Posts in "Hockey Training"

Postural Restoration Institute Interview

Postural Restoration Institute Interview

I was recently very humbled to be asked to be the “Featured Interview” for the Postural Restoration Institute (PRI). As you likely know, I’ve been heavily influenced by the lens through which PRI views structure and function, and their courses have had a fairly profound impact on the way we assess and train our athletes… Read more

Selecting The Right Slideboard For Hockey Training

Selecting The Right Slideboard For Hockey Training

Slideboards have become an integral piece of equipment in our training programs at Endeavor. I’m sure I could design programs without them, but I’m glad that I don’t have to. For those of you that have read Ultimate Hockey Training, you’ll notice that we use slideboard for a lot more than simply slideboarding. Slideboards work… Read more

Post-Activation Potentiation

Post-Activation Potentiation

I got another question via email last week about post-activation potentiation (PAP). The writer mentioned he has been familiar with the practice and has benefited from integrating it into his own programs, but hasn’t seen a lot of other coaches use it. If you’re not familiar, PAP is phenomenon that has implications for both performance… Read more

Teaching Proper Push-Up Form

Teaching Proper Push-Up Form

The other day I got a great question from a college intern: I was helping out with the women’s hockey team several days ago, and they were having them do weighted pushups.  I noticed that most were barely going halfway down on the eccentric portion, and their elbows were flared almost to ninety degrees.  I… Read more