Athletic Lifestyle” from Sean Skahan looks at why
it is important for young hockey players to be an athlete at
several sports. Developing skills and having fun playing other
sports can have a positive effect on any hockey player at any
-“In Season Training-Something is Better Than Nothing”- Mike Boyle:
Kind of a lousy title for an article but, it’s true. I often talk
to coaches who say “we don’t train in-season, we don’t have a
weightroom”. I think I have a simple, low cost solution.
-Also, Check out the Endeavor Hockey Assessment Form that Kevin
Neeld uses with all of his hockey players. They started
implementing this recently so they don’t have enough data to draw
any conclusions, but it should be interesting to see what
commonalities they observe after testing all of their off-season
players this Summer.
Any questions, let us know,
Kevin, Michael, Sean and Mike.