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Training Around Hip Pain for Hockey

Training Around Hip Pain for Hockey

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

Diagnosing Limiting Factors to Speed Development

Diagnosing Limiting Factors to Speed Development

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

Strength Coach Podcast: Optimizing Adaptation and Performance

Strength Coach Podcast: Optimizing Adaptation and Performance

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

Hockey Power Testing: Where do you rank?

Hockey Power Testing: Where do you rank?

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