Post-Game Lifting, Training Into Your 70’s & Book Tips For Aspiring Strength Coaches
Haven't done a Q&A in a while.
Let's rectify the situation.
DJ, spin that plate!
QUESTION: What are your thoughts on lifting after a hockey game? Would you recommend this or not?
ANSWER: It's a viable option. If the schedule works in our favor, we sometimes do that with my players after home games as well.
This will give you an extra day off for recovery between practice and games, which is something you don't want to overlook - especially later during the season when maximizing rest becomes a top priority.
QUESTION: If you could only do 5 exercises for the rest of your life, what would they be?
ANSWER: If I were to answer today, my list would include:
* Sumo deadlift off blocks
* Bench press with Slingshot
* Hang power clean
* Farmer's walk
* 1 arm dumbell row
Then again, I probably won't be doing heavy barbell lifting into my 70's (or maybe I will, who knows?)...
So my modified list would look like this:
* Rear-foot elevated split squat
* Hill sprints
* Neutral grip chin-up
* Ring push-up
* 1 arm dumbbell row
QUESTION: What would be your TOP 3 training books or resources for an aspiring strength and conditioning coach who wants to work with hockey players?
ANSWER: Very difficult to pick only three since I've read or watched so many good ones, but here goes...
* New Functional Training for Sports by Mike Boyle
* The Complete Athletic Strength Development System by Joe DeFranco and James Smith
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