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How to Train a Team: Why 'Modifiers' Are an Essential Tool for Coaches

I've spent most of my coaching career training athletes in one-on-one or small group settings. Last year brought on a new challenge for me, though....

How Heavy Sled Drags Help Hockey Players Skate Faster

Several studies have now found resisted sprinting to be an effective method for enhancing acceleration. Many of these studies investigated the impa...

10 In-Season Training Tips for Hockey Players

From a hockey performance coach's perspective, when we are talking about in-season program design, we are primarily periodizing it to maintain and bui...

Why Not Wanting to 'Get Bulky' Is a Dumb Reason to Avoid Weight Training

The fear of "getting bulky" is used by many athletes, male and female, as an excuse to avoid the weight room. If you have trained like an animal no...

How Big Is the Average NHL Player?

How big is the average NHL player? Considering they spend games zooming around on top of skates and adorned in heavy padding, estimating the height...

How Strong Is 'Strong Enough' For Single-Leg Exercises?

Single-leg work has become much more popular in recent years. Rightly so. It's invaluable to athletes because it improves unilateral strength, stab...

Stanley Cup Star Ryan O'Reilly Fueled by Rigorous, Unorthodox Training

Ryan O'Reilly is leading the St. Louis Blues to the promised land. The 28-year-old center is a big reason the Blues are within one win of their fir...

3 Reasons Hockey Players Should Never Train to Failure

Training to failure is something that's done in hockey gyms across the world on an almost daily basis. And in my opinion, it's a gigantic mistake. ...

Study Finds Just 12 Percent of NHL and NCAA Hockey Players Specialized Before Age 12

Early sport specialization does not guarantee future stardom. If anything, it may make eventually reaching an elite level in said sport more diffic...

5 Strength Training Tips for High School Hockey Players

If you're a high school hockey player, I've got great news for you. You're old enough to start lifting weights for real. You enter the Iron Game...

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