Complete Conditioning for Hockey
BookHockey players are stronger, quicker, and more agile than ever before. To compete and win in today’s game requires superior stamina and strength. Complete Conditioning for Hockey can help get you there with a year-round training plan that will get you primed for a winning season.
Author Ryan van Asten, one of the game’s leading strength and conditioning coaches, shares the same approach he’s used with top athletes and teams at the professional and national levels—including NHL Stanley Cup winners, Canada’s Olympic gold medal–winning women’s hockey team, and multiple world championship teams. Complete Conditioning for Hockey covers every aspect of physical preparation, including these:
- Movement optimization
- Endurance and stamina
- Functional strength and power
- Acceleration and speed
- Change of direction and reactivity
- Recovery and injury risk reduction
Complete Conditioning for Hockey also features a detailed analysis of player movement and conditioning needs, taking the process of physical preparation for hockey to a whole new level.
CE exam available! For certified professionals, a companion continuing education exam can be completed after reading this book. The Complete Conditioning for Hockey Online CE Exam may be purchased separately or as part of the Complete Conditioning for Hockey With CE Exam package that includes both the book and the exam.
AudienceSerious hockey players (high school and above), hockey coaches, and strength and conditioning professionals and personal trainers who work with hockey players.
Table of ContentsChapter 1. Physical Demands of Ice Hockey
Chapter 2. Assessing and Monitoring Hockey Fitness and Movement
Chapter 3. Optimizing Movement Capacity
Chapter 4. Energy Systems Development
Chapter 5. Systemic Strengthening
Chapter 6. Training for Functional Power
Chapter 7. Training for Acceleration and Speed
Chapter 8. Change of Direction and Reactivity
Chapter 9. Recovery and Reducing Injury Risk
Chapter 10. Technological Advances
Chapter 11. Yearly Training Plan and Program Development
Chapter 12. Postseason Training
Chapter 13. Off-Season Training
Chapter 14. Preseason Training
Chapter 15. In-Season Training