After hearing the same questions from hockey parents and coaches over the last couple years, it occurred to me that I should just do a quick write-up. Endeavor Sports Performance is like a playground for strength and conditioning coaches. We have a lot of equipment that people have never seen or used before. Over the… Read more
Posts in "Off-Ice Hockey Training"
Monday’s post dove into some of the common misconceptions about elite hockey development (and athletic development in general for that matter), with cameo appearances from a young Tom Brady and Sidney Crosby. In case you missed it, you can check it out here: Random Hockey Development Thoughts Writing that post made me think about a… Read more
Any bilateral lower body exercise can be manipulated to create a single-leg variation. In other words, back squats, front squats, deadlifts, and stiff-legged deadlifts all have a single-leg counterpart. I like some of these single-leg exercises more than others. In the case of a single-leg deadlift, I’ve experimented with a few different variations (e.g. barbell… Read more
I’m exceptionally fortunate to have access to a wide variety of training equipment at Endeavor. Our facility is basically like training facility playground. With few exceptions, anything that resides in the Perform Better catalog that I think will allow us to get better results with our athletes, we have. One piece of equipment that I… Read more
The last couple times I’ve talked to my friend Nick Tumminello on the phone, he’s mentioned that most writers are talking mostly about things like core training or corrective exercise and that the art and science of program design seems to be somewhat lost in these discussions. To his point, the intensity and volume of… Read more