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

The Knee Pain Program

The main areas this program was meant to address are:

1) Improving soft-tissue quality of the muscles in the hip and thigh

2) Improving ankle range of motion

3) Strengthening the hip external rotators and abductors

4) Using isometrics (and one dynamic exercise-the reverse lunge) to strengthen the lower body

Foam Roll Circuit: Anterolateral Hip, Quads, Lateral Thigh

1 x 30s each position on each side

Lacrosse Ball Circuit: Lateral Glute, Posterior Glute

1 x 30s each position on each side

3-Way Ankle Mobility

1 x 5 each position on each side

A1) Side Lying Hip Abduction/External Rotation Hold

Week 1: 3 x 20s hold each

Week 2: 3 x 25s hold each

Week 3: 3 x 30s hold

A2) Split Squat Iso-Hold w/ Toe Pull

Week 1: 3 x 25s each

Week 2: 3 x 30s each

Week 3: 3 x 35s each

B1) Close Stance Glute Bridge Hold w/ MiniBand

Week 1: 3 x 20s hold

Week 2: 3 x 30s hold

Week 3: 3 x 40s Hold

B2) 3-Way Squat Circuit: Knees Out, Hands Behind Head, Hands Overhead

Week 1: 3 x 10s each

Week 2: 4 x 10s each

Week 3: 4 x 10s each

C1) Lateral MiniBand Walk

Week 1: 3 x 6 steps each

Week 2: 3 x 8 each

Week 3: 3 x 10 each

C2) Reverse Lunge

Week 1: 3 x 8 each

Week 2: 3 x 8 each

Week 3: 3 x 8 each

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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.