Monthly Archives: July 2009

Hockey is THE MOST Demanding Sport

Hockey is THE MOST Demanding Sport

Hockey is by far the most physically demanding sport out there. If you’re an athlete/coach of another sport, here me out before you send me hate mail. I DON’T mean hockey players need the highest level of anaerobic or aerobic conditioning. I DON’T mean that hockey players need to be the strongest. I DON’T mean… Read more

Hockey Training Until You Puke!

Hockey Training Until You Puke!

At Endeavor Fitness, our Summer Hockey Training Programs just started. One of the kids in my Pro Hockey Group, that I have Monday-Thursday for 2 hours, felt lightheaded and sick about 90 minutes into the 2nd training session of the first week. This is somewhat common as deconditioned athletes jump back into intense regimented training…. Read more

Frustrated With The Hockey Training Mentality

Frustrated With The Hockey Training Mentality

One of the reasons that I like training hockey players is that they’ll do whatever it takes to take their game to the next level. As a general statement, the only other athletes I’ve ever worked with that share that kind of work ethic and drive are rowers. Especially with kids, though, it seems like… Read more

Hockey Player Plague: Sports Hernias and “Groin” Strains

Hockey Player Plague: Sports Hernias and “Groin” Strains

One of main topics of the Boston Hockey Summit was the growing problem of sports hernias and “groin” strains within the sport of ice hockey. These injuries are affecting an increasing number of high-level hockey players. I wrote Dissecting the Sports Hernia last summer for StrengthCoach.com outlining some of the research on the topic. The… Read more