I’m wrapping up another busy week at Endeavor and it looks like things are only going to get busier in the next few weeks. This week I started running some hip evaluations on all of our older players and “red flagged” younger players. I’ll talk about this in more detail in the future, as I think it’s an important screening tool in preventing unnecessary, but common hockey injuries like adductor and hip flexor strains.

Luckily, I’ve been able to make some time at nights to catch some of the playoffs. Great hockey so far.

This week at Hockey Strength and Conditioning Jaime Rodriguez wrote a terrific article breaking down the importance of the Olympic lifts and how to teach them. Jaime was with Mike Boyle Strength and Conditioning for a while, but now is the Strength and Conditioning Coach for the AHL’s Worcester Sharks. He’s got a ton of coaching experience, so it’s good to hear how he uses/teaches Olympic lifts, which are tough for some athletes to grasp. Olympic lift variations are staples in our off-season hockey training programs so it’s a very time-relevant post.

Check out the article here >> The Hang Clean Breakdown and Other Olympic Lifts from Jaime Rodriguez

I also added the 2nd phase of our 4-Day/Week Early Off-Season Training Program at Endeavor Sports Performance. The program serves to continue making progress in reversing the deleterious adaptations of a long season, but has a greater emphasis on improving muscle strength and hypertrophy than the previous phase. Check it out at the link below.

Click here to see the program >> Early Off-Season Training Program (4x/week)

As always, there are a couple good discussions on the forum that you’ll want to check out too!

That’s all for today! If you aren’t a member yet, shell out the $1 to test drive Hockey Strength and Conditioning for a week. If it’s not the best buck you’ve ever spent, I’ll personally refund you!

To your continued success,

Kevin Neeld

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