As cool as it may sound to train like [insert athlete name here], the reality is, its just not true and furthermore, for general health and wellness, not necessary.
Tag: dry land training
Should Youth Hockey Players Focus on Body Fat %?
No! Check back with CoachJVi……. Haha just kidding, but not really. But, Ya let’s talk about that: Here is a secret. I don’t test BF% with the athletes I work with. I HAVE tested, when there is an inquiry from outside stakeholders (team coaches, S&C’s). However, I ensure that the process is understood by the … Continue reading Should Youth Hockey Players Focus on Body Fat %?
In-Season Training For Hockey Part 4: Why I Dislike ‘Dry Land’
While I applaud the parents, players and coaches for acknowledging work done outside of the confines of the ice surface has an impact on the overall quality of their teams play; I wish the term 'dry land' would be removed from the hockey vocabulary.
In Season Training For Hockey Part 3: ‘Conditioning,’ Prioritize Strength
How do I improve ‘conditioning’ with my hockey players? I aim to maintain or improve their lower body strength/power/isometric capabilities and emphasize recovery! By improving strength, we decrease the overall work % needed to perform a certain task.
In-season Training for Hockey Part 2: Hockey Players Aren’t Special
In part 1 I ranted about the current state of in-season athlete preparation and singled out hockey. I did this for a couple of reasons. First is that this is the world I am familiar with. Much of my experience in strength and conditioning has been working with hockey players and teams. Early on I … Continue reading In-season Training for Hockey Part 2: Hockey Players Aren’t Special
In-season Training for Hockey Part 1: The Best Conditioned Team
In this series I will explore the current approach to strength and conditioning for hockey, in season. I will also introduce my thoughts on a better, more athlete centered way of in-season 'dry land training.'