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Power Play Breakouts and Double Double With a Drop

Power Play Breakouts and Double Double With a Drop

To begin, the coach shoots the puck into the corner. The five players for the power play team are on the blue line. The five players then break out using one of the following patterns. read more
Protect the Puck and Shoot for the Goalie

Protect the Puck and Shoot for the Goalie

1. The forward protects the puck for 15 seconds and then drives for the net and shoots. read more
Neutral Zone Puck Exchange

Neutral Zone Puck Exchange

1. Player 1 and player 2 skate toward the center circle, staying on their own sides of the center line. read more
A Typical Practice

A Typical Practice

A typical practice should include work on skill development, team play, and conditioning. For younger players (under 10 years old), the team should focus more on the basic skills of skating, passing, shooting, and puck control, with less emphasis on team systems. read more
Posttraining nutrient strategies

Posttraining nutrient strategies

The intake of fuel within 45 minutes of training can help optimize the recovery of energy stores, which is important for repairing muscle and maintaining a healthy immune system in athletes. read more
Individual barriers to physical activity influence behavior

Individual barriers to physical activity influence behavior

Costs and barriers associated with a behavior have been recognized as important influences on that behavior since theories about how people make decisions began to proliferate in the 1950s (Janis and Mann 1977). read more
Eight Principles to Prepare the Muscles for Fighting

Eight Principles to Prepare the Muscles for Fighting

It is understood that when you do strength training, the strength you gain in the gym will translate into improved performance in the ring. read more
The Six Major Benefits of Maximum Interval Training

The Six Major Benefits of Maximum Interval Training

Interval training has been used by athletes for over a century, but only recently has it become a mainstream concept for developing overall fitness among athletes, coaches, and fitness enthusiasts. While there are a number of different forms of interval training, the purpose of each is the same—to get the benefits of aerobic training, anaerobic training, and even strength training in a short, intense period of time. read more
Integrating Functional Training Into Your Training Plan

Integrating Functional Training Into Your Training Plan

Each sport-specific program in chapter 9 includes three types of workouts: a conditioning day, a strength day, and a power or power-endurance day. A beginning athlete should perform the conditioning day two or three times per week for two to four weeks and then move on to the strength program. read more
Case Study: Diabetes and Obesity with Osteoarthrosis

Case Study: Diabetes and Obesity with Osteoarthrosis

"I intend to live into my 90s but I can’t get there unless I’m dancing." A 52-year-old woman with type 2 diabetes was referred for help on lifestyle. She had a family history of diabetes and tended toward a centripetal/abdominal fat distribution pattern associated with high CV risk. read more
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