Hockey is a dynamic sport requiring a high level of fitness, shift to shift recovery, coordination, strength and balance. While minor hockey athletes may not require professional level off-season conditioning, playing yourself into shape is no longer accepted amongst coaches. A properly prepared body will lead to greater on-ice success, reduced injury and longevity, allowing you to safely play the sport you love. Learn from Coach Benson and benefit from the same innovative conditioning techniques used to train professional hockey athletes like Trevor Linden, Hiliary Pattenden, Markus Naslund, The Sedin's & Ben Walter. Get a headstart on your competition, build the habits which will help be successful for years to come and take your game to next level this year.
This athlete has limited previous instructed weight training, SAQ or conditioning experience. Athletes in the early stage of physical training and development require proper core and movement experiences in order to achieve high-level sport performance. During this phase a combination of competitive games, running, sprinting, and change of direction movements are used to create improved conditioning, movement mechanics and first step quickness. Strength training has a strong core emphasis and is designed to increase size, strength, & joint stability, while simultaneously removing muscle imbalances.
This athlete should have 4-6 months of consistent, previous experience in resistance training & conditioning. Programming is designed to increase lean body mass, strength, multidirectional first step power with the inclusion of sport specific skill execution and tactics. Athletes are partnered and trained according to position and partake in sport specific coordination and performance training. The athlete will be shown game day sport specific warm-up, cooldown & recovery techniques. Pre, post and game hydration / nutritional strategies will be introduced.
This athlete is physically mature, and should have previous experience with off-season training and drafted or playing college or pro level sport. During this phase of development, athletes are introduced to advanced strength, explosive power, conditioning and focus techniques. High amplitude plyometrics for power and heavy strength training for increased lean body mass are most often the focus of this athlete. All training and nutrition programs are highly periodized (yearly plan), sport specific and individualized to help each athlete turn weaknesses into strengths. To that end, athletes are assessed and prescribed position specific performance and rekinect training programs. Pre, post and game hydration / nutritional strategies will be refined to ensure optimal athletic performance.×
loss training and practice time is a primary reasons why athlete’s fail to succeed in sport. Have you suffered an injury while playing your sport? Do you have poor posture, soreness or a reoccurring injury to your foot, knee, groin, hip, shoulder or low back? Many athletes make the mistake of playing through & accepting pain during practice and off-season workouts.
If you have any of these issues, do you have a plan to help manage or overcome the associated muscle imbalances? nashFIT trainers use release, stretch and strengthening techniques to help athletes overcome acute and persistent musculoskeletal issues. Core ACTivation, Fascial Training, Trigger Point Therapy, Balanced Flexibility, & Yoga techniques will be used to help athletes ‘P'repair for and maximize their sport performance.
including 4 one on one training sessions, and an 8 week athletic / sports specific + rekinect training program tailored to meet your fitness and performance goals. In addition, athletes have the option to purchase a specially tailored 4 day pass gym membership.
your nashFIT trainer will meet with and assess your sport performance and nutritional needs. Your training program will be individualized to help you increase lean body mass, recover from injury, improve your overall athleticism, cardiovascular conditioning, first step quickness, explosive power, & or core strength.
A high percentage of inexplicable muscular pain, joint discomfort, postural deviations and muscle weakness are the result of myofascial trigger points (TP’s) and intramuscular myofascial adhesions (IMA’s). TP’s and IMA’s will lead to a wide variety of ailments; including muscular weakness & loss of flexibility causing sciatica, tennis elbow, carpel tunnel syndrome, low back, knee, pelvic, hip and shoulder pain. Other ailments including migraines, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), TMJD, angina, lack of sex drive & painful intercourse all can be relieved via treatment.
What is Trigger Point and Myofascial Bodywork? Fascia is a layer of connective tissue that surrounds muscles, bones and joints while providing protection and support and giving the body structure. These fascial layers are organized in specific interconnected tracts that exhibit tensile properties. When trigger points and dense adhesions do not exist, the fascia is free to move in multiple directions leading to freedom of movement. However due to dietary deficiencies, hormonal changes, emotional stress, repetitive task, overuse, strain/ injury or heavy loading (i.e. bodybuilding), knots or adhesions form within the fascia and between the muscles creating tension along the tract and resulting in possible stiffness and/or muscular imbalance. Myofascial massage and Trigger Point therapies both affect change to the fascia. Self (foam roller & small balls) and professionally administered techniques are aimed at removing knots / taut bands (i.e. trigger points) and adhesions and restoring improved movement and structural alignment.
A unique, complete and complementary system of table-based, assisted stretching, focusing on the fascia as the key element in achieving optimal flexibility, strength, performance and pain relief. Fascia is the connective tissue that surrounds & invests all structures of the body. The problem is the fascia will thicken & shorten when any of your tissues are under stress from poor posture, lack of exercise, injury, surgery, disease or over-training.
While many therapies can help these conditions, only FST can completely treat inflexible fascia at the deepest level - your joint capsule. After we help make all of your layers of fascia become more pliable and hydrated, then joint range of motion, muscular strength & flexibility immediately improves making it easier for you to train & maintain.