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Complete Conditioning for Hockey

Complete Conditioning for Hockey

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    Hockey 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
    Throughout, you’ll find more than 145 exercises, each with progressions and variations, to optimize your training in order to continue your development season after season. The position-specific guidelines will help to personalize training to your skill set, experience level, and role on the team. Training plans provide specific information and exercises for the off-season, preseason, in-season, and postseason to ensure optimal peaking and recovery.

    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.

    Audience

    Serious hockey players (high school and above), hockey coaches, and strength and conditioning professionals and personal trainers who work with hockey players.

    Table of Contents

    Chapter 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

    About the Author

    Ryan van Asten is the director of sports performance for the Calgary Flames and has been the head strength and conditioning coach for the organization for the past seven years.

    Prior to joining the Flames, van Asten spent three seasons as the head strength and conditioning coach of the Los Angeles Kings, winning Stanley Cups in 2012 and 2014. He was also the head strength and conditioning coach and coordinator for Hockey Canada and the Canadian Sport Centre–Calgary, where he was part of the 2010 Olympic gold medal–winning women's hockey team. In addition, van Asten was fortunate to be a part of three world championship teams and 10 World Cup winners in hockey and luge.

    At the University of Calgary van Asten earned a master of science degree in exercise physiology. He also holds a bachelor of science degree in life sciences and a bachelor of physical and health education degree from Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario. He holds the Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist credential from the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA).

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