How to smash out chin ups…

Before we talk Chin Ups – thanks to everyone who sent me suggestions for places to eat in Detroit.  Paul and I went to our first ever Red Wings game and let me tell you, it won’t be our last!  We had a great time, loved downtown Detroit with its beautiful buildings, loved the people…

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Surf-style Q&A: Lateral Elliptical

Well, what I won’t do for you guys – I am out here in Dana Point, California learning how to help even more hockey players using the interwebz and I’m telling ya – it is hard work…. Okay maybe it’s not THAT hard – we get up every morning and go surfing at 7am which I…

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How You Make Up For Missed Workouts

This has come up a few times over the last three weeks, so it is worth reviewing. Here’s the scenario… An athlete skips a workout one day – often because they felt too tired to do it on the day they were supposed to. They essentially talked themselves out of the workout. Self: You look…

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What Separates Us From “Them”

  I bet it happens to Sidney Crosby, Jamie Benn and heck even Carey Price from time to time. We all fall off the wagon (the training wagon I mean). Maybe you are off right now. Maybe your season ended a three weeks ago and your plan was to take two weeks off and then…

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Why I Never Have Hockey Players Stand On A Stability Ball…

I am sure you have heard me say it before – just because you can doesn’t mean you should.  Although it looks quite impressive, anyone can stand on a stability ball with a little practice. When I worked at the sport med clinic I mastered in one particularly slow Friday afternoon. It was not that…

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Heart Rate Monitors And How We Use Them

One of you asked me about getting a heart rate monitor and if it was worthwhile. The answer is ‘yes and no’. The heart rate monitor on its own won’t do anything at all for your training. If you plan is just to try and make the number as high as possible and then point…

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Amp Up Your Training Heading Into Play-offs?

  And this is why you need to keep up with your training year round and make sure you are doing the right things at the right time. This is the message I got from a Dad whose sons is in the Next Level Coaching program (this is the small group coaching program I run…

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EOTW: Quadruped Hip Abduction

Think of this as another ‘rotator cuff’ exercise for your hip. You can build some stamina in your lateral rotators and abductors very easily by adding this to your hockey training routine. At Revolution Conditioning we fit it into our dynamic warm-up, use it as a supplemental exercise during our resistance training or as active…

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Q&A: The one about why coaches make certain decisions and speed

So, I was cleaning out the vault the other day and came across a few questions that were in the corner under some boxes of hockey tape, so I pulled them out, dusted them off and here are the answers for you. Aaa-chhooooo! (whew! It’s dusty in that vault) You can watch the video to…

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When to Use a Weight Vest for Off-ice Training.

Will the Leafs ever win another hockey game?  You know when most teams fire their coach and they turn on the jets for at least a couple of games?  Maybe that is to prove that it really was the coach’s fault – see, we are winning now that we are rid of THAT guy 🙂…

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