The first question players ask after going through any form of performance testing is either “How’d I do?” or “Is that good?” Every player presents with unique physical characteristics that either help them perform at a desired level or prevent them from doing so. While there are a lot of individual considerations in interpreting testing… Read more
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One of the things I’ve heard coaches mention frequently over the years is that a player “doesn’t move well laterally.” There are some key physical contributors to transitional patterns (e.g. range of motion, eccentric strength & rate of force development, effective use of range-specific stretch-reflex/stretch-shortening cycle), but skating technique and body control are also essential to… Read more
On Friday, Eric Cressey published an article I wrote on the biggest mistake people make when designing training programs. Before I get into that, I wanted to let you know that we’ve extended the launch sale for our new video series Optimizing Adaptation & Performance through this Friday (11/9) at midnight EST. With Halloween in… Read more
Hip pain is exceedingly common in hockey players. Due to the repetitive nature of the skating motion, every player – even the “healthy” ones – flirts with some sort of overuse or under-recovery of their hip musculature over the course of a season. Click here to read: How To Train Around Hip Pain for Hockey… Read more
Last week, my friend Tony Gentilcore published an article I wrote on the importance of identifying the limiting factors to speed development in ice hockey players. Click here to read: Diagnosing Limiting Factors to Speed Development The article discusses the 4 major physical qualities that influence speed development, and also shares several of the exact… Read more