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    DVD's/E-books most helpful to puck players?

    I was looking through the online store - with some quite nice deals I should add - and I was wondering which products would be best for hockey players, and which one(s) I should start with to begin.

    Thank you.

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    tc0710
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    I have done pretty in depth reviews of all the products in the Reviews and Recommendatins section:

    http://www.charliefrancis.com/commun...splay.php?f=23

    I know CF has worked with some great hockey players but not knowing the sport i couldn't tell you what modifications he makes apart from that there is a lot of short work and then a fair amount of tempo.

    Someone else who lives in a country where hockey is played (i assume ice hockey) might be able to help.

    Cheers,

    TC

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    Most people think that you have to adapt a whole new form of training for certain sports when there is really no need to. Sprint training is applicable to almost all sports and it should be thought of as a general means of improvement. With sprint training, you are teaching your body to produce the most amount of force as quickly as possible. This coupled with the general endurance aspects of tempo, leaves you above and beyond any training system designed specifically for certain a certain sport.

    Although specific sport activities have to be brought into training, such as shooting, passing, puckhandling.. it would be best to follow Charlie Francis material to get the best knowledge on how to train. Check the store for DVD's and E-books.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blinky
    Most people think that you have to adapt a whole new form of training for certain sports when there is really no need to. Sprint training is applicable to almost all sports and it should be thought of as a general means of improvement. With sprint training, you are teaching your body to produce the most amount of force as quickly as possible. This coupled with the general endurance aspects of tempo, leaves you above and beyond any training system designed specifically for certain a certain sport.

    Although specific sport activities have to be brought into training, such as shooting, passing, puckhandling.. it would be best to follow Charlie Francis material to get the best knowledge on how to train. Check the store for DVD's and E-books.
    So as far as my skating speed goes, would I be a better skater with better sprint form, a better start, and better mechanics? I'm just curious how much of sprinting can be applied to skating. I realize there is a coralation as I have been doing some sprint training all fall.

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    Clemson
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    Read anything by Peter Twist...he was the conditioning coach in Vancouver and is training is unreal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clemson
    Read anything by Peter Twist...he was the conditioning coach in Vancouver and is training is unreal.
    Be nice Clemson He might actually take you seriously

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    Hey - Clemson is right. Twist's stuff is unreal. He makes it up - from nothing.

    One guy told me that Twist would go for hikes in the mountains and take a tape recorder with him to record new great ideas that would come to him in the fresh mountain air. Isn't the air thinner in the mountains? Hmmmm....

    I thought good ideas came from working with athletes day-to-day over the years. And possibly speaking to proven coaches with actual results. Not hiking.

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    But on a serious note - Joe Horrigan and Doc Kreis put together a hockey training book, and also mentioned Charlie's influence. I think it's called, "Strength and Conditioning and Injury Prevention for Hockey" - McGraw Hill is the publisher.

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    Clemson
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    Rocky Mountain High.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hockechamp14
    So as far as my skating speed goes, would I be a better skater with better sprint form, a better start, and better mechanics? I'm just curious how much of sprinting can be applied to skating. I realize there is a coralation as I have been doing some sprint training all fall.
    Yes you would be a better skater with better sprinting form. There are so many factors at work though that it would be tough to explain.

    -With greater core strength you could hold a better skating position for longer with less fatigue.

    -Tempo will improve your work capacity and endurance. Which will help when your skating form breaks down because of fatigue.

    Overall you will see huge improvments in hockey with sprint training.

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