Overcoming Iso’s With Hockey Players?

As we approach the later portion of the in-season period we start to program more Overcoming Isometrics (attempting to move an immovable object) to fire up the nervous system and improve strength. Because the movement has no movement/economy centric contraction, we can confidently program them knowing we won’t see any residual muscular fatigue or soreness. … Continue reading Overcoming Iso’s With Hockey Players?

Unbalanced Programming?

General things that we know 👉 when overuse/muscle tension increases the antagonist muscle(s) become shortened/inhibited. If a prime mover contracts, the antagonist relaxes. If a certain muscle group is overworked, it’s reasonable to think that the antagonist muscle group is underworked. How does this apply to 🏒 players❓Things we know due to the demands of … Continue reading Unbalanced Programming?

Complementary Training with Hockey Players

One thing we’ve tried to do this year is focus our daily training, trying to get our speed, plyo/jump, power and strength work all complementing one another each day that we train. It’s also really nice when you see great coaches like @dmcconnell29 doing something somewhat similar. What we are currently doing. Monday (Day 1): … Continue reading Complementary Training with Hockey Players

Hockey Thoughts Day 7: Continually Developing Speed and Acceleration

Anyone that follows me know that I’ve talked a lot about speed and acceleration the last 6-8 months, but I think it’s incredibly important in developing hockey players. Strength coaches will spend time developing strength year round but won’t spend the time to develop speed which to me makes no sense...no one is ever TOO … Continue reading Hockey Thoughts Day 7: Continually Developing Speed and Acceleration