Applied Sport Science in Professional Ice Hockey


May 4, 2018

Applied Sport Science in Professional Ice Hockey with Eric Renaghan – SimpliFaster

What methods work best for training speed with professional ice hockey players? How can the strength coach use data in the team’s fitness program? What injury patterns are common in hockey? This week’s Freelap Friday Five talks to Eric Renaghan of the St. Louis Blues about the unique demands of training in the NHL.

Firstbeat Sports Stress and Recovery Feature Allows True Big Picture Player Monitoring – Firstbeat

London, England, May 3, 2018 — At the 2018 HRV Summit, in front of over 250 gathered professionals and speakers from Arsenal and Eintracht Frankfurt, Firstbeat today announced the addition of Stress and Recovery monitoring to the Firstbeat Sports platform. This new feature allows athletes and coaches to observe

Force-Velocity Curves – the Good, the Bad, the Ugly – Complementary Training

The force-velocity relationship is central to many theories of training, as well as in various practical approaches. For instance, in Zatsiorsky’s “Science and Practice of Strength Training” (1) – which, in my opinion, is one of the few Eastern European manuals that’s actually comprehensible by us ‘westerns’ – there is a pretty figure (see below) which shows that various types of training have various effects on an athlete’s force-velocity curve.

Do Your Athletes Have an Explosive Strength Deficit? – SimpliFaster

The Dynamic Strength Index, a measurement that compares maximal force with ballistic force, is one of the most underrated metrics in strength and conditioning. It’s a straightforward measurement that forces coaches to ask how well their athletes apply their strength in the weight room to faster sporting action.

The Supplements Experts Take

“Supplements are notoriously unreliable,” says Kyle Pfaffenbach, nutrition consultant for the Brooks Beasts track club. Research shows there are plenty of reasons to avoid them, including the possibility for contamination, bad ingredient lists, and the likelihood that you could be giving your body too much of a good thing.

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