Last week I came across a recent research article that I think is a real breakthrough in the hockey training world. Before I get to that, I want to quickly touch on the importance (or lack thereof) of testing. First, let’s distinguish between assessing (screening for ROM, structural, or movement impairments), and testing (assessing performance)…. Read more
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A few years back I heard Mike Boyle describe the primary goals of a strength and conditioning program as: Prevent injuries to the athletes during the training process Minimize injury risk during sports practice and competition Improve performance This list is presented in order of importance and represents a philosophy that I’ve completely adopted at… Read more
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
This week’s gotten off to a great start. Monday we were empty mid-day at Endeavor so I audibled from our typical mother-approved playlist and let Lil Wayne run wild for an hour. Apparently, it was the right call. Matt, David and I all hit Trap Bar Deadlift PRs…during the same song. Matt-425 David-445 Kevin-515 I’ve… Read more
I hope you enjoyed your weekend. A lot of the players we train were in Districts so I went out to watch a few games with David and Matt on Saturday. It was great to get out of the house (and Endeavor) for a few hours to watch the kids play. Last week I mentioned… Read more