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SPEED and ACCELERATION are what makes players DOMINATE!!

Great hockey players almost ALWAYS have it. It is called EXPLOSIVE ACCELERATION or FIRST STRIDE POWER!! When I made the Hockey Speed and Power hockey training manuals these two things were what the whole training program revolved around. WHY? Because through my years as a professional player and strength and conditioning coach I witnessed just […]

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Speed, Acceleration, Strength can be improved DRAMATICALLY from a YOUNG age!!!!

I have written a few times before about how I trained Matt Duchene from the time he was 9. Matt was a good young player but not a superstar. What turned him in to one was training properly from a very young age. We worked on his speed and acceleration and fast twitch fibers with […]

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Why train Hockey Specifically from a young age?

Many players and parents think after their winter season is over spring and summer hockey is the best way to improve-nothing could be further from the truth. I have mentioned many times Matt Duchene started at age 9 with my training. He is the FASTEST PLAYER IN THE WORLD AND STARTING TO TRAIN THE HOCKEY […]

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Core Strength Training for Hockey

Most people have heard of core strength training but really don’t know what it means and how important it is. It is so important to hockey training that I have included six different core training routines in the Hockey Speed and Power Manuals. Core training involves much more then situps and crunches. Most effective core […]

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Columbia University Study Proves Light weight Training Safe and Effective for Young Athletes

There have been many studies done on the safety and effectiveness of light weight training, as well as speed, agility and body weight exercises. The prestigious Columbia University recently released findings over a 4 year experiment. I could go in to great details regarding the study but the results were “that when proper form and […]

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Time to get FAST for your Christmas tournament and Playoffs

Many players do some non-hockey specific training in the summer and think that is enough. Not even close!!! You need to be following a professionally designed , hockey specific workout plan all year. The off-season workouts are longer and intense while the in-season are shorter in duration with similar intensity. Hockey training is very complex […]

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Indiduals and teams using In-Season Manual with Great Success

Hockey Speed and Power has always been a great off-season training manual used to incresae skating speed, power, first stride explosiveness, core strength and anaerobic conditioning.  It has become a much better manual since the in-season section at the end has been added.  Now you have a year round, easy to follow and safe product […]

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Get Your Manual and Do On and Off-Ice Training with Kevin Miehm-email kevinmiehm@rogers.com

I constantly write about the extreme importance of off-ice training year round for young aspiring players.  Now you can have the best of both.  I am offering on and off-ice speed , puck handling, shooting, acceleration and offensive creativity sessions.  As a 15 year former NHL and European Elite League Player and OHL All Star […]

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