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Strength, conditioning, and injury prevention for hockey
Horrigan, Joseph M.
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Chicago : Contemporary Books, [2003]

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xxii, 244 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
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GV848.3 .H66 2003 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize

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A chiropractor and a strength and conditioning coach have collaborated on this book to produce a strength and conditioning programme for hockey players and coaches of all levels and leagues. In addition to a foreword by Luc Robitaille, eight-time NHL All-Star and future Hall of Famer, and endorsements from pros like Wayne Gretsky and Mario Lemieux, the book also contains up-to-date information and advice from sports medicine's most recognized specialists - from neurosurgeons to dentists to orthopaedics. A special chapter on head trauma is included to address the growing number of head traumas in the sport and how to prevent and treat them.

Author Notes

Joseph M. Horrigan, D.C., is the head speed-strength and conditioning coach for the Los Angeles Kings. He instructs and designs strength programs for NHL players, Olympic track-and-field athletes, and professional and Olympic volleyball players. He lives in Los Angeles
E. J. "Doc" Kreis, D.A., is the speed-strength and conditioning coach and the assistant athletic director at the University of Colorado. Kreis lives in Boulder, Colorado

Table of Contents

Forewordp. xi
Prefacep. xiii
Acknowledgmentsp. xv
Introductionp. xix
Part 1 Strength
1 Strength Trainingp. 3
2 Program Planning and Periodizationp. 37
3 Speed-Strengthp. 59
4 Exercisesp. 67
5 Modifying Training Because of Injury or Inexperiencep. 135
6 Plyometrics: Lower-Body Explosivenessp. 145
7 Recoveryp. 159
Part 2 Conditioning
8 Anaerobic and Aerobic Conditioningp. 165
9 Dehydration and Rehydrationp. 181
Part 3 Injuries
10 Injury Patternsp. 193
Conclusionp. 223
Referencesp. 225
Indexp. 237