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Ultrasound Body Composition System

With every component of our programs at Endeavor, I always ask myself “can we do it better?”   With this in mind, I’m constantly looking for new methods or tools to improve our assessment and training process, and when I have time to test things out a bit (and they pan out), I want to […]

October 21st, 2014 | Comments (0)
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Tracking Heart Rate in a Team Setting

Using heart rate and heart rate variability to both track and govern physiological responses to training is a hot topic right now. While heart rate monitors have been around for a while, advances in software & technology have made their use much more accessible in recent years, especially in team settings. As with anything new, […]

October 20th, 2014 | Comments (3)
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Hilary Knight makes NHL Debut

I just came across a great article/video on Hilary Knight (US Olympic Team) skating with the Anaheim Ducks a few weeks ago. Photo from Ducks.NHL.com Things like this are great for the sport. If you’re a player or coach, I’d encourage you to take a few minutes to check this out. One of the things […]

October 17th, 2014 | Comments (0)
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Doctors vs. Strength Coaches: A Difference in Perspective

Today’s Thursday Throwback touches on a concept that I think about a lot. Since I wrote this in 2010, I’ve worked closely with several medical and rehabilitation professionals, and it’s always interesting to view the situation through their eyes. Strength coaches often scoff at doctor’s when they say things like “squatting is bad for your […]

October 15th, 2014 | Comments (3)
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Transitioning from Athlete to Coach

Today’s post features a special guest interview with Matt Sees. For those of you that haven’t had the pleasure, Matt has been a coach at Endeavor with me for the last couple of years. He’s been a valued member of our staff, and having played football and competed in Olympic lifting, also brings a different […]

October 14th, 2014 | Comments (0)
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Why your kid is slow!

Speed is one of the most coveted qualities in every sport, but especially hockey. As a result, it’s the most common training goal I hear from athletes, parents, and coaches, both at Endeavor and when I get questions through email. A couple weeks ago I had a dad drive his 13 year old son down […]

October 13th, 2014 | Comments (13)
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Should You Stretch After You Pull A Muscle?

Today’s Thursday Throwback is an appropriate follow-up to last week’s post on the relationship between flexibility and muscle injury risk. If you missed that, you can check it out here: Does Flexibility INCREASE your risk of injury? This is another short, but important read, as it touches on an idea that I think every youth […]

October 9th, 2014 | Comments (3)
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Sports Nutrition Tip: Be Prepared for Change

Today I’m excited to feature the first of what will be an ongoing series of sports nutrition tips from Brian St. Pierre. Brian currently works for the world-renowned  Precision Nutrition team, and has consulted with a wide range of professional and amateur athletes. In addition to his work with Precision Nutrition, Brian authored Ultimate Hockey […]

October 7th, 2014 | Comments (1)
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The Power of In-Season Training

One of the great parts of my job is I’ve now had an opportunity to work with the same players during the off-season for years. A few years ago, I started doing more “performance” testing as part of our intake, as well as the end of the Summer. This not only allows me to better […]

October 6th, 2014 | Comments (0)
Hugh Herr TED Talk

The new bionics that let us run, climb and dance

Travis Pollen, a biomechanics grad student from my alma mater at the University of Delaware, stopped in last week to observe for a bit. In talking about something of the work he’s doing in their lab, he mentioned a guy name Hugh Herr, a biomechanist from MIT. The video below is a TED Talk from […]

October 3rd, 2014 | Comments (0)