Short excerpt from my book Ultimate Hockey Training on the “bilateral deficit”. Humans are wired to move in alternating, reciprocal patterns. The bilateral deficit helps explain an underlying neural mechanism for why we produce more force one limb at a time compared to using both simultaneously. There are structural, biomechanical and neurological reasons for why… Read more
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This is an exercise we integrate into our warm-ups to help reinforce a low skating position and strong push-off. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Kevin Neeld, PhD (@kevinneeld) A common problem you see in less efficient skaters is that they adopt a wider stance and their stance leg collapses inward slightly,… Read more
Here’s another sample in-season off-ice training program for youth hockey players from ~15-18 years old (Bantams and Midgets). A few notes: ✅ This is Phase 2 of the in-season program, so the main exercises have been progressed to over the course of the previous few weeks. The program is designed so the whole team goes… Read more
Over the years I’ve received a lot of questions worded something like “What’s the best exercise I can do to improve speed (or power, or lower body strength, etc.)”. The allure of the “best exercise” also appears in mainstream media, where we regularly see articles with titles that start with “Top 10 exercises for…” There… Read more
During the season, there are time when players should perform extra “conditioning” work. When making daily decisions on how to design this type of work, it’s helpful to ask these 3 questions: · What does the player need?· What has the player done recently?· How long does the player have to recover? This will help identify the most impactful training goal,… Read more