Deceleration with Split Squat Depth Drop Holds

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

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Today I want to talk about a method of plyometric training that helps us get a great training effect from a number of angles.   [Read more…]

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Getting Hockey Specific with Your Speed Training

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

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Hockey is really an interesting sport because it lives across the entire strength-speed to speed-strength continuum.

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4 More Great Takeaways from the Hockey Panel of Experts

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

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In Part 2 of this series, we’ll continue to pick the brains of our guest panelists from last month’s “Panel of Experts” seminar.  As for me, I’ll continue to, sit back, listen and let somebody else do the talking for a while. This time our topics will include early development, strength training at a young age, nutrition and how attitude can affect performance. As always, enjoy…

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4 Great Takeaways from the Hockey Panel of Experts… Part 1

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

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This week we hosted our first ever “Hockey Panel of Experts” seminar at RPP. I love it when I get to ask questions, sit back, listen and let somebody else do the talking for a while. In Part 1 of this 2 Part Video Series, our guest panelists touch on a variety of different topics ranging from what coaches look for in a young hockey player, to how to develop mental toughness, and a great work ethic. Great takeaways on this one guys, enjoy. [Read more…]

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3 Great Training Tips to Increase Power for Goalies

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

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Goalies are altogether different, not only from a positional perspective, but from a personality and psychological perspective as well. As a result they should not be trained like regular skaters.  [Read more…]

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Athletes Eating for Success – Nutrition Program

Off-Season Nutrition - 1We often get highly motivated athletes coming into RPP asking if they can gain that “5-10 lbs” of lean muscle during the off-season. Our simple answer?  “Yes”.

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The Best of 2015 – Hockey Articles

The Best of 2015 – Hockey Articles

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

Once again with the end of the year quickly approaching, I wanted to thank everyone for helping us to have our greatest year to date, and to post some of the articles that you helped make the most popular. [Read more…]

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5 Things I’ve Learned from Training Hockey Players this Off-Season

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

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We’d like to send out a big “thank you” to all of nearly 80 hockey players who trained at RPP this off-season and helped make it our biggest hockey off-season yet. [Read more…]

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Taking Full Advantage of the Off-Season… Eight Weeks Is Not Enough!

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

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Making sure that you’re in peak shape at the beginning of the season and staying there all season long requires a very specific protocol. Showing up at the gym eight weeks before the start of your season just won’t cut it.  Please allow me to explain. [Read more…]

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Interview with Hockey Player Mike Gillespie (Future Buckeye)

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

Gillespie Picture 2The following is the first of many interviews I will be conducting from time to time with aspiring young athletes that train at RPP.  I believe their experience can be invaluable for other young athletes that train with us. 

Today my interview is with Michael Gillespie, a graduate of the Clarkstown High School Hockey program who has been training at RPP this summer getting ready for playing hockey at Ohio State this coming fall.  He has been playing with the Lincoln Stars in the USHL since graduation.   I think it’s a great read for aspiring hockey players.

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