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A Coach's Guide to On-Ice Conditioning
Brian Sipotz
A Coach's Guide to On-Ice Conditioning As the season fires up it's easy for a lot of coaches to put the pedal down in practice and get the team in "game shape" as quickly as possible. But is that the best way to do it? . . . Keep Reading ›
A Better Pre-Game Meal and Mastering Hockey Nutrition with Brian St. Pierre
Brian Sipotz
A Better Pre-Game Meal and Mastering Hockey Nutrition with Brian St. Pierre On this episode of the Hockey Strength Podcast, Precision Nutrition's Director of Performance Nutrition, Brian St. Pierre joins us to talk about the unique nutritional needs of hockey player, game day nutrition, and how to eat between tournament games. . . . Keep Reading ›
"Blues Juice" and High Performance Teams with Nelson Ayotte
Brian Sipotz
"Blues Juice" and High Performance Teams with Nelson Ayotte n this episode of the Hockey Strength Podcast, we chat with Nelson Ayotte about his new role as High Performance Consultant with the Columbus Blue Jackets and about his supplement company Genethix. . . . Keep Reading ›
UMass Lowell Summer Training
UMass Lowell Summer Training This is a video re-cap of UMass Lowell's summer training program. . . . Keep Reading ›
Youth Athletic Development Program
Brian Sipotz
Youth Athletic Development Program Here is our most recent edition of our youth athletic development program. This is a great program for young athletes (ages 13-15) with a relatively low training age. . . . Keep Reading ›
Opening Up Yourself to Criticism
Devan McConell
Opening Up Yourself to Criticism Some great thoughts about gathering feed back on a strength and conditioning program. . . . Keep Reading ›
Defining Strong?
Darryl Nelson
Defining Strong? How do we define strong? What are some good bench marks for strength? . . . Keep Reading ›
Pre-Season Program
Darryl Nelson
Pre-Season Program This is my pre-season program from last Fall. . . . Keep Reading ›
Late Summer Conditioning
Brian Sipotz
Late Summer Conditioning Here is some late-summer conditioning we are doing with a couple of our pro players. The added competition is our way of prepping for contact and physical play. . . . Keep Reading ›
Nightingale and Douglas on Realities at the National Level, and Co-Authoring a Book
Brian Sipotz
Nightingale and Douglas on Realities at the National Level, and Co-Authoring a Book On the first multi-national episode of the Hockey Strength Podcast, we talk with English Ice Hockey's Steve Nightingale and Hockey Canada's Adam Douglas about the book chapter they have co-authored, and about the realities of working with players at the national level. . . . Keep Reading ›
Neck Functional Anatomy
Darryl Nelson
Neck Functional Anatomy Recent discussion about neck training and concussions prompted me to write this article and attempt to clear up a few issues. . . . Keep Reading ›
Anthony Morando and the 4 Pillars for Hockey Development
Brian Sipotz
Anthony Morando and the 4 Pillars for Hockey Development On this episode, Anthony Morando, Performance Manager at Altru Sports Advantage powered by EXOS, joins us to talk about working with EXOS, and the 4 Pillars for a hockey player. . . . Keep Reading ›
Pin Press
Darryl Nelson
Pin Press I programmed pin presses in the first phase of our spring workouts this year. The team was coming off a 10 day break to end the season and I liked this exercise because there is no eccentric load and therefore less soreness. . . . Keep Reading ›
The Four Pillars for a Hockey Player
Anthony Morando
The Four Pillars for a Hockey Player Anthony Morando, Performance Manager at Altru Sports Advantage powered by EXOS, shares the 4 pillars of training for hockey players. . . . Keep Reading ›
Reconditioning vs Rehab with Bill Knowles
Brian Sipotz
Reconditioning vs Rehab with Bill Knowles On this episode of the Hockey Strength Podcast we speak with Bill Knowles, a reconditioning expert at HP Sports. In this episode we talk about why rehab isn't adequate, why we need to rethink our return-to-play protocols, and what makes reconditioning different than rehab. . . . Keep Reading ›
Off- Season Warm Up + Plyo's/Sprints
Brian Sipotz
Off- Season Warm Up + Plyo's/Sprints Since Darryl posted the NTDP's Summer Strength Training Program, I decided to post 4 phases of the Warm Up and Plyo/Sprint work we do before strength work. This is what we are using for our college/pro players this summer. . . . Keep Reading ›
Are You a Ferrari with a One-Liter Engine?
Steve Nightingale and Adam Douglas
Are You a Ferrari with a One-Liter Engine? Here's an abbreviated portion of the Ice Hockey chapter of a new book being written in England, The Routledge Handbook of Strength and Conditioning- Sport Specific Programming for High Performance. . . . Keep Reading ›
Hockey Performance and PRI
Devan McConnell
Hockey Performance and PRI I put together this article in an effort to explain how I implement PRI principles with my athletes. . . . Keep Reading ›
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