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Science of Hockey Skating

DVD 2 of 10  -  1 Hr 36 Min of Instruction

This second DVD in the series shows how the biomechanical technique is different for all the skating sports and leads us through the KEY to the whole series the 5 part model for hockey skating or powerskating.  The bulk of this DVD gathers all the scientific research on the hockey stride and show the principle factors that determine hockey skating speed.  Then, the DVD finishes with a high light presentation of strength, speed, power, overspeed, conditioning and acceleration exercises. 

1.    All Skating Strokes Are Not the Same

       A.   Figure Skating
       B.   Speed Skating
       C.   Inline Skating/Inline Hockey           
       D.   Hockey Skating

2.    Five-Part Model for Hockey Skating
       A.  Technique
       B.  Strength/Resistance
       C.  Power/Plyometrics
       D.  Overspeed/Assistance
       E.   Conditioning

        A.  Biomechanical Factors
             1.  Stride Length
                  A.  Knee Flexion
                       1.  Support leg stability
                       2.  Biomechanical Alignment
                       3.  Ankle Flexion
                  B.  Leg Extension – stride length
                       1.  Rotation of the Pelvis
                       2.  Knee extension
                       3.  Plantar flexion
                  C.  Stride width
                       1.  Abduction of the leg
                       2.  Extension of the leg to the back
                  D.  Angle of the Trunk
             2.  Stride Frequency
                  A.  Stride Rate
                  B.  Quicker return of the skate to ice
                  C.  Foot Placement
                       1.  Quicker set of the inside edge
                       2.  Foot Recovery
                       3.  Free Speed
                  D.  Arm Swing
             3.  Push-off Force
                  A.  Forward lean of the body
                  B.  Greater angle of the skate into ice
                  C.  Strength and power of the player
                       1.  Ten strides
                       2.  Force plates
        B.  Muslce firing sequence
        C.  Dryland Training for Techinque


        A.  Definition
        B.  Dryland methods
        C.  On-ice methods of training


        A.  History
        B.  Definition
        C.  On-ice Plyometrics
        D.  Top speed/acceleration/radar gun

        A.  History
        B.  Definition
        C.  Bungee Cord
        D.  Hockey Treadmill

        A.  Aerobic
        B.  Anaerobic
        C.  Heart Rate monitors


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