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By: Premier Strength  09-12-2011
Keywords: Athletes

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September 25th, 2011

I believe that it is extremely important for Hockey Players to continue their training program during the season.  We see evidence of this every year with the NCAA Collage players that we train, these athletes are always among the top performers at Premier Strength.  There In-season training programs that they follow at school allow them to maintain Strength, Power, Speed, Agility, Quickness and Conditioning.  This is important not only to allow them to perform at the highest level during the season, but to also put them in a position to get better each off-season.  We see many of our athletes come back at the start of each off-season considerably weaker, slower, fatter or lighter etc. then where they finished the previous off-season.  This makes it difficult to continue to improve with each off-season training program.  We spend much of the off-season getting them back to where they were the previous year and if we are lucky they will gain a little more by the end of the training program.
Imagine a scenario where you start the off-season at almost the same place that you ended the previous year.  Your gains would be greater then every imagined and the results on the ice would be outstanding.  A good in-season program can make this possible.  A good in-season training program will also help you perform better on the ice by insuring proper RECOVERY, injury prevention, aiding in injury rehabilitation, and teaching proper nutrition.

Premier Strengths In-Season Training Program

When: Monday & Wednesday
Time: 330-530 pm
Where: Louie St.Laurent  High School Weight Room (11230 – 43 ave)
Duration: October 3 to December 21
Cost:  $600+ GST

Please forward this to any Elite Hockey Players that you think might benefit from this program.  You do not have to be a current Premier Strength Athlete.

Thanks
Barry Butt, BPE, CSCS, CEP

July 13th, 2011

Forwards  Skating  Assessment:

Forwards  Skating  Stride

90  Degree  Direction

Tight  Turns

Pro  Agility  Test

Defenseman  Skating  Assessment:

Backwards  Skating  Stride

90  Degree  Direction  Change

Backwards  to  Forwards  Transition

Pro  Agility  Test

The  pro  agility  assessment  is  the  same  assessment  used  by  Hockey  Canada,  where  an  athlete  is  required  to  do   multiple  forwards  to  backwards (and  backwards  to  forwards)  transitions  while  maintaining  puck  control  during  a  timed   event.

The  athlete  will  be  provided  a  CD  with  the  full  skating  mechanics  assessment  including  body  positions,  joint  angles,   and  time  to  complete  the skills.    The  assessment  will  highlight  strengths  and  weaknesses  in  the  athletes  skating  stride   as  well  as  help  to  provide  cues  for  technique correction.    The  athlete  will  also  be  scheduled  to  come  in  for  a  one  on   one  meeting  to  go  through  the  assessment  with  our  skating  mechanics expert.

Benefits:

Improved  skating  mechanics  and  efficiency

Improved  body  awareness

Improved  method  of  measuring  and  tracking  progress

Improved  method  for  athlete  comparison  (to  other  athletes  or  themselves  at  a  later  date)

The  full  assessment  cost  is  $175.00  plus  tax  which  includes  the  on  ice  filming  session,  CD,  and  player  meeting.    The   session  has  been  scheduled  forSaturday  August  6that  10:00  AM at  the  Argyll  Arena  and  will  be  limited  to  8   athletes.    The deadline  to  register for  the  skating  mechanics  assessment isSaturday  July  30th.    For  more   information,  please  visit  my  website  at   and  click  on  the  sample  project  located  on  the   homepage.  If  you  have  any  questions  or  are  interested  in  signing  up  for  the  Skating  Mechanics  Assessment,  please   contact  as  at  780-­932-­2903  or [email protected]

Thanks,

Brian  Shackel,  MSc,  BSc,  FMS,  MES
Founder  Making  Stridz  Athlete  Development

February 6th, 2011

Premier Strength offers programs for Elite players at all levels:

Thanks

Barry Butt, BPE, CSCS, CEP

January 6th, 2011

Congratulations SSAC Boston Pizza Athletics on Winning the Mac’s Cup Championship

Premier Strength Athletes:

Leighton Mclachlan
Cole Wedman
Marshall Donald
Keegan Lee
Connor Honey
Mark McCoy
Chris Lang
Cole Benson
Shelby Kostyshen
Dakota Conroy

Each of these athletes trained hard in the off-season to get to this point.  It is great to see that hard work payoff.

Great Job!!!

Barry

October 26th, 2010

I believe that it is extremely important for Hockey Players to continue their training program during the season.  We see evidence of this every year with the NCAA Collage players that we train, these athletes are always among the top performers at Premier Strength.  There In-season training programs that they follow at school allow them to maintain Strength, Power, Speed, Agility, Quickness and Conditioning.  This is important not only to allow them to perform at the highest level during the season, but to also put them in a position to get better each off-season.  We see many of our athletes come back at the start of each off-season considerably weaker, slower, fatter or lighter etc. then where they finished the previous off-season.  This makes it difficult to continue to improve with each off-season training program.  We spend much of the off-season getting them back to where they were the previous year and if we are lucky they will gain a little more by the end of the training program.
Imagine a scenario where you start the off-season at almost the same place that you ended the previous year.  Your gains would be greater then every imagined and the results on the ice would be outstanding.  A good in-season program can make this possible.  A good in-season training program will also help you perform better on the ice by insuring proper RECOVERY, injury prevention, aiding in injury rehabilitation, and teaching proper nutrition.

Premier Strengths In-Season Training Program

When: Monday & Wednesday
Time: 3-5 pm
Where: Louie St.Laurent  High School Weight Room (11230 – 43 ave)
Duration: Phase 1 –  November 1 to December 15
Cost: Phase 1 = $280 + GST

Please forward this to any Elite Hockey Players that you think might benefit from this program.  You do not have to be a current Premier Strength Athlete.

Thanks
Barry Butt, BPE, CSCS, CEP

October 15th, 2010

% Body fat – Down from 12.1% to 9.9%

Weight – Increase from 206 lb to 215lb

Lean Muscle Mass – Increased from 181 lbs to 193.7 lbs (14.7 lbs of lean muscle gained) in less then 16 weeks.

If you think the aesthetic gains are good, Marks performance gains were even better:

20 m Sprint – Dropped from 3.04 sec to 2.90 sec

Pro-Agility – Dropped from 4.60 sec to 4.18 sec

Squat Max – Increased from 315 lbs to 410 lbs

Bench Press Max – Increased from 225 lbs to 305 lbs

Our goal at Premier Strength is to turn every Hockey Player who chooses to train with us into a better athlete.  We believe that if we can accomplish this goal greater performance will be realized on the ice.  Mark definitely accomplished this goal and is now reaping the rewards in his performance.

As always we would like to thank Mark and all of our athletes for choosing to work with us and for your dedication to the program.

Barry

The information in this article was current at 06 Dec 2011

Keywords: Athletes

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