Posts in "Off-Ice Hockey Training"

Breakthrough Hockey Training Research

Breakthrough Hockey Training Research

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

Exercise Adaptations for Hockey Players

Exercise Adaptations for Hockey Players

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

Premier Hockey Training Program: Q & A

Premier Hockey Training Program: Q & A

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