Kevin Neeld — Hockey Training, Sports Performance, & Sports Science

Rotational Power Training

As our hockey guys have left for their respective teams, I’ve spent more time at Endeavor Fitness developing our Baseball and Golf training programs.  As I’ve worked on these things, I’ve noticed that baseball and golf training has one major similarity to ice hockey training: the need for a significant amount of rotational core power work.

Rotational core power should be developed with a training progression similar to linear core power:

1) Stability/anti-movement exercises

2) Dynamic stability/anti-movement exercises

3) Simultaneous hip and shoulder movement exercises

4) Hip initiated rotation with thoracic spine rotation follow through

Things aren’t always as cut and dry as these classifications, but it provides a good framework to work from.

Over the next week I’ll post an example of each one of these.

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Kevin Neeld

Kevin Neeld Knows Hockey

Kevin has rapidly established himself as a leader in the field of physical preparation and sports science for ice hockey. He is currently the Head Performance Coach for the Boston Bruins, where he oversees all aspects of designing and implementing the team’s performance training program, as well as monitoring the players’ performance, workload and recovery. Prior to Boston, Kevin spent 2 years as an Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach for the San Jose Sharks after serving as the Director of Performance at Endeavor Sports Performance in Pitman, NJ. He also spent 5 years as a Strength and Conditioning Coach with USA Hockey’s Women’s Olympic Hockey Team, and has been an invited speaker at conferences hosted by the NHL, NSCA, and USA Hockey.