One of main topics of the Boston Hockey Summit was the growing problem of sports hernias and “groin” strains within the sport of ice hockey. These injuries are affecting an increasing number of high-level hockey players. I wrote Dissecting the Sports Hernia last summer for StrengthCoach.com outlining some of the research on the topic. The… Read more
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Brijesh Patel, my friend and colleague from Quinnipiac University, spoke at the Boston Hockey Summit about training program design for ice hockey players. During his talk he went through several yoga-based isometric circuits that can be incorporated into off-ice training warm-ups. Everyone, including myself, that I’ve seen do these circuits has the same reaction: They… Read more
The state of youth hockey is…in big trouble. Michael Boyle is widely regarded as the world’s authority on ice hockey strength and conditioning. His presentation on hockey player development at the Boston Hockey Summit was one that I truly believe EVERYONE involved in the game of hockey should see…probably twice. Coach Boyle used a number… Read more
Over the Summer I was fortunate to spend some time at Cressey Performance. They had a lot of their baseball guys doing dynamic variations of medicine ball exercises I had seen previously. By dynamic I mean adding some movement (such as a skip or reverse lunge) ahead of the throw. I was thinking of how… Read more
An argument can be made that Vasily Alexeev is the greatest athlete of all time, yet few people have ever heard of him. His strength, dedication, and humbleness are inspiring. Take the time to watch this. We could all benefit from adopting his mentality. Please enter your first name and email below to sign up… Read more