A problem that I see on a regular basis with a lot of athletes at Endeavor is a difficulty controlling lumbar extension and rib positioning, even during more remedial exercises. The ability to control extension is important for a lot of reasons, but specific to the exercise below, it helps ensure that you’re truly training… Read more
Posts in "Hockey Training"
This past weekend I was up in Boston for the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference with Devan McConnell (Head Sports Performance Coach, UMass Lowell Hockey). The conference had a few great takeaways that I’ll get to in a future post, but with youth, junior, and college seasons starting to transition into playoffs, and having just… Read more
2014 was a memorable year for a lot of reasons. Emily and I got engaged, bought a house, I got a new (used) car, and then we expanded our family to include a new dog, Ruxin. In quick succession, we learned that he… despite being from Jacksonville, is an Eagles Fan like me, prefers watching… Read more
Last week I broke down the skating technique of a youth hockey player. If you missed that post, you can check it out here: Analyzing the Skating Stride The main focus on that post was on identifying on-ice technique flaws, and following up with a few basic tips on how he could try to make… Read more
When I was growing up playing hockey, at least once every season I’d have some sort of left groin or hip flexor issue. None were ever significant enough to keep me off the ice, but they were always enough that I was constantly “aware of it”, which is not where you want your focus going… Read more