Feb 242012

Hi everyone, I hope you had a great week.  We are heading home from a very long, 16-day road trip.  The trip consisted of 8 games in 8 different cities.  Although it was 16 days, the time passes by pretty quickly especially when we played so frequently.

While I have been travelling, I haven’t been able to spend that much time on the computer.  With what is going on with our team right now, it seems like my brain and energy is focused on trying to help our guys be at their best so we can win.

I did get some time to check out the latest content additions at the HockeySc.com.

First up is Metabolic Circuit #2 by Darryl Nelson.  In this video, Darryl shows some different exercises done in a circuit like fashion.  What I like about this video is that it shows a large number of players working and doing the same exercises at once.  We use a variation of a plate circuit late in August with our players.  I think these are a great way to change things up a little and help create the team concept even better.  One thing you can also tell from the last exercise shown in the video is that the players are having fun.  I think having fun is a good thing during some aspects of a strength and conditioning program.

Next up is Mike Potenza’s Off-Season Pre-Camp Work Capacity Circuit.  In this program, Mike gives us a very detailed daily plan.  I really like how Mike sets this up.

Next up is my Kettlebell Swing video.  This is actually a clip of my new DVD, Kettlebell Lifting for Hockey.  In this clip, I talk about how I use the kettlebell swing in the programming of my athletes.  Then I show how we teach our players to do the swing properly.

Last is Eric Renaghan’s Help…I’ve strained my Groin, again. This is a great article that describes Eric’s and Mike Potenza’s philosophy and protocol for the prevention and treatment of groin strains.  This is very similar to the protocol that we follow with our team.  It is imperative that their is collaboration between the Strength and Conditioning Coach, Massage or Manual Therapist, and the Athletic Trainers.  This is a good piece.

When you log on to the site, please make sure that you check out the forum.  We have had some quality discussions on their recently.

Thanks for your continued support,

Sean Skahan

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