Monthly Archives: February 2011

Hockey Strength and Conditioning Update

Hockey Strength and Conditioning Update

It’s been one of those weeks over at Hockey Strength and Conditioning where the forums have really been hopping. There are a couple great discussions worth checking out on a few of the articles and programs posted recently, as well as a thread I started on Vitamin D (I’m curious to see how many programs… Read more

Dumbbell 1-Leg Reverse Deadlift

Dumbbell 1-Leg Reverse Deadlift

Any bilateral lower body exercise can be manipulated to create a single-leg variation. In other words, back squats, front squats, deadlifts, and stiff-legged deadlifts all have a single-leg counterpart. I like some of these single-leg exercises more than others. In the case of a single-leg deadlift, I’ve experimented with a few different variations (e.g. barbell… Read more

What Football Does Right

What Football Does Right

In writing last week’s post on what it takes to be a Modern Strength Coach, I failed to mention that strength and conditioning for sports largely began with football. Because of this, there is (or at least has been) a high proportion of strength and conditioning coaches with a football background. In general, the hockey… Read more

This Week at Hockey Strength and Conditioning

This Week at Hockey Strength and Conditioning

A few great additions to the site this week: Anaheim Ducks Strength and Conditioning Coach Sean Skahan wrote an article called Reap the Benefits of Proper Stretching. If you’ve stayed current with the scientific research behind stretching, you know that it’s been a controversial topic for the last decade or so. As with any debate,… Read more