Finding the “optimal stride” is important for hockey players at all levels. It helps ensure they’re maximizing their range of motion and power, and not compromising skating efficiency. Because this is such an important topic, I’ve written several articles in the past on frequently overlooked factors that dictate what may be optimal for any given… Read more
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Several weeks ago I had an opportunity to join the Arizona Diamondbacks medical staff for a private seminar from Dr. Andreo Spina, which was a combined Functional Anatomical Palpation and Functional Range Release for the upper limb. I really enjoyed the course, as it was a terrific review of palpation anatomy and I appreciated the… Read more
Last Thursday I hopped on a plane to Colorado Springs to present to and train 186 U-14 hockey players. I just got back last night so I’m going to keep today’s post short and sweet and share another video with you. On Wednesday, Independence Day here in the US, I’ll share a quick recap of… Read more
Training muscles is a large focus of strength and conditioning programs. In fact, when most people think of strength training, they typically only recognize the sole benefit of muscle development. Naturally, optimizing the function of any organ system necessitates that you understand how it works. In this regard, the multiplanar function of muscle tissue is… Read more
Over the last couple weeks, we’ve been using a “new” hip mobility exercise with a lot of the players we work with. I use the word “new” hesitantly because I’m as fed up as you are with all the “this is the greatest exercise ever” blog posts and articles that have infected the internet over… Read more