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

Before You Bench Press Again…

This past weekend we were very fortunate to host Michael Cantrell and the Postural Restoration Institute for their Postural Respiration Course. This was my 8th PRI course, including sitting for their PRT certification earlier in the year, and it really cleared up a lot for me and gave me some different tools to use. That said, I always leave these courses with a slightly larger notes file and A LOT more to think about, which means my brain is mush right now. In the future, I’ll write about some of the bigger take homes from this course and more about how I’m applying it with our athletes. That said, I’m in no condition to write coherently today!

Fortunately, my friend Eric Cressey just released a free video (minutes ago!) outlining how individual shoulder positioning will influence exercise selection and performance. As you may already know, Eric trains a lot of high level baseball players and has helped a lot of athletes and lifters get freakishly strong without compromising their shoulder health. In short, when it comes to shoulders, when he speaks, I listen.

Eric Cressey

The “Shoulder Guy”

I had a chance to check out this video yesterday and think it’s great for a few reasons:

  1. The video is short and to the point, so you can pick up some great information without writing off an afternoon
  2. Eric uses simple language to discuss how a common shoulder pattern develops and influences exercise performance
  3. The video provides several great exercise alternatives that will serve to improve performance while also addressing imbalances around the shoulder
  4. Cressey Performance Adonis Tony Gentilcore is the guest host of the video and in this historical moment, he appears to be wearing a medium sized t-shirt, two sizes larger than his typical go-to

In all seriousness, the video is well done and provides some great strategies that are easy to implement. Check it out at the link below:

Click here to watch the FREE video >> Upper Body Exercise Variations

Eric told me he has a few other videos coming this week that identify ways you can individualize your training to make it more effective for you. I’m looking forward to checking them out, as I’m sure you are. Stay tuned!

To your success,

Kevin Neeld
OptimizingMovement.com
UltimateHockeyTraining.com

P.S. We use these exercise variations with almost all of our athletes. Make sure you don’t miss a great opportunity to learn for FREE from one of the best in the industry! Upper Body Exercise Variations

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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.