Posts in "Hockey Nutrition"

A 4-Step Plan for Off-Season Weight Gain

A 4-Step Plan for Off-Season Weight Gain

Over the past several Summers, one of the most common questions I get from the high school, junior, and college hockey players that train at our facility Endeavor Sports Performance is: “What should I take to help me put on X pounds of muscle?” In reality, this question is as misguided as it is well-intentioned…. Read more

UCAN Perform, Look, and Feel Better!

UCAN Perform, Look, and Feel Better!

I hope you and your family had a great new year! Last week we wrapped up the highlights of 2011. If you missed those posts, you can check them out at the links below: 2011 in Review Top Athletic Development Posts of 2011 Top Hockey Training Posts of 2011 4 Pillars of Athletic Success While… Read more

Hockey’s Original Recovery Drink

Hockey’s Original Recovery Drink

I hope you had a great weekend. David Lasnier and I headed into West Chester, PA for the USA Weightlifting Sports Performance Coach Certification. We’ve been teaching Olympic lift variations for years, but it’s always good to hear it right from the source. I think we both picked up a few good cues that will… Read more

UCAN Break Carbohydrate Dependence

UCAN Break Carbohydrate Dependence

I mentioned a couple weeks back that I recently gave a nutrition talk to a U-18 hockey team. The talk started by describing the relationship between glucose, insulin, and other markers of fuel and performance. Without going into excessive detail, the generally ideas can be summarized as: The body breaks down energy stores and/or food… Read more