Month: April 2016

  • 10 Keys to “Getting Lean”

    10 Keys to “Getting Lean”

    Hi, Steve Bodanis here from SST Hamilton. I thought I would get this info up just in time for your summer body planning. 10 Keys to getting lean in 2016! Lift weights – don’t sit on machines, do compound movements that recruit more muscles. Toning means increasing muscle and decreasing body-fat. 20 reps of 3lb […]

  • Stretching for Athletic Performance: The Upper Body Part 3

    Stretching for Athletic Performance: The Upper Body Part 3

    Stretching for Athletic Performance: The Upper Body This series on how to incorporate static stretching to improve athletic performance was begun a couple of months ago. The reasons behind this series are simply that, over the last few years, static stretching has gotten a bad rap in strength and conditioning circles and to show how […]

  • Stretching for Athletic Performance: The Upper Body Part 2

    Stretching for Athletic Performance: The Upper Body Part 2

    Stretching for Athletic Performance: The Upper Body This series on how to incorporate static stretching to improve athletic performance was begun a couple of months ago. The reasons behind this series are simply that, over the last few years, static stretching has gotten a bad rap in strength and conditioning circles and to show how […]

  • Stretching for Athletic Performance: The Upper Body Part 1

    Stretching for Athletic Performance: The Upper Body Part 1

    Stretching for Athletic Performance: The Upper Body This series on how to incorporate static stretching to improve athletic performance was begun a couple of months ago. The reasons behind this series are simply that, over the last few years, static stretching has gotten a bad rap in strength and conditioning circles and to show how […]

  • Stretch for Speed???? WHAT??

    Stretch for Speed????  WHAT??

    The Importance of Flexibility for Speed Development When examining the critical factors that contribute to high level athletic performance, flexibility is one of the key items. It has been hypothesized that improving an athlete’s flexibility may allow them to be more successful in their chosen athletic endeavor. More specifically, speed, may be significantly improved by […]

  • Core Training For Hockey Players

    Core Training For Hockey Players

    Core Training For Hockey Players Core and Instability Training – Circus Act, or Performance Fact? It is becoming impossible to talk about strength and conditioning without someone mentioning “CORE” training. The notion that in order to have functional sports training you must train the core specifically is not only wrong, but is leading to many […]

  • Hockey Off-ice training–Foam Rolling 101

    Hockey Off-ice training–Foam Rolling 101

    Foam Rolling 101 · A Foam Rolling session should make your tissues feel better NOT worse!! · The purpose of foam rolling is to improve tissue quality!! (removes knots, adhesions, and massages scar tissue) · Treat it like exercise: PERFORM 2-3 SETS OF 10-15 REPS (ROLLS) · Put enough pressure on the roller to feel […]

  • Hockey Off-ice training–Core part 3

    Hockey Off-ice training–Core part 3

    Core exercise that looks easy……..try it Exercise 3) – Partner Assisted Static PushesThis is a simple, yet effective exercise for training the rotational core muscles of the abdominal region (internal and external obliques). The only drawback to this exercise is that at least two people are needed to perform it. Execution: Simply have two athletes […]

  • Hockey Off Ice Training- Rotational strength Part 2

    Hockey Off Ice Training- Rotational strength Part 2

    Yesterday we discussed the TORNADO for hockey players Hockey is a rotational sport so keep grinding daily with part 2   – Russian Twists with medicine ballThe Russian twist is another movement that works the core region with direct resistance (medicine ball), as well through the athlete trying to “stabilize” the body through body balance. […]

  • The Power Of Protein

    The Power Of Protein

    What is Protein? Protein is one of three Macronutrients (carbohydrates and fats being the other two), it is made up of amino acids which are the building blocks for protein. Primarily protein is responsible for our growth and development and is also required for every chemical reaction within our bodies. Along with muscle growth and […]