Archives for February 2015

Creating Speed Through Stride Length

By Nunzio Signore (BA, CPT, NASM, PES, FMS)

Speed - 1Speed is what everyone wants, in every sport, period. Hockey is no different. Today, I’m going to talk about four variables that can greatly impact speed on the ice, some limiting factors to look out for and some of the exercises and drills we use here at RPP to help improve on these limiting factors. [Read more…]

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Is Your Training #Complete? (Part 1)

By Nunzio Signore (BA, CPT, NASM, PES, FMS)Training Efficiently - 1

I believe that everyone has an athlete inside of them. Whether it be from playing sports in our high school and college days or just having a strong drive to compete and succeed in life. So with that in mind, we train our adults at RPP like we train our athletes.

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Post Throwing Stretches and Mobility Drills – Part 2 (Lower Body)

By Nunzio Signore (BA, CPT, NASM, PES, FMS)Post Throwing Part 2 - Up Top

I often get asked about stretches guys can do after throwing to help keep their arm and shoulder up to snuff. Here are a few stretching and mobility drills we give our guys at RPP. In Part 1, we went over drills for the upper body so if you haven’t read that yet you can do so by clicking here. Today in Part 2, we’ll go over the frequently “over-looked” lower half.

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Training Hockey Players… Linemen and Defensemen

By Nunzio Signore (BA, CPT, NASM, PES, FMS)

Skaters - Top The difference between training goalies and defensemen/linemen (hereinafter referred to as “skaters”) can be compared to the difference in training catchers and fielders in baseball.  Although there are similarities, there are also many differences.  Today, we’re going to talk about skaters. [Read more…]

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Back Pain… Let’s Identify Which Group You’re In – Part 2

By Nunzio Signore (BA, CPT, NASM, PES, FMS)

Back Pain Part 2 - Top ImagePlease note that this article is not from a medical standpoint.  It attempts to cover different reasons people experience back pain.  In Part 2 of this series, I will attempt to cover the potential sources of back pain.  In case you missed Part 1 please feel free to click here.

In my experience there are three different types of people with back pain, all needing a slightly different approach: [Read more…]

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Post Throwing Stretches and Mobility Drills – Part 1 (Upper Body)

By Nunzio Signore (BA, CPT, NASM, PES, FMS)

Post Throwing Part 1 - TopI often get asked about stretches guys can do after throwing to help keep their arm and shoulder up to snuff. Here are a few stretching and mobility drills we give our guys at RPP. I’ve divided them into two separate blogs, with Part 1 being the upper body and Part 2 covering the lower body. Remember, taking care of the lower half has just as much impact on arm health as the upper half. These drills should take a combined total time of about 10 minutes to perform, a small amount of time for such a big payback. [Read more…]

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Five In-Season Training Mistakes

In-season MistakesBy Nunzio Signore (BA, CPT, NASM, PES, FMS)

With the hockey season going into the second half and teams fighting for playoff spots, it’s as good a time as any for athletes and teams (if they haven’t started already) to “re-up” their game by ramping up their in-season training.  In today’s post, I’ll go through 5 mistakes that I see during the in-season from a training standpoint. [Read more…]

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10 Steps to Losing Body Fat… and Keeping it Off! – Part 2

Lose Fat - Part 2 - 1By Nunzio Signore (BA, CPT, NASM, PES, FMS)

In Part 2 of this 3 Part Series, we’re going to continue to uncover  not only how to get started on a fat loss program but how to stay there.  If you haven’t read Part 1 (where we covered steps 1-3) please feel free to read it by clicking here.   Here we go.… [Read more…]

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Let’s Get Back to Basics – Big Compound Movements to Get Stronger, Feel Better and Move Better

By Nunzio Signore (BA, CPT, NASM, PES, FMS)

Back to Basics - Caveman

Our early ancestors had it rough.

Whether it was hunting for food, building a shelter or enduring extreme changes in temperature, they had to be aware of the effects on their energy levels.  They also were strong as hell.  Since we no longer have the daily mandatory physical demands that were once necessary for survival, physical hard work has become scarce in our lives and energy expenditure is at an all-time low. [Read more…]

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