Speed kills. Pairing Sled March with Timed 10’s for some contrast work with UNH Women's Hockey as part of our continual pursuit of developing more powerful/faster athletes. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cNeiicNnV4g
🗣 Racehorses not workhorses. This will offend most coaches but it’s a fact. Horses that plow a field all day can’t win a race. Too many coaches take thoroughbreds and force them to plow fields. If you want a fast team (and who doesn’t ❓), treat all your horses like race horses. Train them for … Continue reading Racehorses not Workhorses
Here is a look at or Day 1/Monday spring lift with volleyball. Nothing crazy, just a healthy dose of the basics. 1️⃣ Box Jump - Tall Kneel OH Throw - Standing Side Toss 2️⃣ Trap Bar Jump Squat - Shoulder PreHab 3️⃣ Trap Bar DL - 1/2 Kneel KB Bottoms Up Press 4️⃣ Lateral Squat … Continue reading Our Day One Lift with Volleyball
Happy Monday! Here are a few thoughts bouncing around in my head after a week of reading, podcasts and other continuing ed. Enjoy! In-season I have a hard time understanding why team lifts last any longer then 45 minutes, especially if you are getting a group after practice. If the team is coming in warmed … Continue reading Monday Musings
Another week, another group of podcasts and articles to read and listen to that I have dived into. Like every other week, there was a ton of content out there both in written form and through podcasts. For podcasts, I really enjoyed listening to Reg Park on the Leave Your Mark podcast, who is currently … Continue reading Weekend Week in Review
Our standard 1-Leg Medial/Lateral Hurdle Hop Progression that we use, the same progression I was taught in my time at Mike Boyle Strength & Conditioning. Just like our Hurdle Jump Progression, our goal is to simply learn how the jump and land in proper positions, and then progressing from simple to more complex by adding … Continue reading 1-Leg Medial/Lateral Hurdle Hop Progression
Another month, another post full of random thoughts that have been going through my head. Hope it sparks a little thought in people and you enjoy! We as a profession need to do a better job of building the profession, of being respected strength coaches and not the idiots that are loud and have athletes … Continue reading Random Thoughts – January Edition
🗣 This is pretty straight forward ➡️ hockey is a sport that is played in a constant hip flexed position. Because of that, in order to do everything you can to keep hips healthy, I think it’s critical to train hip extension often in-season. This year we’ve taken things a but further and been adding … Continue reading Unbalanced Lower Body Strength Work with Hockey?
What’s the most important roll of the core? Probably the ability of the core to prevent extension of the lumbar spine, not matter if we’re talking sport performance, your a weekend warrior, or you just want to feel strong and healthy. We’ll usually train anti-extension twice a week. Once will be through a front Plank … Continue reading Anti-Extension Progression
Probably one of the big things we do differently then other hockey programs ➡️ we don’t bench press with a barbell in-season nor did we bench press with a barbell much this off-season. The last year we have done very little barbell benching. Why❓ In my opinion most hockey players don’t have the best posture … Continue reading No Barbell Benching with Hockey?