Kevin Neeld — Hockey Training, Sports Performance, & Sports Science

Hip Mobility Exercise for Hockey Players

I’ve been outspoken about the importance of achieving and maintaining optimal hip mobility (read: range of motion) as a means of improving rotational power (important for skating fast and shooting hard) and preventing hip-related injuries like groin and hip flexor strains, sports hernias, and low back pain.

This is one of my favorite hip mobility exercises that has found it’s way into the warm-up of every hockey training program I write. This is another great exercise that I’ve borrowed from my friend and colleague Nick Tumminello. It emphasizes all three planes of hip movement in diagonal patterns. This is a must for all hockey players.

Diagonal Hip Rock -> Step

To your continued success,

Kevin Neeld

P.S. I’m on my way to the 2nd Annual Boston Hockey Conference. Stay tuned, on Monday I’ll be revealing the hockey development project I’ve spent the last several months working on!

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Kevin Neeld

Kevin Neeld Knows Hockey

Kevin has rapidly established himself as a leader in the field of physical preparation and sports science for ice hockey. He is currently the Head Performance Coach for the Boston Bruins, where he oversees all aspects of designing and implementing the team’s performance training program, as well as monitoring the players’ performance, workload and recovery. Prior to Boston, Kevin spent 2 years as an Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach for the San Jose Sharks after serving as the Director of Performance at Endeavor Sports Performance in Pitman, NJ. He also spent 5 years as a Strength and Conditioning Coach with USA Hockey’s Women’s Olympic Hockey Team, and has been an invited speaker at conferences hosted by the NHL, NSCA, and USA Hockey.