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Plyometrics: The Missing Piece of your Ice Hockey Training Program

December 3rd, 2012 | No Comments | Posted in Plyometrics

Plyometrics is most likely a term you have heard before if you’ve spent any time seriously training.  It has shown to be the best way to develop explosive strength and quickness.  The concept of Plyometrics was introduced to the world in the early 1980’s by Soviet (Russian) trainers, however was given the name “plyometrics” by Fred Wilt of the United States.  The Soviets wanted to help their athletes excel by developing the quickness and explosive strength to further dominate the Olympic landscape during this time period. Plyometrics is also commonly referred to as “jump training” as it requires many movements involving jumping and leaping using your own body weight. More »