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May 28, 2014

Scott Bjufstad: Shooting

I already effused my praise for this guy in another video he did for Easton. His advice is up to date, practical and valid. This is a great video to watch for advice on shooting.

May 19, 2014

Hockey Specific Training 2.0: The “Is …. good for hockey?” effect

Hockey specific training, or sport specific training has some supporters, and some people who think it’s junk. What does the 2.0 version of hockey specific training look like? Here are some highlights:

  • 2.0 parses the best parts of other sports/training methodologies and only uses the parts that are useful to hockey. Find out what parts are useful to hockey.
  • 2.0 chooses those aspects that complement on-ice hockey performance
  • 2.0 isolates key physical skills and trains them with the best known methods

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May 12, 2014

Updated May 2014: Why the term fast feet should never apply to hockey

Updated to reflect some new knowledge and perspectives that I’ve come across regarding the term “fast feet” or “quick feet”.

  • Updated to make things simpler to understand
  • Clarify the difference between what we see on the ice and how we train to make that happen.
  • Better understand why blade contact time is important.

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May 5, 2014

The Supple Six for Hockey Players

These 6 stretches are designed to target the tightest tissues that develop from playing hockey. The focus for these stretches are hips and protracted shoulders, which become tight from skating and stick handling with your hands in front of your body.

The stretches are:
1. Couch stretch
2. Double 90 degree Glute stretch
3. Heels down groin stretch
4. Hamstring Release
5. Pec Minor Deactivation
6. Shoulder internal rotation

Inspired be Joe DeFranco’s “Limber 11” and Kelly Starret’s “Becoming a Supple Leopard”, these six exercises (stolen from the best) target the tight tissues that rob hockey players of peak performance and injury free play. Enjoy version 1.0 of The Supple Six for Hockey Players.

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