Increase strength to carry the puck through traffic. Pack more power when checking an opponent. Improve quickness and agility and create angles for higher-percentage shots. Complete Conditioning for Hockey shows you how to achieve all of these performance goals and more!
Hockey players are bigger, faster, and stronger than ever before. This special book and DVD package features a comprehensive training approach that will build players’ physical abilities as well as the hockey-specific skills required for skating, puck handling, passing, shooting, and body checking. The book contains assessment tests for determining a player’s fitness status along with specific programs designed to improve balance, quickness, agility, speed, and strength. The DVD puts the training into action, demonstrating key tests, exercises, and drills from the book.
With specific guidelines for seasonal workouts, Complete Conditioning for Hockey provides a multidimensional training approach that will show you how to get the most from your time in the gym and on the ice.
Key to Diagrams
Chapter 1. Conditioning for Hockey Performance
Chapter 2. Tests for Hockey Fitness
Chapter 3. Dynamic Warm-Up and Flexibility
Chapter 4. Base Conditioning
Chapter 5. Strength and Power
Chapter 6. Balance
Chapter 7. Quickness
Chapter 8. Agility and Reactivity
Chapter 9. Speed
Chapter 10. Constructing Optimal Workouts
Chapter 11. Year-Round Conditioning
About the Author
Peter Twist is the former strength and conditioning coach for the Vancouver Canucks and is currently president of Twist Conditioning Incorporated (www.sportconditioning.com), a company with athlete conditioning centers; one-on-one and team training; a line of 250 sport conditioning products; and sport conditioning specialist certifications delivered by Twist Master Coaches throughout Canada, the United States, Australia, and the United Kingdom. A frequent guest lecturer at international fitness conferences and coaching clinics, Twist delivers workshops on sport conditioning to personal trainers, conditioning coaches, sport coaches, and medical professionals around the globe.
An NSCA-certified strength and conditioning specialist with a master's degree in coaching science from the University of British Columbia, Twist served as president of the Hockey Conditioning Coaches Association, editor of the Journal of Hockey Conditioning, and NSCA provincial director for British Columbia. Twist lives in North Vancouver with his wife Julie, daughters Zoe and Mackenzie, and dogs Rico and Loosy.