Monthly Archives: August 2011

In-Season Hockey Training

In-Season Hockey Training

Most of our off-season hockey players wrapped up their training last week. Most youth programs are getting started with camps in the next couple weeks. At this time of year, I get a ton of questions from players and parents about what they can do in-season to help maintain or continue progressing their physical development…. Read more

Muscle Imbalances Revealed: Upper Body

Muscle Imbalances Revealed: Upper Body

A few days back, I mentioned that I was working my way through a new collaborative resource called Muscle Imbalances Revealed: Upper Body (or MIRU for short) from Tony Gentilcore, Jeff Cubos, Dean Somerset and Rick Kaselj.   I was going to wait to write up a review on this as I still have a presentation… Read more

Speed Training Research

Speed Training Research

In the past, I’ve proposed that speed (both on and off the ice) comes down to force application. In other words, the more force you put into the ice, the faster you skate. This understanding is important because it helps athletes (and parents and coaches) that are ONLY interested in speed understand the importance of… Read more

Final Phase Rotational Power Exercise

Final Phase Rotational Power Exercise

We’re in the final phase of our off-season hockey training program at Endeavor Sports Performance, which means a lot of our players are starting to trickle back to their teams. It also means we’re at the final stage of exercise progressions for physical qualities like power, speed, and conditioning. From a programming standpoint, this is… Read more