Jan 082013


Hi Everyone

Happy new year from all of us at HockeyStrengthandConditioning.com!

Sunday was a great day as the world woke up to the news that the NHL lockout was going to end.  I can’t wait to get going because its going to be a great season.

We are also looking forward to a great 2013 here at the site.  We are looking forward to many positive additions.

Recently, here is what we have added:


Youth Training by Darryl Nelson

Explosive Lifting for Hockey by me

We also added some classic research/review papers:

Physiology of Ice Hockey by David Montgomery

Applied Physiology of Ice Hockey by Michael Cox


Teaching the 1-Leg SLDL by Matt Siniscalchi

1-Arm Rotational Row by Mike Potenza

Double Kettlebell Swing by me

2-Arm DB Snatch by Darryl Nelson


Escalating Density Training by Mike Potenza

We have also had some good discussions going on the forum such as an interesting one on PRI.

Thanks for the continued support.  See you at the rink!

Jan 022013

I like to write a post at the beginning of every year about goal setting. Why? Because I think goal setting works.   Brian Tracy, a self-improvement expert, talks about the power of setting in goals in many of his books including Goals!: How to Get Everything You Want — Faster Than You Ever Thought Possible.  His advice is simple and it is not that hard to do.

Tracy says to write down 10 specific goals every day in the present tense like you have already accomplished them.  For example, “I weigh 185 pounds” vs. “I will lose weight”.  Write your 10 goals down every day for 30 days straight.  When you write down your goals, then come up with a plan for each of them to be accomplished, then take action, you will have a really good chance of completing them.  At the end of the 30 days, you will be amazed and you will also note the positive changes in your life.

Although it may sound a little cheesy and far-fetched, I really believe in this method and it only takes 5 minutes per day.

Here is my post from last year- Goal Setting.