Athletes, are you taking responsibility for your own development, or are you relying on external factors? What tools and processes have you put in place to make sure your are maximizing you performance and recovery?
Today I was trying to fix my lawnmower. I fancy myself fairly handy (my wife has her doubts). I was attempting to clean the carburetor. This part provides oxygen to gas for combustion or something, all I know is it was probably dirty and that is why my lawnmower wouldn't start (thanks google). Like pretty … Continue reading Knowledge Without the Right Tools
The number one complaint I hear from hockey players and coaches regarding the clean is, "we/I don't do them cause they hurt your wrists." This is the by-product of a poor upper body catching mechanics, which leaves the elbows down at the sides, and places the full momentum of the bar down onto a flexed wrist.
"It'll stunt their growth," "only do bodyweight," "they will get hurt!" Ultimately whether or not to incorporate traditional 'resistance' training depends on the individuals emotional maturity, NOT biology.
As a coach my job is to identify the factors that are going to have the greatest impact on each individual and then CONSTANTLY reassess and reprioritize in order to facilitate maximal training effect for each athlete!
In order to live and operate in service of others, we must first take care of ourselves. "put your own mask on first," Logic
Olympic Lifting, or Weightlifting, refers specifically to the disciplines of the Snatch and Clean and Jerk. These movements are highly technical and the ultimate expression of power! DISCLAIMER: First things first. Coaches, if you don't know how to perform and coach the lifts, DON'T! There are plenty of other ways to program for power development. … Continue reading Olympic Lifting For Hockey: Why I teach the catch
Chances are "Jimbo" who told you not to do deadlifts cause they hurt your back (he knows because he hurt his back deadlifting) actually got hurt for one of five reasons.
As the beginning of another hockey off-season is here, and all of the athletes are returning to regular training; I find myself speaking with potential new clients (athlete and parents). Usually that conversation starts with me asking, "what is it I can do for you?"
In every interaction there is what was said and what was heard; and they aren't always they same thing. Who's job is it to make sure that communication and understanding mesh?