Training

Off Ice Sports Performance Training Lengthens Ice Hockey Career!

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A nice article talking about how Craig’s hard work and dedication have paid off in improving his sports performance where it matters most, on the ice.  I’ve been fortune to work with Craig for over three years and his influence on the atmosphere is something that can’t be measured.  Though he and RJ Umberger share […]

Training

Ice Hockey Coaches Want Athletes

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Ice Hockey- Athletes Wanted If I said it once, I’ve said it 100 times that ice hockey players should also be athletes not specialist.  Early specialization impedes the development of athletic ability which impedes sports performance down the road.  It also in the cause of easily avoided over use injuries as stated here in a recent article the I […]

motivation and success

Strength Training = hard work?

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Strength Training Made Easy? For those of you that know of Buddy Morris, you know that strength doesn’t come easy nor does improving sports performance.  He’s the Godfather of the strength coach world despite growing into a coach of physical preparation.  He has some interesting thoughts and they are a big “controversial” actually hard hitting about […]

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Cutting Edge Sports Performance Training…. and Recovery!

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What’s more important,  Sports Performance Training or Recovery? The million dollar question: What’s more important,  Sports Performance Training or Recovery? Some that’s like the age old question, “What came first, the chicken or the egg?”  Omega Wave is a tool that being used by the brilliant and open minded physical preparation and fitness coaches to […]

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Sports Training- James Smith Sounds Off

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Some Truths About Sports Training This is from my friend and mentor and former Pittsburgh sports training except, James Smith.  He’s since moved to Portugal to work with Ruby.  This is from a Q&A section from elitefts.com.  He goes by “The Thinker” because he wasn’t permitted by his employer to use his real name in […]

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Russian Ice Hockey verse the US Hockey System

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Are the Russians Doing a Better Job at Sports Performance Training(specifically hockey)? I know that USA Ice Hockey’s USDM is pretty good and that they are making strides to improve the quality of our sports performance training and ice hockey system throughout the entire country.  Below is an outline of the Russian Ice Hockey system.  As you […]

Training

What it takes to achieve success as an athlete!

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Sport Performance Training Secrets Reflecting back on this past summer and the sports performance training at Umberger Performance, some situations leave me smiling feeling really good about the effort and progress made by some of my athletes and other situations leave me with a bad taste in my mouth.  Don’t get me wrong, all of […]