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

90-Degree MiniBand Step-Out (Shoulders Square)

This is a variation of the 90-Degree MiniBand Step-Out exercise I posted a couple weeks back.

Similar to the previous variation, the goal here is to hold strong on the front knee position while the hips open up. The major difference here is that now the shoulders are staying square to the original direction.

This helps reinforce dissociation between the shoulders and hips that helps the player keep their eyes oriented to the play while repositioning in a different direction.

Typically performed for 2-3 sets of 6-8 reps/side.

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To your success,

Kevin Neeld

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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.