In my opinion, RPR works and it isn’t going anywhere. To me, it makes too much sense to do it especially when the results are so obvious to the athlete and the coach. I wrote about it previously here.
I think hockey parents in general should sometimes take a deep breath and relax (myself included). The reality is that there is a good chance that your son or daughter won’t play professional hockey. So, enjoy the ride and encourage them to have fun and improve every day. I try to read this before every season- My simple rules for hockey parents everywhere.
Sports technology is moving fast. The key is to figure out what works for your situation. How can you best apply technology to what you are already doing? I am all for new advancements as long as it helps the athletes and team. I still think the coach’s eye and ability to communicate appropriately is more important. Know what you are doing and what you want to get out of your tools.
Does anyone else get confused with PRI?
Cold showers in the morning are awesome. Read about Wim Hoff and his methods.
All of the breathing information is pretty neat. Whether it is for parasympathetic shift, creating stability, or “stretching”, the act of breathing is something that’s been taken for granted for a long time.