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Analyzing the Skating Stride: Physical Barriers

Last week I broke down the skating technique of a youth hockey player. If you missed that post, you can check it out here: Analyzing the Skating Stride The main focus on that post was on identifying on-ice technique flaws, and following up with a few basic tips on how he could try to make […]

November 25th, 2014 | Comments (1)
The Lab Training Center

The secret to getting the most out of your athletes

Today I have a guest post from my friend Andreas Wochtl. Andreas has been a great resource for me since we reconnected a few years ago, as he’s not only a dedicated student of hockey development, but he brings an interesting perspective having split his youth hockey years playing in Sweden and the US. If […]

November 24th, 2014 | Comments (1)
Let's Play Hockey

Is failure the key to success?

This morning I came across an article from Josh Levine at Let’s Play Hockey that I wanted to share with you. I’ve enjoyed reading Josh’s articles in the past, and think he hit the nail on the head with this one. It seems, in the interest of constantly pursuing “better opportunities” for their kids, parents […]

November 21st, 2014 | Comments (0)
Supplement Goals Reference Guide

NO XPLODE Exposed

Today’s Thursday Throwback takes us back to 2011 and provides an inside look at what used to be a very popular supplement. Aside from the specific supplement referenced here, there are two big takeaways from this post that you should apply to ALL supplement choices: 1) It’s important to familiarize yourself with the brand. Because […]

November 20th, 2014 | Comments (4)
Crossover Skating Stride

Analyzing the Skating Stride

A couple weeks ago I got an email from a youth player asking me to analyze his skating stride. He felt, and I agree, that he was leaving some “free speed” on the table by now optimizing his stride pattern. You can watch the videos of his skating below: You can also see these here: […]

November 19th, 2014 | Comments (0)
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Making an Impact

Today I wanted to share a pretty cool story with you. Over the Summer, Emily and I bought our first house together. It was something we’d talked about doing at some point in the future, but the process from starting to look to closing happened FAST. Like 6 weeks fast. Holding each other up after […]

November 17th, 2014 | Comments (3)
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Stuff You Should Read

I don’t know what it is, but I’ve had a lot of fun at work this week. Even more than usual! Tuesday morning I woke up to learn that Kelvin Benjamin’s two late TDs gave me a 1 point victory over Devan McConnell in Fantasy Football, officially moving NaFolesean Dynamite over Taco Corp in the […]

November 14th, 2014 | Comments (0)
Terrible Push-Up

Shoulder Pain with Pressing Exercises

Today’s Thursday Throwback is one of my most popular posts ever. This post gained traction quickly as it discusses the largest underlying factor in why so many athletes and lifters alike get shoulder pain while benching and doing other pressing exercises. Since this post was first published over 3 years ago, I’ve continued to emphasize […]

November 12th, 2014 | Comments (12)
Roll Your Eyes

This may be why you’re not playing…

A few years ago I had a really interesting conversation with one of our D1 hockey players at Endeavor. It was his first Summer with us so I didn’t know much about him, but the report I got was that his coaches felt he was extremely skilled, but too fat, slow, and lazy to contribute […]

November 11th, 2014 | Comments (1)
Slow and Steady

Sports Nutrition Tip: Slow and Steady Wins the Race

Today I have another awesome sports nutrition tip from Brian St. Pierre, who authored the Nutrition Guide for my new program Ultimate Hockey Transformation. Enjoy! – KN Tip #2: Slow and Steady Wins the Race Have you ever missed out on accomplishing a goal or task because you were overwhelmed? Maybe you had too much […]

November 10th, 2014 | Comments (0)