As promised…my favorite rotational core training exercise. This is actually an ANTI-rotation exercise, developed by and named after physical therapist John Pallof. Remember that the primary function of the core musculature is to provide stability in the presence of internal and external forces causing movement. Essentially all this exercise involves is setting up something (like a… Read more
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On Wednesday I introduced the Front Plank and went over why it’s an essential part of any hockey training program. The Side Plank (video above) adds a greater emphasis to the lateral musculature of the core, including the muscles underneath what most people refer to as their “love handles.” Will it help get rid of… Read more
On Monday, I wrote about why the core should be trained for stability and to resist movement, opposed to cause it. One of the most fundamental core stability exercises is the front plank. The front plank is such a simple exercise that I think its merit is often overlooked. In my opinion, planking is… Read more
The other day I was going through some old pictures from my college hockey days and this one caught my attention. Core training continues to be a topic of discussion and debate, for good reason. Despite most strength and conditioning coaches seeing the light and moving to a greater focus on training the core… Read more
Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays of the year. With my schedule, I rarely get to spend time with my family, so it’s always good to see them. For those of you that know me, and think I’m a little weird at times (you know, on days that end in ‘y’), I think my… Read more