Kevin Neeld — Hockey Training, Sports Performance, & Sports Science
Nervous Training, Extreme Power

Nervous Training, Extreme Power

Recently I’ve read a few articles and forum discussions that have left me with that “I’m not mad, I’m just disappointed” feeling.  Despite writing about this a few times already, it seems that people still do not understand the difference between muscle recruitment and muscle activation. Recruitment refers to the beginning of force production from… Read more

Preventing Staleness

Preventing Staleness

Throwing weights around is one of my favorite things to do.  Physically, no matter how strenuous the training, I always feel better after than I did before.  Mentally, I find it to be a great time to forget about all the other stressors of daily life. But as much as I’m a weight-lifting enthusiast, I’m… Read more

The Psychology of Supplement Use

The Psychology of Supplement Use

I hope you all had a great 4th of July.  I had a lot of fun out in Denver, but am glad to be back on the east coast. One of the primary issues I get questioned about is supplement use. Should I take supplements? What supplement should I take: protein, creatine, etc? What brand… Read more

The Importance of Squatting

The Importance of Squatting

Recently there’s been a debate among fitness professionals about whether or not back squatting is necessary.  The “functional” people may have you believe only single leg work is necessary.  The “old school” people or those with backgrounds in powerlifting and olympic lifting won’t listen to a word about cutting squats out of a program.  Depending… Read more

Why just be fat

Why just be fat

Why just be fat…. When you can be fat AND uncomfortable?? This is a rhetorical question that I pose to everyone that performs hundreds of crunches and sit-ups to improve the aesthetic appeal of their midsection. The sorer the better, right?? WRONG! Research has been good to us in this area-Spot reduction is not possible!… Read more

Kevin Neeld

Kevin Neeld Knows Hockey

Kevin has rapidly established himself as a leader in the field of physical preparation and sports science for ice hockey. He is currently the Head Performance Coach for the Boston Bruins, where he oversees all aspects of designing and implementing the team’s performance training program, as well as monitoring the players’ performance, workload and recovery. Prior to Boston, Kevin spent 2 years as an Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach for the San Jose Sharks after serving as the Director of Performance at Endeavor Sports Performance in Pitman, NJ. He also spent 5 years as a Strength and Conditioning Coach with USA Hockey’s Women’s Olympic Hockey Team, and has been an invited speaker at conferences hosted by the NHL, NSCA, and USA Hockey.