Category: Hockey

  • SST Q&A- Short Hockey Stride

    SST Q&A- Short Hockey Stride

    Question:  My 14 year old son is a good hockey player, but as he is getting older, his skating strides are becoming short.  Why would this be? And how can he improve his stride? Answer: This is a good question.  I have been around the rinks for about 20 years now, and that is something […]

  • 10 Foods Staples to Throw Out NOW!! – Part 1

    10 Foods Staples to Throw Out NOW!! – Part 1

    With busy schedules of work, school, kids, training, housework – the list can go on and on – pantry staples can be a great time saver in preparing your meals, avoiding the drive-thru and keeping your nutrition on track. However, there are many everyday staples in your pantry that are doing more harm than good […]

  • Sports Nutrition on the Road – Part 4: Low & High GI Carbs & Energy Drinks

    Sports Nutrition on the Road – Part 4: Low & High GI Carbs & Energy Drinks

    In case you missed the beginning of this series: PART 1, PART 2 & PART 3 In Part 2 of our sports nutrition on the road series we spoke about Low- and High-GI Carbs, but what are there? And why do they matter to you performance? Carbohydrates are important for athletes because they provide you […]

  • Sports Nutrition On The Road – Part 3: Game Day

    Sports Nutrition On The Road – Part 3: Game Day

    In case you missed PART 1 or PART 2! Awareness, knowledge, and preparation are key when wanting to make huge difference in your game day performance.  The benefits of nutrition, in respect to athletic performance, can mean the difference between winning and losing and an optimal vs. subpar performance. Think about your body like a […]

  • Sports Nutrition On The Road – Part 2: Dehydration & Jet Lag

    Sports Nutrition On The Road – Part 2: Dehydration & Jet Lag

    If you have missed the first part of this blog series click here to view Part 1! One of the big killers of athletic performance is dehydration and jet lag. Adequate hydration is critical to over-coming any time changes as well as keeping yourself functioning to your full potential. Athletes should always carry a water […]

  • 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 […]