A Rant About Concussions in Hockey

Last night I was watching the Leafs lose to the Devils (ho HUM) and they referred to James Reimer’s return from “concussion-like symptoms”. What the….? I think you meant to say his return from concussion – it is not a dirty word, you can say it. What the heck are ‘concussion-like symptoms’ anyway? What next – ‘torn ACL-like symptoms’.

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My Top 5 Books for Motivation

Okay for today’s post I am replying to an email I got from one of you asking for some sport psych or motivational books for goalies. Here are 5 (actually 6) of my favourite PLUS if you watch the video you will see my new favourite app for the iPhone!

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Balance Board Training for Hockey Players

I had an email from one of you a few weeks ago showing me how you made a sweet balance board out of plywood and a section of PVC pipe. It was great and I think you said it cost you all of about $5 for the material. Then you asked – “What the heck do I do with it now?” So here are some ideas for incorporating balance board training for hockey in written and of course video format.

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8 Simple Speed Secrets for Hockey Players

I hosted a free workshop for hockey coaches at the Revolution Studio a few weeks ago. It was really fun, but I know that many of you live pretty far from London, Ontario – yeah a bit of a hike from Mexico City, Slovenia, England, Sweden and Australia – even for you guys in Jersey! So I am going to share 8 Simple Speed Secrets for Hockey players with you.

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Here is the video: Off-Ice Training for Hockey Refs

Okay, here is the video that goes with the post from Monday. It is designed specifically for hockey refs, but it is a nice little workout that you might want to try.

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Off-Ice Training for Hockey Refs – keep your speed and stamina.

I know a few of you are refs as well, so here is my annual in-season off-ice training routine for hockey refs. This one is in response to a question about maintaining speed and stamina during the season, so here goes…

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The Secret to Reducing Your Risk of Sports Hernia.

The other day I sent out a tweet on ‘The Twitter’ with a quick tip for those hockey players who want to reduce their risk of sports hernia (which is every single one of you). The tip…strengthen your adductors.

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Keeners – help banish muscle imbalances.

Hey Gang, I know you all appreciate by now how muscle imbalances contribute to injuries.  Notice I did not say they ‘may’ contribute to injuries – they do PERIOD.  My…

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What if you just FEEL more flexible?

When you do a goalie flexibility program like the Ultimate Guide for Durable and Flexible Hips, you see your range of motion improve. You find you can get deeper into your splits without discomfort. Can you tell me why?

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How Hockey Goalies Get a Better Splits.

To many hockey goalies the holy grail of flexibility is the splits. So it is not odd that I get several emails every month asking, “What stretch will let me do the splits?” If only it were that easy my friends. There are at least three things limiting any goalie from doing the splits.

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