After last week’s post, which featured 14 new articles, training program, exercise videos, and webinars, this week’s update is a little less overwhelming. If you want a quick synopsis on those, you can read up on them here: This Week in Hockey Strength and Conditioning
If you’re coming here for the first time this week, check out these two posts from earlier in the week:
Over at Hockey Strength and Conditioning, I posted the next phase of our 2-day in-season program for the 16U-18U teams that I work with. You can check that out here:
Running the off-ice training program for these teams has been a fun process. For most of the kids, this is their introduction to organized training. A few have been on the mirror-muscle program that their HS buddies told them was the only option, but many have never trained before. As a result, the goal has been to build a program that incorporates all the stresses I feel that they need during the season, AND simultaneously build-in exercise progressions that allow them to develop proficiency in basic exercises. This undertaking is done with a space less than 900 sq ft, with no racks, and an athlete to coach ratio that typically floats around 15-20:1. Certainly not ideal, but we get the job done.
When you head over to Hockey Strength and Conditioning make sure to check out the forum. There are three great discussions going on right now:
That’s a wrap for today. A lighter load should allow you to catch up on all the great stuff I mentioned last week. As always, if you aren’t a member yet, I encourage you to try out Hockey Strength and Conditioning for a week. It’ll only cost $1, and if it’s not the best buck you’ve ever spent, I’ll
personally refund you!
To your success,
P.S. I also wanted to let you know that Joe Dowdell and Dr. Mike Roussell have released their Peak Diet and Training Summit Package, which includes 12 DVDs and over 500 pages spread across the 3 accompanying manuals. Having attended the summit live, I can tell you that this will be one of the most comprehensive collection of high quality training and nutrition/supplementation information that the fitness industry has ever seen. You can get the package, along with a few great bonuses, for $100 off if you buy before Friday, and it’s been approved for 2.0 CEUs from the NSCA, which is a great feature given that recertification deadlines are quickly approaching! Check it out here: Peak Diet and Training Summit Package
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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.