At age 40, Matt Cullen is the oldest player skating in the NHL Conference Finals. But he’s not just filling shifts, he’s making an impact. The former Moorhead High School star notched a goal in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals, helping Pittsburgh top Ottawa 7-0 to take a 3-2 lead in the best-of-7 … Continue reading Cullen making his mark with defending Stanley Cup champs
Cullen making his mark with defending Stanley Cup champs
Preparation is key to proper squat movement
By Jordan Soukup, CSCS “Many roads lead to Rome” – James Smith This quote serves as a simple reminder that there are a variety of means and methods that can be used to help athletes improve. The same could be said of a warm-up. There are multitudes of variations that can be used to prepare … Continue reading Preparation is key to proper squat movement
Strength training and Olympic lifting for youth athletes: Is it safe?
By Chris Rivinius, CSCS Common questions a parent may ask when determining to enroll their youngster into a formal strength and conditioning program: Is strength training safe for my young athlete? When should an athlete begin resistance training? Can strength training actually stunt my son/daughters growth? Will it make my son or daughter big and … Continue reading Strength training and Olympic lifting for youth athletes: Is it safe?
Conditioning for team-sport athletes
By Nick Jolliffe, CSCS As trainers, coaches, parents, and athletes it is important to understand the physiology of team sports and design conditioning programs that stress the appropriate energy systems. Most team sports consist of repeated periods of high-intensity activity with limited rest between each. This high-intensity activity consists of acceleration, deceleration, and change of … Continue reading Conditioning for team-sport athletes
Three keys to improving foot speed
By Mike Salwei, CSCS, USA-WSPC, CF-L1 “Mike, I talked to coach last night and he said I need to improve my foot speed!” I have been very fortunate to spend my entire working career in the strength and conditioning field. During this time I have had the pleasure working with extremely motivated athletes who are … Continue reading Three keys to improving foot speed