May 272011

I am looking forward to the Stanley Cup finals to start next Wednesday. The fan in me wants it to be a Boston vs. Vancouver matchup, but you can’t count out Tampa Bay. Game 7 in Boston Friday night should be a really good game.
We had a great week of content added to

David Lasnier added Hockey Off-Season Periodization. David has added some good articles to the site recently. He gives a good perspective on some periodization models in this article.

Next up was Mike Potenza’s Playoff Training Model. What I like about this article is that the Sharks know how to get it done in the playoffs. They have been to the western conference finals during the last 2 playoff seasons. This article obviously comes from legit hands on experience from Mike.
The video of the week is also from Mike and it is Roller-Static Stretching Combos. These are some really good easy to do but important stretches and rolls that can be done as part of warm up and post-workout.
A New Look at Rotator Cuff Training is a really good piece from Kevin. Kevin gives some examples through video and explanation of some really good shoulder stability exercises. We have actually been doing more farmers walks, and kettlebell overhead and bottoms up walks.

I am beginning to think that some of the isolated rotator cuff exercises with bands and maybe even the YTWL’s are going to become a thing of the past in our program in favor of more work with the kettlebells.

Have a great Memorial Day weekend!
Thanks for your support,
Sean, Mike, Anthony, Kevin, and Darryl

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