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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 ›
Anti Rotation Progressions
Devan McConnell
Anti Rotation Progressions This video shows some of the anti rotation progressions I have used with my players. . . . Keep Reading ›
Ben Velazquez and Getting Proactive with Concussions
Brian Sipotz
Ben Velazquez and Getting Proactive with Concussions On the 39th episode of the Hockey Strength Podcast, we are talking concussions with the President of Grey Matters Sports Group, Ben Velazquez. Based out of NYC Ben and his team are taking a proactive approach to treating concussions, and today we talk about the mechanical mechanisms of these brain injuries. . . . Keep Reading ›
Summer Phase 1 Strength Training Program
Darryl Nelson
Summer Phase 1 Strength Training Program Here is our summer phase 1 strength training program. This program is following a 9 week long 4 day per week spring training program. Also, the players will leave us for the summer so I try to keep in mind they may not have the same equipment as our facility and they may not have a coach. . . . Keep Reading ›
Other People's Athletes
Mike Boyle
Other People's Athletes One question that seems to come up at the beginning of every summer is how to deal with athletes that train with you at a private facility but play for another team or school. More specifically, how do we deal with an athlete that brings us a program we perceive to poorly written and says "I need to do this for school" . . . Keep Reading ›
Hockey Strength Podcast #38- Strong in the Playoffs with the Sharks' Mike Potenza
Brian Sipotz
Hockey Strength Podcast #38- Strong in the Playoffs with the Sharks' Mike Potenza The San Jose Sharks' strength coach Mike Potenza tells us about what he's doing with the Sharks to stay strong throughout this playoff run, and also talks about the SCAPH meetings in Nashville this June. . . . Keep Reading ›
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