Monthly Archives: February 2009

Explosive Power for Hockey Players

Explosive Power for Hockey Players

I’m cheating today, by stealing content from my colleague Kim McCullough.  I came across a couple videos she put together on hockey-specific speed and power training.  She primarily targets female hockey players, but I assure you that these drills are equally as effective for hockey players of both genders (I’ll speculate that Kim would agree… Read more

My Hips Don’t Lie

My Hips Don’t Lie

Yup-worst title ever, but it got you this far… In light of discussing hockey and soccer related groin pain for the last couple weeks, I thought I’d give a personal example that will help illustrate how some of the things we’ve talked about come together.  I’ve had off and on knee and hip problems on… Read more

Hip and Core Strength Prevent Groin Pain

Hip and Core Strength Prevent Groin Pain

An overly bold statement? Not in light of experimental and “in the trenches” experience.  Research has shown that adductor (groin) strains result from a strength imbalance between the hip adductors and hip abductors (or the muscles that pull the leg toward the midline vs those that pull it away from the midline).  There is also… Read more

NEVER Forget This!

NEVER Forget This!

Several years ago, Mike Boyle introduced me to this concept.  From time to time I get so caught up in my work that I forget to make time for anything else.  Rereading this often helps me remember those things that are truly important in life.  Hopefully it’ll do the same for you. Big Rocks “When… Read more