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Excerpt — Hockey Anatomy

Executing the Heiden Squat

Hockey, and specifically skating, relies on joint angles. The Heiden squat puts the lower extremities into an extreme position.

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Strength, power, speed, and agility on the ice

Strength—resisting or imposing a force—is essential for a variety of reasons and critical to the success of hockey athletes.

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The anatomy of flying

A player will experience multiple changes of tempo when playing. It is important to be able to change tempo and achieve maximum speed as quickly as possible, but it is also important to improve that top speed.

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