Note: I wrote this article back in 2015.
While I still use many of the same methods and principles explained below with my hockey players, the workout plan feels outdated to me.
I'm always tweaking and testing my strength program to give better results to athletes. That's why workouts from a few years back won't be as effective as what I'm doing today.
Access my latest, updated off-ice training programs here:
During the final week of my internship under Kevin Neeld at Endeavor Sports Performance last year, I was given the assignment of writing a 12-week off-season training program for an imaginary teenage hockey player and one for a pro level hockey player.
After putting pen on paper, Kevin proceeded to
roast question me for an hour in his office about why I chose specific exercises, sets/reps/rest periods, tempos and everything else involved in designing a comprehensive strength training plan.
Having to defend my view points to a much more knowledgeable and experienced strength coach was definitely a great learning experience and increased my confidence in being able to rationalize my training philosophy and methods to just about anyone.
I’ve had a few people, both online and in person, ask me about off-season hockey training – so I thought I’d use this article to give those of you interested a glimpse into how we train.Continue Reading