Tag: Hockey


Kevin Neeld on Hockey and Performance Training

Kevin Neeld is the President, COO, and Director of Athletic Development at Endeavor Sports Performance in New Jersey. He is one of the top trainers in the hockey world and shares his thoughts below on specific hockey player training issues and problems, developing a solid warm-up routine, as well as what young coaches need to…


Lessons in Sedin-ery

In my latest post for the Vancouver Canucks, I take a look at the four best plays from the first half of this season. Unsurprisingly, all four of them involve a certain set of Swedish twins. …


Hockey Training Advice from Conor Doherty

Hockey and training are two passions of mine, which is why I was excited to talk about both of them with Conor Doherty. Conor is a strength coach based out of Dryden, Ontario at Star Factory Fitness. In out wide-ranging interview, he shares his thoughts on in-season and off-season differences, common mistakes, and particular exercises…

Andy O'Brien

Talking Hockey and Training with Strength Coach Andy O’Brien

Andy O’Brien is widely regarded as one of the top strength coaches in the sports industry. And thanks to a strong relationship with the best hockey player on the planet (Sidney Crosby, in case you were wondering), he has built up a stable of NHL stars who work with him every off-season. His training approach…

Who are the Fittest Players in the NHL?

Being fit isn’t the only prerequisite to being a good hockey player. Over the years, many players have had long and productive careers while not working out or eating as well as they potentially could have. And there have also been gym rats and fitness fanatics who haven’t been able to stick in the NHL. However,…

How to Make Your Training More “Hockey Specific”

You may not score 60 goals in the NHL any time soon, but you can learn a lot from how Steven Stamkos trains….