Kevin Neeld — Hockey Training, Sports Performance, & Sports Science
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

Why you hurt

Why you hurt

Since a lot of my background is in injury prevention, I get questions all the time about preventing and rehabbing injuries, as well as the “when I do this, this hurts” questions.  The two most common ones: 1) My shoulder hurts after I bench 2)  My low back hurts after I deadlift Both are extremely… Read more

The Secret to Successful Sports Training (over a dozen videos inside!)

The Secret to Successful Sports Training (over a dozen videos inside!)

Do you think all athletes should train the same? Before answering that question, think about differences in the power, speed, strength, range of motion, coordination and conditioning demands of the sport and various positions within a sport. The key to successful training is specificity. I’m a hockey guy so I’ll use that as an example…. 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.