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

Reactive Core Training-Exercise 2

Are you noticing a theme here?  These are all the same exercises I’ve shown you before, but with a more advanced external sensory stimulus added.  The greater the challenge to stability, the more carryover to athletics.  I love these exercises for a couple reasons, but mostly because they are so simple to progress.  

  1. Start with the Pallof Press Iso-Hold (holding in the extended position).  
  2. Progress to Pallof Press for reps (extend your arms, then bring them back to your chest, then extend, etc.)
  3. Progress to Pallof Press Iso-Hold with perturbation
  4. Progress to Pallof Press with perturbation

Simple.  Effective.

NOTE: It is not necessary to have Tony Gentilcore in a tight T-shirt to perform these exercises.  Any partner will do.

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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.