Hip pain is exceedingly common in hockey players. Due to the repetitive nature of the skating motion, every player – even the “healthy” ones – flirts with some sort of overuse or under-recovery of their hip musculature over the course of a season. Click here to read: How To Train Around Hip Pain for Hockey… Read more
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Last week, my friend Tony Gentilcore published an article I wrote on the importance of identifying the limiting factors to speed development in ice hockey players. Click here to read: Diagnosing Limiting Factors to Speed Development The article discusses the 4 major physical qualities that influence speed development, and also shares several of the exact… Read more
Last week I had an opportunity to join Anthony Renna on the Strength Coach Podcast to discuss our upcoming seminar Optimizing Adaptation and Performance. During the interview, we discussed: My assessment and performance profiling process and how it influences program design Specific examples of how to train around ankle mobility limitations Strategies to individualize training… Read more
A few weeks ago I had an opportunity to read through Devan McConnell’s new book Intent: A Practical Approach to Applied Sport Science for Athletic Development For those of you that don’t know Devan, he’s been the Head of Hockey Performance at UMass Lowell for the last 7 years. The impact he’s had on that… Read more
A couple weeks ago I was at the Catapult Hockey Workshop in Denver with a few dozen strength and conditioning coaches from the NHL and NCAA. While there, someone asked me about the Lateral Bound test, one of many “hockey power tests” I really like. I’ve written about the Lateral Bound Test in the past,… Read more