In order to give you an opportunity to catch up on all the stuff added last week (Last Week at Hockey Strength and Conditioning), we slowed things down a bit this week. This week we added:
Video: Alternate Arm Scap Wall Slide from me
This is a variation to the more traditional scap wall slide that I’ve really taken to. This post has a video demonstrating the exercise and an explanation of why I think it’s better suited for hockey players than the traditional version.
Article: Hockey Nutrition Simplified from Chris Collins
The importance of nutrition is not to be overlooked. As you know, this is an area that I’ve been paying more and more attention to recently. Chris does a great job of outlining three “big picture” nutrition focuses that hockey players should pay attention to. These three considerations alone will have a profound impact on a player’s eating habits.
My friend Dr. Jeff Cubos started a great thread on the forum titled “Introductions”, where our members have an opportunity to introduce themselves. The more we learn about each other the more we can help each other. This was a great idea from Jeff and an outstanding opportunity for some of the more “quiet” members to come forward. After all, one of the largest benefits of joining a community like ours at Hockey Strength and Conditioning is the associated networking. Having said that, you can’t network if no one knows who you are! Whether you’re a player, parent, coach, strength coach, Michael Boyle enthusiast, or some combination of the aforementioned, I encourage you to log in and introduce yourself!
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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.