Kevin Neeld — Hockey Training, Sports Performance, & Sports Science
Groin Pain 101: Testing Muscle Function

Groin Pain 101: Testing Muscle Function

Coming down the home stretch of the groin/hip pain analysis…  A couple simple tests I’ve borrowed from Shirley Sahrmann and Stuart McGill to assess hip and “core” strength: The Seated Psoas Test, Lying Hip Abduction Test, Front Plank Endurance Test, and Side Plank Endurance Test.   The Seated Psoas Test involves testing the strength and… Read more

Fat Loss Program: Week 5 Results

Fat Loss Program: Week 5 Results

5 weeks of relatively severe calorie restriction and intense training… On Thursday I was down almost 20 pounds from when I started.  Lucky for me, it was time for my second schedule refeed day, which I celebrated with, among other things, a Trader Joe’s Pizza for breakfast and a hefty dinner at P.F. Chang’s with… Read more

Groin Pain 101: Quadruped Rocking Disclaimer

Groin Pain 101: Quadruped Rocking Disclaimer

Sahrmann’s Quadruped Rocking Exercise, that I’ve mentioned a couple times in the last few weeks, can reveal a lot of valuable information about hip flexion range of motion.  My interpretation of a conversation I had with Sahrmann is that 8-10 reps of quadruped rocking should loosen up any soft tissue restrictions.  If it doesn’t, the… Read more

Picking A Protein Supplement

Picking A Protein Supplement

At least once a week I get a question from someone about which supplements to take to get the most out of their efforts.  There is no shortage of options-that’s for sure.  Unfortunately, MOST supplements aren’t worth your money.  As a general statement-the more colorful and flashy the label, the more expensive and worthless the… Read more

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.