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?
"If you get hurt in the training process, your training process is terrible." - Mike Boyle Dilemma: coach wants to give the team the day off from skating but still wants to perform a somewhat intense conditioning session. Solution: Assault Bikes The first question most people would ask is ‘Why biking and not running or … Continue reading In-Season Off-Ice Conditioning
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