Today's post is an article for the coaches and players of the game of hockey. It was written by Carlo Alvarez, the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach at St Xavier High School, located in Cincinnati, Ohio. He served in the same capacity for the Cincinnati Reds Baseball Club, and worked for the Cleveland Indians, University of Notre Dame, and the University of Cincinnati.
Fall is upon us and most hockey players are working on their pre-season strength and conditioning programs to help them report to camp as fast, strong and powerful as possible. As hockey has grown more popular, so have strength and conditioning specific programs.
Hockey is an interesting sport to train due to its high energy system needs, as well as it's high muscular demands. Hockey is a game of speed and power and should be trained according to its specific demands. When you look at the playing intervals of hockey players, you find that most athletes experience a three times rest to one part work ratio. So having said this, it’s important to think about developing the ability to play hockey, not the theoretical model of conditioning.
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