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6 AWESOME Nutrition Tips from Dr. Berardi

Today’s Thursday Throwback features 6 videos from Dr. John Berardi, the founder of Precision Nutrition. Dr. Berardi has been one of my go-to resources for nutrition information for the last 8 years. Not only does he stay on top of current research, but he’s the best in the industry at delivering nutrition information in a […]

April 17th, 2014 | Comments (0)
Matt Siniscalchi Squatting in Jorts

The Intern Ascension

Last week I wrote about a special opportunity for a young coach (or two) to gain a lot of quality experience working with the full spectrum of hockey players (See: Strength and Conditioning Internship), and have since gotten a lot of interest. In fact, one position has already been filled, so there’s only one left! […]

April 16th, 2014 | Comments (3)
Johnny Gaudreau

Johnny Hockey, Off-Season Training, Hockey Training Seminar?

It’s been an exciting few days for our staff at Endeavor, and for the hockey world in general. On Friday night, our long-time training client Johnny Gaudreau won the Hobey Baker Award, signed with the Calgary Flames, and was immediately shipped out to Vancouver to prepare for his first NHL game ever on Sunday. The […]

April 14th, 2014 | Comments (6)
Mexico Beach

5-Day Body Weight Muscle Building Challenge

Last week I assessed one of the junior players I’ve trained for the last 4 years at Endeavor. He came in to get his assessment taken care of, but then pointed out that he basically had a week before 3-days of tryouts and will be leaving immediately after to go to Mexico for a week, […]

April 9th, 2014 | Comments (0)
Hockey Training-Trap Bar Deadlift

Fundamental Lower Body Movement Patterns

In this week’s “Thursday Throwback”, I wanted to share another article from 2009 that highlights the progressive differences in fundamental lower body movement patterns and how force production from the involved musculature shifts as body angles change. This idea has been described using different terminology over the last several years, including Mike Boyle’s classification as […]

April 3rd, 2014 | Comments (2)
Angus Certified

Hockey and Performance Training Interview

Last week I had an opportunity to do an interview with Jeff Angus, which he posted on his site a few days later. Check out the interview here >> Hockey and Performance Training Interview In the interview, I covered a pretty wide range of topics, including: Common structural and functional limitations in ice hockey players, […]

March 31st, 2014 | Comments (0)
Endeavor Sports Performance

Strength and Conditioning Internship

With the Summer rapidly approaching, and a lot of our junior players already starting to trickle back in for assessments, the hockey off-season is officially upon us. The Summer is an extremely busy time for us at Endeavor, not only because we have 50+ elite hockey players training with us every day, but we also […]

March 27th, 2014 | Comments (1)
PRI Cervical-Cranio-Mandibular Restoration

PRI Cervical-Cranio-Mandibular Restoration Course Review

A few weeks ago, we were very fortunate to have an opportunity to host Ron Hruska teaching the Cervical-Cranio-Mandibular Restoration course at our training facility Endeavor Sports Performance in Pitman, NJ. Prior to this most recent course I had taken Myokinematic Restoration (twice), Postural Respiration (twice), Pelvis Restoration, Impingements & Instabilities (I&I), Advanced Integration, Postural-Visual […]

March 13th, 2014 | Comments (0)
Optimal Skating Stance

Skating Treadmill Program

Last week I got an email from a guy with a ton of hockey and teaching experience asking about skating treadmill protocols. I haven’t written much about skating treadmills. I stopped using the one at our old facility because I was working to get players to skate LESS in the off-season, especially in the first […]

March 11th, 2014 | Comments (0)
Alex Morgan

Layers of Program Individualization

One of the questions we receive most frequently from parents and coaches about our programs at Endeavor is “Is it sport-specific?” Hopefully, based on the discussions from last week, you recognize that there are a lot of things to consider when helping an athlete improve physically for their sport(s). If you missed the preceding posts, […]

March 9th, 2014 | Comments (0)