Two Simple Exercises to Skate Faster

Two Simple Exercises to Skate Faster

Speed on the ice is defined by stride length times stride frequency. To improve your speed, you must improve one of these two factors. Improving strength and power in the lower body will aid in the improvement of frequency and is a particularly important aspect of off...

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4 Tips to a Faster Recovery

4 Tips to a Faster Recovery

As sports kick into high gear with more practices and games being played, an emphasis on recovery will be a key element to maintaining performance while staving off injuries. As much as we think playing sports builds muscles, they actually break them down when they...

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Common Hockey Injuries and How to Prevent Them

Common Hockey Injuries and How to Prevent Them

In a high velocity, contact sport such as ice hockey, injuries are bound to occur. NHL players can reach speeds of over 20 mph on the ice and a puck can be shot at over 100 mph. With players ranging in size, the amount of force created in a check or simply skating or...

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Building a Stronger and More Stable Hockey Player

Building a Stronger and More Stable Hockey Player

We often see social media posts of athletes lifting massive weights in an attempt to get bigger muscles. Many young hockey players see these posts and want to do the same – get huge muscles because they think it will make them better hockey players. Well...

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Improving Leg Strength in Figure Skaters

Improving Leg Strength in Figure Skaters

The sport of figure skating demands strength, power, balance and stability from the lower body during competition, not to mention the endurance of a four and a half minute long or free skate program. A skaters legs need to be strong enough to perform edgework and...

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Keep Fit During the Pandemic

Keep Fit During the Pandemic

The pandemic has affected youth sports and the activity levels in California like nothing we have ever seen before. State regulations allow for “training” with restrictions, although many teams continue to practice and play games out of state. While some are trying to...

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Effective Goal Setting

Effective Goal Setting

Goal setting: a method of accomplishing a certain standard of ability on a targeted task within a specific amount of time. It is important that your goals are SMART. Why? Ineffective goal setting creates a pattern of haphazard, wasteful attempts toward a task that...

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Precision Nutrition: Paleo Pros/Cons

Precision Nutrition: Paleo Pros/Cons

Examining the Pros and Cons of the Paleo Diet From the Experts at Precision Nutrition Unless you’ve been living in an actual cave, you’ve probably heard all about the Paleo – or “caveman” – diet. Maybe you’ve even tried it. A little meat here, some fresh veggies...

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Treating Lace Bite in Skaters

Treating Lace Bite in Skaters

Lace bite can be a debilitating condition affecting both hockey players and figure skaters. The condition is an irritation in the front of the ankle that can affect the skin and tendons. The cause of lace bite is pressure placed on the anterior ankle from either the...

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