I see a lot of basketball training on social media that seems to be more about cool looking exercises then actual training. Reality is, training basketball players for performance and durability is no different then training any other athlete ➡️ master and hammer the basics. We perform basic plyo work along with general med ball … Continue reading Real Basketball Training
I think I am going to try to start a new series here, calling it Monday Musings (obviously). Here is my thought; after a week in the weight room, listening to podcasts and reading, I'll dump a quick thought or two or three things that are going through my head. Lots of really smart people … Continue reading Monday Musings
Got a lot of engagement with various coaches on Twitter with this thought the other day. Though I am not a huge proponent of excessive loading of the bilateral squat (back/front squat) I do think it’s important to be able to perform the squat pattern well as it is a basic, fundamental movement pattern. As … Continue reading Heels Elevated Bilateral Squatting?
It isn’t too often that I hear much when it comes to warming up. There is plenty of talk when it comes to Olympic lifting, strength training and some talk as it pertains to conditioning. But not so much when it comes to warming up. However, we put a lot of thought into our warm … Continue reading Our General Warm Up Template
Recently I was skimming through Movement by Gray Cook as I typically do every once in a while with some of the better material out there. The first thing I noticed – Gray has a ton of good quotes that really make you think. And since I’m all about things that make you think a … Continue reading 20 Thought Provoking Gray Cook Quotes
It could be said, and rightly so, that hockey players are made in the off-season. The success that a player has during the season can in many cases be traced back to the work they put in as the season ended in the spring and the long summer months leading into the fall pre-season. Whether … Continue reading Goals of the Ice Hockey Off-Season
It's a new month, so here are 10 quick and random thoughts that have been floating around my brain recently. If nothing else I hope it makes you think a little. Enjoy! 1. People need the simple stuff more then anything else. In my opinion, overcomplicating will just lead to undertrained athletes. Don’t underestimate the … Continue reading Random Thoughts: May Edition
It's a new month, so here are 10 quick and random thoughts that have been floating around my brain recently. If nothing else I hope it makes you think a little. Enjoy! 1. Most elite/above average athletes have more reactability then they do stability. For example, if you have them perform a 1-Leg Linear Hurdle Hop … Continue reading Random Thoughts: April Edition
Slide Board conditioning is pretty standard in the sport of hockey but relatively rare in other sports. But should it be? The Slide Board offers a host of benefits that any athlete would greatly benefit from. A handful of benefits would be; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FSinM0YvUbU 1. It’s standing. Sports are played standing, not sitting on something like … Continue reading Slide Board Conditioning
"The most dangerous phrase in the language is "we've always done it this way." - Grace Hopper Hockey, more specifically the skating stride, is essentially a single leg sport/movement. As a result, we tend to think 1-leg plyo's are important/beneficial. We tend to think 1-leg strength exercises are important/beneficial. So why wouldn't we think that … Continue reading 1-Leg Hang Clean?