Your ONE Thing…

I am reading a book right now called The One Thing and it asks the question, “What is the one thing you could do, such that by doing it everything else would be easier or unnecessary?”.  Then the task is to act on your ONE thing before all else. This question can be applied to…

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What’s your pull up score (and how to make it higher)

Pull Up Score = 0 You have no doubt heard the story already – Sam Bennett, one of the top prospects for this year’s NHL entry draft failed to get even one pull up at the Central Scouting Combine this year.  Now, I doubt that a team is going to pass this kid over based…

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Off-Ice Assessments

As promised here are two assessments that you can use to see 1) how your off-ice training is progressing from a stability, strength, stamina and power perspective and 2) how your body moves and dynamically stabilizes. Let me be clear that doing well on these tests will not guarantee that you will make the team…

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EOTW: Depth Jump + First Step

Hockey Exercise For Explosive Leg Power ‘First step quickness’ is a term you hear in a lot of sports, but the speed and contained spaces of hockey make it even more important to your success on the ice.  You don’t have 100 yards to open a gap on your opponent; you need instant acceleration, so…

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How to get strong legs for hockey without weights

How Get Stronger Legs For Hockey Without Weights Not everyone has access to basic strength training equipment like dumbbells – a few years ago I showed you how you could make some of your own ‘renegade’ training tools.  These are great solutions that I know many of you are using. I don’t think there is…

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Who SHOULD train like a pro.

I wrote an article last year about whether kids need to ‘train like the pros’.  That seems to be a pretty big marketing ‘thing’ these days.  Send your 8 year old here to train like a pro. I think most of us read that and think – wow, that is probably not really what they…

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Drop this exercise from your upper body workout.

Stop Doing This Upper Body Exercise For Hockey Training When creating an exercise program there are thousands of permutations and combinations of exercises, sets, reps, etc.  I tend to classify exercises into ‘Dangerous – Good – Better – Best’. To me an exercise ends up in the ‘Best’ column if it gives a player huge…

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Q&A: The one about over-training

Q&A – The one about over-training I have had a few questions about overtraining in the last 3-weeks so I thought I would dedicate this Q&A to that topic. Overtraining is a syndrome, which sounds awful, until you think about what a syndrome is by definition; it is a collection of symptoms.  It is much…

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Double Tennis Ball Torture Device For Hockey Training

Happy Monday!  Gonna start your week with a new torture tool that you can use for your off-ice hockey training.  Not a very nice way to start the week is it? Hope you had a great weekend!  A bunch of the athletes I see on Fridays at the gym were away this week, so I…

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3 muscles you use on every stride but have never heard of.

Just me or did that weekend go incredibly fast?  Wow!  We actually got a lot done, starting Friday night where I got to see one of our Revolution athletes backstop his London Junior Knights AA team to a 4-1 win at the Budweiser Gardens and then we got to stay and watch the OHL’s London…

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