Great piece from the USA Hockey American Development Model site on recruiting from UConn coach Mike Cavanaugh. Read it whether you have a boy or a girl and, whether they play hockey or not.
Archive for October, 2014
Just thought I’d reblog this one. ( and yes, you could make a case for walking if you train really hard on the other days.)
This was the second of a series I wrote a few years ago based on my visit to a commercial fitness facility. I was moved to repost/ revise it after I walked by a commercial fitness center in a mall. All I could think of was watching hamsters on the wheel in the HabiTrail.
In part 1 I covered weight training. To review, look at what everyone else is doing and, don’t do it. Pretty simple. The Charles Staley 180 Principle. Everyone benching, think more rows. Just keep telling yourself, do the opposite. Guy does arms for an hour. You should do legs. Just a thought. How many people walked by you on their hands today? My guess unless you went to the circus was zero.
In regards to “cardio”, the same is true. I hate the term cardio. Most of the people I saw in the gym the day…
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ACL prevention and ACL rehab just come down to good training!
The key to ACL Prevention is adding hops to the prevention. Medial and Lateral Hops with a stable landing should be a required exercise in any ACL injury prevention program.
Too many of the “canned” ACL prevention programs focus on jumps ( 2 legs) and neglect hops ( starting and landing on the same leg). For hops to truly be effective they must be done both medially ( toward the midline) and laterally ( away from the midline). The mechanism of injury is almost always a non-linear single leg landing or attempted deceleration. Hopping teaches the landing skills so vital in ACL prevention.
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Nice LA Times piece on Hilary Knight’s day with the Ducks.