Monthly Archives: June 2012

Off-Season Hockey Training Program

Off-Season Hockey Training Program

The last 4 weeks have been a whirlwind. In mid May I started to get extremely busy at Endeavor as we started filling our morning groups with hockey players that were returning home from their junior teams (which means assessments, designing programs, and lots and lots of coaching). Simultaneously, we started up with our off-season… Read more

Improving Athletic Performance Beyond Peak Strength: Part 2

Improving Athletic Performance Beyond Peak Strength: Part 2

Part 1 discusses the role strength plays in maximizing other physical qualities like speed and power, and lays the foundation for how players can improve their performance when they reach their genetic strength limits. Part 2, below, follows up with specific strategies on how to improve an athletes rate of force development, the secret to… Read more

Improving Athletic Performance Beyond Peak Strength: Part 1

Improving Athletic Performance Beyond Peak Strength: Part 1

It is fairly well accepted that strength, or the ability to produce force, lays the foundation for improvements in other important physical qualities such as speed and power. In other words, for any given strength level, an athlete has a limited ability to further improve speed and power. Once this relative ceiling is reached, improvements… Read more