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Sep 2, 2022

Core Exercises for Field Hockey Players

Henry Davies

Core exercises develop capacity and strength of the trunk muscles, which stabilise the spine and contribute to enhanced posture. Here are some great exercises that enable you to get stronger in your core and become a better athlete.

Aug 17, 2022

Plyometrics Training for Field Hockey Players

Henry Davies

Plyometrics training is training that utilises the stretch shortening cycle of the muscle. In this article, I explain its benefits and how it can impact performance for hockey players.

Jun 8, 2022

Strength and Conditioning for the Masters Hockey Player

Henry Davies

In this article I am going to provide an overview of how to approach strength training as a masters hockey player. In this context, ‘masters’ hockey player refers to players over the age of 35. I will be looking at the underlying problem associated with age related declines in strength and muscle mass, how you can offset this.

May 1, 2022

Strength Training to Improve Your Hockey Drag Flick

Henry Davies

One of the most impactful skills in hockey is the drag flick, owing to how difficult it is to defend it, and how many goals are scored from penalty corners. In the London 2012 and Rio 2016 Olympics, a third of all goals came from them. In this article I explain how strength training can improve your drag flick.

Mar 29, 2022

Ankle Injury Prevention for Field Hockey

Roy Barber

In this article, Roy Barber explains why ankle injuries occur, and how to prevent them using specific strength training and balance exercises.

Mar 6, 2022

Lower Back Injury Prevention for Hockey Players

Henry Davies

In this article, I explain how to reduce lower back pain for field hockey including strength training, mobility and trunk exercises.

Feb 2, 2022

Tissue Capacity Training to Prevent Field Hockey Injuries

Henry Davies

Exercises to help prevent injury for hockey players, including ankle, hamstring and lower back strengthening drills.

Jan 6, 2022

9 Key Components of a Hockey Strength Programme

Henry Davies

Hockey has a wide range of physical requirements, but here are 9 key ones to include in your strength training programme.

Dec 18, 2021

Lower Body Strength Training for Field Hockey

Henry Davies

In this short article I am going to give you 3 great exercises for developing lower body strength, to increase hockey performance and reduce injury risk.

Jun 9, 2021

Strength Training for Field Hockey

Henry Davies

Strength training can have a big impact on injury potential and performance for field hockey players. This article looks into the specific benefits and how to structure a training session to tick the relevant boxes as a hockey player.

Jan 9, 2021

Strength and Conditioning for Youth Field Hockey Players

Henry Davies

Find out how to approach strength and conditioning for field hockey as a youth athlete.

Mar 12, 2019

Field Hockey Goalkeeper Strength and Conditioning

Henry Davies

3 Ways Strength and Conditioning Can Impact a Field Hockey Goalkeeper’s Performance.
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