Oct 212011

We had another good week here at HockeySC.com.

Here is what we have added at HockeySC since my last update:

First up was Mike Potenza’s Frontal Plane Core Exercises.  This is the video of the week from last week.  In this video, Mike shows 3 good frontal plane core exercises that he uses with medicine balls and dumbbells.

Next up was my own Off-Season 2011, Phase 2 Strength Training program.  This is what I used this past summer with my hockey players.  This phase is highlighted by complex training methods where we are pairing strength exercises with explosive exercises.  I’ve actually been programming this phase for the last 4-5 off-seasons.  I see absolutely no reason why to change this.  I really like our results from this phase.

We re-posted the 1962 training camp letter from the Toronto Maple Leafs.  This is an actual letter from the Toronto Maple Leafs to a player during the off-season that has been copied and circulating around for a while now.  It is amazing how far we have come, but yet, this shows that players were required to come into camp in ok shape.  This is a must-read.  I’ve actually posted this on the wall in my weight room for all of our players to see and get a laugh.

The video of the week is Darryl Nelson’s Mini Bands.  Darryl shows us some really good exercises to use with the mini bands.  I really like the upper body drills.  I am guilty sometimes of thinking that the mini bands are just for the legs.  Great practical video from Darryl here.

Our Youth Training video is the Reach Roll and Lift by Kevin Neeld.  This is actually a terrific exercise that I have gotten away from.  It is still one of the best lower trap exercises.   I think a lot of people would benefit from this one- not just hockey players.  Great post from Kevin.

That is it for the week.  If you haven’t noticed, there have been 3-4 content additions every week recently at Hockeysc.com.  As a staff, we are doing our best to make this the best hockey strength and conditioning site.  It is amazing to look at how much information is on the site.  If you aren’t a member, you can try it for 7 days for just 1$ per day.

Have a great weekend!

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