Tag: strength

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…

Talking Training & Nutrition with Strength Coach Dave Orton

Dave Orton is an Ontario-based trainer who works with a wide variety of athletes, including professionals in hockey, lacrosse, and football. He is very passionate and knowledgeable about athletic performance, strength training, and nutrition and diet planning and execution. Read on for more from a very interesting interview….


Six Great Core Exercises

  The key to building a strong core is to train it properly. However, most people waste time with pointless and/or potentially dangerous exercises. Here are six exercises that will challenge your core in a safe and effective manner (that doesn’t mean they will be easy, though)….

Talking Hockey & Training with Ben Prentiss

Martin St. Louis. James van Riemsdyk. Matt Moulson. Max Pacioretty. Jonathan Quick. Brad Richards. Torey Krug. Ryan Shannon. Cam Atkinson. These guys train at Prentiss Hockey Performance each summer in order to get better.  Why? You would struggle to try and find a strength coach more passionate and knowledgeable about working with hockey players than…

An Interview with Anaheim Ducks Strength Coach Sean Skahan

Continuing my interview series with NHL strength & conditioning coaches, I spoke with Anaheim Ducks coach Sean Skahan (@SeanSkahan) last week. Sean has been working with the Ducks for a decade, having including the Stanley Cup championship in 2006-07. We discussed the changes in training hockey players over the past decade, who the fittest Ducks…