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I Can’t Get it Up

I Can’t Get it Up

Luckily, I’ve never had this problem. Other guys aren’t so lucky. When I switched the way my hockey guys do bird dogs after watching a video that Nick Tumminello put out, I’d say about ½ the guys I train either really struggled or couldn’t lift their leg at all. Watch the video below to see… Read more

Hockey Player Plague: Sports Hernias and “Groin” Strains

Hockey Player Plague: Sports Hernias and “Groin” Strains

One of main topics of the Boston Hockey Summit was the growing problem of sports hernias and “groin” strains within the sport of ice hockey. These injuries are affecting an increasing number of high-level hockey players. I wrote Dissecting the Sports Hernia last summer for StrengthCoach.com outlining some of the research on the topic. The… Read more

Isometric Yoga Circuits for Hockey Players

Isometric Yoga Circuits for Hockey Players

Brijesh Patel, my friend and colleague from Quinnipiac University, spoke at the Boston Hockey Summit about training program design for ice hockey players. During his talk he went through several yoga-based isometric circuits that can be incorporated into off-ice training warm-ups. Everyone, including myself, that I’ve seen do these circuits has the same reaction: They… Read more

The State of Youth Hockey with Michael Boyle

The State of Youth Hockey with Michael Boyle

The state of youth hockey is…in big trouble. Michael Boyle is widely regarded as the world’s authority on ice hockey strength and conditioning. His presentation on hockey player development at the Boston Hockey Summit was one that I truly believe EVERYONE involved in the game of hockey should see…probably twice. Coach Boyle used a number… Read more