Clusters for Power

Our in-season off-ice training with women’s hockey is essentially broken up into three phases;

  1. Strength-Speed (October – December)
  2. Speed-Strength (January – February)
  3. Power (March/playoffs

Ultimately, our goal from January on is to do everything we can to develop faster and more powerful hockey players. In trying to accomplish this one of the small changes we’ve made has been implementing cluster sets with our power work. The idea is that by adding adequate rest (we’ve used ~10 seconds) between reps of our cleans/snatches/jump squats, the athlete will be put in a position to better maintain velocity throughout the course of the entire set and as a result increase power output to a greater degree then they would if they were performing traditional straight sets.

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