The Cause and Treatment of Groin Injuries in Hockey Players – Part 2

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

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Today we’re going to continue where we left off in Part 1 (click here) on how to treat groin injuries in the athletic hockey population. So, without further ado, let’s get it done… Lots of great video here guys…

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Training Explosiveness through Strength Training

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

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For parents of some young athletes (for the scope of this article I’m talking about athletes ages 13-16), lifting heavy weights seems to get a bad rap. Years ago players were told not to lift weights because it would make them too “big”.  You could even hear words like “stiff” or “tight” getting thrown around at the drop of a hat.

While I whole heartedly believe in the phrase that “age is wisdom”, this would be one of those times that I beg to differ.  Being strong is a good thing.  And if you want to be explosive you have to be strong first.  Performance, speed (have I got your attention now?) and injury prevention all are built on a foundation of strength. But exactly what type of strength training and at what age seems to be where parents (and strength and conditioning coaches for that matter) get tripped up.

Most of you who read my blogs know that I spend a great deal of time emphasizing training according to where the athlete is during the season. Let’s take a look… [Read more…]

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The Cause and Treatment of Groin Injuries in Hockey Players – Part 1

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

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Hockey players and groin injuries go together like rice and beans… [Read more…]

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Interview with Tyler Harmon, Ramsey High / NJ Hitmen Alum and UVM Commit

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

Tyler HarmonToday my interview is with Tyler Harmon.  Tyler is a graduate of Ramsey High School hockey program.  Tyler went 61-8-4 in his high school career, leading Ramsey to the NJ State Championship.  He was also the Record Player of the Year in 2016.  During the past year, Tyler played for the NJ Hitmen Premier hockey team where he was recently selected as the 2017 USPHL Goal Tender of the Year.  Tyler has committed to play for the University of Vermont beginning this fall, one of the premier programs in the country. [Read more…]

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Interview with Hockey Player Anthony Firriolo

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

Anthony Firriolo PictureToday my interview is with Anthony Firriolo.  An excellent hockey player I had the pleasure of training last summer.  Anthony is a graduate of Don Bosco High School and the NJ Hitmen program and will be joining the Colorado College hockey program this coming September.  He is back for the summer continuing with his off-ice training.

Anthony came to RPP last March and trained with us for nearly five months until his departure in August to join the Kingston Voyageurs in Canada’s Ontario Junior Hockey League.   Upon Arrival in Canada he made a smooth transition and an immediate impact on Kingston’s blueline, recording 4 goals and 22 points in 51 games, as a defensemen.  The 18-year old earned the eyes of the scouting community, which ultimately ended up in him being picked-up by Colorado College’s hockey program.

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Growth Doesn’t Happen Without….

By Bahram Shirazi (BSEE, MBA, Dad and Co-owner at RPP)

Today my guest post is by my business partner, Bahram Shirazi, who will talk about the growth of our business here at RPP, and the how and the why.

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As we look forward to hopefully another great year here at RPP, it’s a good time to review where we have come from and how we got here.  RPP’s youth clientele has increased nearly 6-fold since 2012. By any measure, that’s great and we are very proud of what we have accomplished.  But explosive growth doesn’t happen for NO apparent reason; it certainly doesn’t happen overnight, and it definitely doesn’t happen without sleepless nights. [Read more…]

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Work Hard, Recover Harder

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

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When talking about a complete or comprehensive training or throwing program, the conversation has to begin and end with “recovery”.

Fatigue is the Enemy of Mechanics

 

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Why Most Athletes Never Reach their Maximum Potential

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

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The path to greatness isn’t a great mystery, it’s been documented by countless of great athletes since the beginning of time. Some people just seem to conveniently look the other way. Here at RPP, I see it all the time in regards to athletic training.

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Strength Training / Physical Therapy… Making Our Athletes and Each Other Better

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I heard P.T. Mike Reinhold once say that he was a “much better physical therapist because of his knowledge in the strength and conditioning field”.  I feel the same way in regards to the education I’ve received from the physical therapy / rehab community.  I can’t overstate how much better of a strength and conditioning coach it has made me. The bottom line is together we make each other better. [Read more…]

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Interview with Quinnipiac’s Alex Whelan

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

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Today my interview is with Alex Whelan.  A great hockey player I had the pleasure of training this spring until he just recently left for Quinnipiac University where he will be playing for one of the premier hockey programs in the country.  Alex is a graduate of Ramsey High school and was The Record Hockey Player of the Year in Bergen County in 2015.  [Read more…]

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