Hockey Thoughts Day 11: Overcoming Iso’s

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.

As you can see, we will sometimes use them as a PAP right before an explosive lift or as part of our ‘power’ portion of our training at the start of the session paired with some upper body med ball work.

General guidelines:
✅ 2-3 sets of 5-10 seconds –
✅ Maximal Intent
✅ Use joint angles similar to what is seen in sport
✅ Full recovery between sets

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