If you haven’t yet, pick up a free copy of “Strong Hockey Core Training” on my site. It details a few dozen equipment-free exercises and appropriate progressions. After reading that you might be wondering two things: 1) What if I have equipment? 2) What’s next after I follow all those progressions? My answer is similar… Read more
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Another one of my favorite reactive core training exercises is the overhead medicine ball perturbation. Same concept as previous exercises: maintain a stiff, stable core in the presence of an external force or perturbation. Holding the MB overhead maximizes instability as it raises your center of mass (higher COM=greater instability). Check it out: To maximize… Read more
Are you noticing a theme here? These are all the same exercises I’ve shown you before, but with a more advanced external sensory stimulus added. The greater the challenge to stability, the more carryover to athletics. I love these exercises for a couple reasons, but mostly because they are so simple to progress. Start… Read more
Adding a partner perturbation turns this basic core stabilization exercise into a reactive core (and shoulder!) stabilization exercise. It also ties in a team dynamic, as your athletes learn to work in pairs or small groups. The goal is the same as the regular side plank: maintain a neutral position. The only thing that’s changed… Read more
My schedule has been exceptionally busy this week. Papers/articles to write, presentations to prepare, marketing to do, etc. No complaints-I’m fortunate to spend the large majority of my day doing things I’m passionate about. But because I’m limited on time, I’m going to keep it short and sweet today. More on Core Training… Core training… Read more