Improving lower body strength is the foundation for being able to adopt lower skating positions and generate maximal power with each stride. The Forward Sled March is an effective option for developing lower body strength while also emphasizing: ✅ Single-leg strength✅ Concentric “push” dominant pattern✅ Horizontal force production (pushing “back”) View this post on Instagram… Read more
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We often hear about the importance of building an aerobic base early in the off-season to help establish an ability to better tolerate higher training volumes moving forward. The reality is that the characteristics of the “base” should be specific to the athlete AND to future training phases.For example, the “aerobic” base for a marathon… Read more
There are a lot of different approaches to individualizing training in group settings. First, it’s important to recognize that attempts to improve the program shouldn’t get in the way of being able to run it. There are very real logistical and cultural barriers to running what you may envision as the most “optimal” program. The… Read more
The New Year is a great time to reflect back on everything you’ve accomplished over the last 12 months. It’s also provides an opportunity to start fresh, to make adjustments to any lifestyle habits that may have steered off course throughout the holidays. With this in mind, I recently wrote a “New Year’s Resolution Survival… Read more
Part 2 of the Sleep and Sports Performance series will dive into specific recommendations to improve your sleep quality, including a cool trick to make your brain think you’re tired, and a few effective supplements you’ve never heard of. If you missed Part 1, you can check it out here: Sleep and Sports Performance: Part… Read more