As you know, the adductors “groin” present a lot of problems for hockey players. Some are tight; some are weak, some are injured. The more time players spend on the ice, the more of an issue this becomes. One area that hockey players are frequently locked up is in the area of the posterior adductor… Read more
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Today officially starts the second week of my Hockey Development Coaching Program. Since this is the first time I’ve done anything like this, I’m pretty excited that the first week went so smoothly. There was one small error (An incorrect link that I quickly fixed), but other than that smooth sailing. If you haven’t signed… Read more
Over the weekend I was sifting through some articles to see if I could find a good one to write a review on for Fitness Research Review Service. I came across an interesting article assessing differences in flexibility improvements comparing active and passive stretching and wanted to share the results with you. I still go… Read more
On Monday, we went over the difference between muscle length and muscle stiffness. If you missed it, check it out here: Muscle Properties: Short vs. Stiff The big question I left you with is: Is stiffness a bad thing? There isn’t a simple answer to this complex question. A few considerations: 1) Over the years,… Read more
On Monday I mentioned that myofascial restrictions may prevent your stretching from being effective. If you missed the post, check it out here: 3 Reasons Not to Stretch Tight Muscles Through my work at Endeavor, I’ve found that most people still aren’t familiar with foam rolling. When they ask me what it does, I use… Read more