Complete Conditioning for Ice Hockey

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Human Kinetics, 1997 - Sports & Recreation - 236 pages
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You can improve your strength, speed, agility, and endurance by using the 125 sport-specific exercises and drills in >Complete Conditioning for Ice Hockey>. Peter Twist, NHL strength and conditioning coach, provides the best on- and off-ice training exercises and drills for getting into rock-hard hockey shape.This fully illustrated guide includes:- 23 stretches for flexibility,- 8 on-ice activities for aerobic and anaerobic training,- 37 on- and off-ice strengthening exercises,- 35 drills and activities to develop quickness and agility, and- 22 speed-training drills to add power to skating.Sample practice sessions and conditioning programs help players of all ages and skill levels maximize their training.Numerous NHL stars, including Trevor Linden, Mike Peca, Jyrki Lumme, and Geoff Courtnall are featured in photos demonstrating exercises. All-stars Wayne Gretzky, Steve Larmer, Doug Gilmour, and others discuss what hockey conditioning has meant to their success, and they give tips to aspiring players.>Complete Conditioning for Ice Hockey> will put you in top shape for today's fast, physical game.

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Peter Twist is the strength and conditioning coach for the Vancouver Canucks and president of the Professional & Collegiate Hockey Conditioning coaches Association. The co-editor of the Journal of Hockey Conditioning and Player Development and author of Complete Conditioning for Hockey. Twist is a frequent guest lecturer at conferences, seminars, coaching clinics, and undergraduate and graduate courses on topics such as coaching, conditioning, injury rehabilitation, and nutrition.

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