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Presents 125 sport-specific exercises and drills to help players improve their strength, agility, and endurance. Photos demonstrating exercises feature NHL stars Trevor Linden, Mike Peca, Jyrki Lumme, and Geoff Courtnall. All-stars Wayne Gretzky, Steve Larmer, Doug Gilmour, and others discuss what hockey conditioning has meant to their success.
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"Peter Twist is an outstanding strength and conditioning coach for hockey players, as he has shown with the Canucks. Our players and coaches believe his program is the best. Whether you're in junior hockey or the pros. Complete Conditioning for Ice Hockey is your guide to better conditioning and better performance on the ice."
Glen Hanlon Assistant Coach, Vancouver Canucks
"Peter's dedication to and knowledge of player conditioning is evident in Complete Conditioning for Ice Hockey. If you want to be your best, learn and use the exercises, workouts, and programs he prescribes."
Mike Peca Center, Buffalo Sabres
"What I liked most about this book is the philosophical approach to conditioning, which is backed up by well-documented examples."
Ron Mason Head Hockey Coach Michigan State University
"For players who want to make it to the NHL, this book is a must. Peter's conditioning plan will maximize your physical potential and help get you back on the ice after an injury."
Cliff Ronning Center, Phoenix CoyotesAbout the Author:
Peter W. Twist, one of the foremost conditioning experts in North America, has coached hundreds of hockey players at all levels—from high school to the professional ranks. Twist is strength and conditioning coach for the Vancouver Canucks of the National Hockey League. He also has instructed hundreds of national, international, and professional athletes in a variety of other sports, including football, soccer, tennis, and basketball.
Twist, who earned his MPE degree in coaching science from the University of British Columbia, is president of the Professional and Collegiate Hockey Conditioning Coaches Association. He has lectured extensively on conditioning topics at academic conferences, hockey seminars, and sports banquets.
Coauthor of The Physiology of Ice Hockey—A Testing and Training Manual, Twist has helped train such world-class athletes as NHL stars Trevor Linden and Pavel Bure and NBA great Hakeem Olajuwon. Twist also has helped numerous over-30 athletes to become quicker and more agile and to extend their careers. A passionate teacher, Twist lectures to university undergraduate and graduate classes, academic conference audiences, and sport-camp participants. He is the author of numerous articles on player development and conditioning.
Twist is also regional director for the British Columbia branch of the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and a member of the National Institute of Speed, Agility and Quickness.
As a varsity hockey player Twist was winner of the Best Defenseman Award at the University of British Columbia and McMaster University. In his leisure time, he enjoys swimming, cycling, and mountain hiking with his wife, Julie, and their dog, Rico.
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Book Description Champaign, Illinois, U.S.A.: Human Kinetics, 1996. Soft cover. Condition: New. No Jacket. Language: eng Language: eng Language: eng Language: eng. Seller Inventory # ABE-13060958666
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