Claude Lemieux was always one of my least favorite players growing up. Don’t get me wrong, I respect him, but he was ALWAYS one of the most dominant players come play-off time, which was never good for the Flyers. It seemed like he’d have 30 points all season, then 25 in the playoffs. Lemieux joined… Read more
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I have two weeks to finish up my research on motor unit synchronization and get ready to present it. Free time is at an all time low, which means it’s a perfect time for Movie Appreciation Week. It may not be what you think. Each video will have a theme that somehow relates to performance… Read more
I think jump training is an effective way to improve lower body power development, and the ability to decelerate. Jump training gets a lot of emphasis because of the importance of maximizing force output while transitioning from a deceleration- to acceleration-based movement, or eccentric (muscle lengthening) to concentric (muscle shortening) contraction. This happens anytime you… Read more
The main areas this program was meant to address are: 1) Improving soft-tissue quality of the muscles in the hip and thigh 2) Improving ankle range of motion 3) Strengthening the hip external rotators and abductors 4) Using isometrics (and one dynamic exercise-the reverse lunge) to strengthen the lower body Foam Roll Circuit: Anterolateral Hip,… Read more
First things first. The other day I mentioned I would be providing a high frequency training template. I will be, but instead of posting it, I’ll be sending it out in an upcoming newsletter. If you haven’t yet, grab a free copy of “Strong Hockey Core Training” and sign-up for my newsletter. Even if you… Read more