Monthly Archives: January 2022

In-Season Training: Extra Work

In-Season Training: Extra Work

During the season, there are time when players should perform extra “conditioning” work. When making daily decisions on how to design this type of work, it’s helpful to ask these 3 questions: · What does the player need?· What has the player done recently?· How long does the player have to recover? This will help identify the most impactful training goal,… Read more

Behind the B Feature

Behind the B Feature

Quick segment providing a look at some of the elements of the Boston Bruins performance training program. Full episode available here: Behind the B Appreciate the Behind the B team (@penzy24_7) highlighting the work that goes on behind the scenes! Feel free to post any other comments/questions you have below. If you found this helpful,… Read more

Hockey Conditioning: Where to start

Hockey Conditioning: Where to start

Different players will have different limiting factors to their conditioning. Answering these questions may help the player hone in on more specific strategies for their individual needs: Can the player hold low positions for extended periods of time? (see previous post for target times) Can the player generate speed? (see previous series for information on… Read more

The Foundation for Hockey Conditioning: Split Squat Holds

The Foundation for Hockey Conditioning: Split Squat Holds

Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve shared some research underlying why I believe hockey should be viewed as a “repeat sprint” sport. One thing I didn’t mention…repeat sprint ability should be built on a foundation of low position endurance. Maintaining low positions provides an opportunity for players to develop maximal power through each stride,… Read more

Training to Improve Repeat Sprint Ability

Training to Improve Repeat Sprint Ability

There are two main strategies for improving repeat sprint ability: Improve initial sprint performance Improve recovery between sprints If you’re interested in training strategies to improve speed, check out the previous series I did on Speed Training for Hockey (also available at my instagram account: @KevinNeeld) Clearly, training to improve speed requires maximum effort, high-intensity… Read more