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2017

The Traits Successful Female Hockey Players Bring to the Gym

| by Kyle Kokotailo of Relentless Hockey Training I’m not a female hockey player, (hopefully that’s obvious). But let me give you some context into why this article was written. Over the past two years, on average, I’ve worked with over 120 elite…

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2017

Understanding the importance of diet

  The human body is composed of water, bones, muscles and fat. The proper and perfect balance of all these components will give an athlete the edge when playing his game. If you are not at the right weight your…

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2017

Sleep might be the next performance‑enhancer

  By: Bob Kowalski    Athletes constantly try to find any edge — using technology, nutrition, training and sometimes chemistry to get a step ahead of their competition. The newest performance-enhancer might be the oldest: sleep. Researchers in the United…

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2017

Four Weeks To A Better Player

Take The Right Steps To Improving Your Game and Yourself By: Ricki Dugdale This article was first published in the late summer, but I thought the information would be better shared at this time of the year. Another hockey season…

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2017

How players go from ‘skinny fat’ to lean, mean NHL machines

Hockey players require a long healing process for their broken bodies before they can even think about training hard.  By: Ronnie Shuker   Imagine four weeks of acupuncture, saunas and hot tubs. There are yoga, Pilates, meditation and tai chi…

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2017

Can you guess the one thing that most elite athletes have in common?

by John O’Sullivan     In January, my e-mail and social media accounts lit up with a simple image first shared with me on Twitter by @ohiovarsity. It’s amazing because the image portrays something that is widely known among experts, widely…

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2017

My Brother Dave

By: Paul Holmgren Team President / Philadelphia Flyers When I was 12, I asked my parents to send me to a week-long hockey camp at Bemidji State University. The school is three hours away from where we lived on the…

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2017

Athletes: Focus on What YOU Control – Preparation, Effort & Attitude

By Stephen Walker, PhD       Athlete’s Dilemma: With So Many Variables in Training – Overwhelm is a Common Occurrence Not too long ago Podium Sports Journal conducted an interview with Dr. Sam Maniar, former staff Sport Psychologist with The Ohio State University.  In…

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2016

On to the Mental Side

By Ben Scrivens, Goaltender   We, the goaltenders’ union, do ourselves a huge disservice with how we mentally approach our position. How can we expect anyone to take us seriously when we’re the most superstitious players around? Why should we…

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2016

Sports Nutrition For Hockey Players

  There is a new on-line service for hockey players, known as the Hockey Nutrition Network ( see http://www.hockeynutritionnetwork.org ). Pearle Nerenberg has been a good friend over the years, and has supplied several articles for our newsletters. A few…

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