Complete Conditioning for Ice Hockey Book with DVD
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Complete Conditioning for Ice Hockey Book with DVD

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You can improve your strength, speed, agility, and endurance by using the 125 sport-specific exercises and drills in Complete Conditioning for Ice Hockey. Peter Twist, NHL strength and conditioning coach, provides the best on- and off-ice training exercises and drills for getting into rock-hard hockey shape.

This fully illustrated guide includes:

  • 23 stretches for flexibility,
  • 8 on-ice activities for aerobic and anaerobic training,
  • 37 on- and off-ice strengthening exercises,
  • 35 drills and activities to develop quickness and agility, and
  • 22 speed-training drills to add power to skating.

Sample practice sessions and conditioning programs help players of all ages and skill levels maximize their training.

Numerous NHL stars, including Trevor Linden, Mike Peca, Jyrki Lumme, and Geoff Courtnall are featured in photos demonstrating exercises. All-stars Wayne Gretzky, Steve Larmer, Doug Gilmour, and others discuss what hockey conditioning has meant to their success, and they give tips to aspiring players.

Complete Conditioning for Ice Hockey will put you in top shape for today’s fast, physical game.

About the Author
Peter W. Twist, one of the foremost conditioning experts in North America, has coached hundreds of hockey players at all levels—from high school to the professional ranks. He also has instructed hundreds of national, international, and professional athletes in a variety of other sports, including football, soccer, tennis, and basketball. Twist is the owner of Twist Conditioning Incorporated and Peter Twist’s Conditioning and Athlete Development Camps.

Twist, who earned his MPE degree in coaching science from the University of British Columbia, is president of the Professional and Collegiate Hockey Conditioning Coaches Association. He has lectured extensively on conditioning topics at academic conferences, hockey seminars, and sports banquets.

Coauthor of The Physiology of Ice Hockey—A Testing and Training Manual, Twist has helped train such world-class athletes as NHL stars Trevor Linden, Mark Messier, and Pavel Bure and NBA great Hakeem Olajuwon. Twist also has helped numerous over-30 athletes to become quicker and more agile and to extend their careers. A passionate teacher, Twist lectures to university undergraduate and graduate classes, academic conference audiences, and sport-camp participants. He is the author of numerous articles on player development and conditioning.

Twist is also regional director for the British Columbia branch of the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and a member of the National Institute of Speed, Agility and Quickness.

Words of Praise
"Peter Twist is an outstanding strength and conditioning coach for hockey players, as he has shown with the Canucks. Our players and coaches believe his program is the best. Whether you’re in junior hockey or the pros. Complete Conditioning for Ice Hockey is your guide to better conditioning and better performance on the ice."
Glen Hanlon
Assistant Coach, Vancouver Canucks

"Peter’s dedication to and knowledge of player conditioning is evident in Complete Conditioning for Ice Hockey. If you want to be your best, learn and use the exercises, workouts, and programs he prescribes."
Mike Peca
Center, Buffalo Sabres

Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Fitness Basics For Hockey
Chapter 2. Flexibility
Chapter 3. Aerobic and Anaerobic Training
Chapter 4. Strength Training
Chapter 5. Quickness and Agility Training
Chapter 6. Speed Training
Chapter 7. Nutrition
Chapter 8. Conditioning for Every Season

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Comments: Excellent book; as someone who can't get to the rink all the time, it provides very good workouts for off-ice training. Very well written and I highly recommend it for anyone who wants to improve their game.
From: Rob, Eugene, OR

Comments: I own the book and there is some good info in here, I should probably read it more often because lately my workout routine is lagging
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