This is my favorite time of year. With almost all youth hockey seasons wrapped up here, we’re getting a big influx of hockey players coming into Endeavor to start their off-season training. This is what I think of as the “early” off-season because the players that are here now will have about a 5-month off-season… Read more
Posts in "Hockey Conditioning"
As you know, improving an athlete’s core stability can go a long way in both preventing injury and improving performance. While it’s necessary to first teach and reinforce this skill set under rested conditions, ultimately the athlete must be able to generate this stability under fatigued conditions. About a year ago, I started integrating basic… Read more
A while back I wrote about about some unique hockey conditioning tools I’ve started using at Endeavor. If you missed the article, you can check it out here: A New Look at Hockey Conditioning. The idea is that SOME aspect of your hockey training needs to incorporate periods of static holds to build up localized… Read more
Hockey conditioning is all about training your body to work at a high intensity for extended periods of time and then recover rapidly. Basically, conditioning in any sport comes down to delaying or minimizing fatigue. Fatigue is truly an amazing thing. Few people realize how complex fatigue can be. To really wrap your mind around… Read more
Before reading this post, check out the two preceding posts on hockey conditioning: Hockey Conditioning: To Bike or Not to Bike! Hockey Conditioning: Shuttle Runs and Slideboards As you may have noticed, I’m not a huge supporter of hockey players riding exercise bikes, but I am a huge supporter of slideboarding. My opinion changes slightly… Read more