Understanding the Stretch Reflex in Skating

See below for a quick video outlining the influence of the stretch reflex and stretch shortening cycle in skating.

Major Take-Away: The stretch reflex should primarily be trained in positions of deep hip and knee bend, with less focus on the more upright posture, short contact time exercises applicable to top speed sprinting OFF the ice.

Give this a shot, and post any feedback in the comments section below!

To your success,

Kevin Neeld

P.S. If you’re interested in improving your speed on the ice, check out my book Speed Training for Hockey.

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