NxTUP Sports Performance has designed a field hockey strength training program that will build a player’s strength, power and proprioception.
Reactive Training and Power Development:
- 1. The field hockey athlete will complete reactive training exercises at the beginning of their offseason and preseason workouts to increase their ability to cut and accelerate past their defenders.
- 2. They will also complete power exercises year-round to further develop their acceleration, first step explosiveness and shot power.
- 1. Unilateral exercises such as lateral lunges and 1-Leg RDL’s are prescribed to develop the athlete’s proprioception.
- 2. These exercises will improve stability, body control and athleticism.
- 3. Players will improve their stick handling and the ability to avoid the defender’s jab.
Strength and Injury Prevention:
- 1. Our program focuses on a full body strengthening routine, which special emphasis placed on the posterior chain.
- 2. Field hockey players are in constant flexion which often leads to pelvic and lower back injuries.
- 3. To combat the muscular imbalances that result from this positioning, we concentrate on strengthening the posterior chain to promote proper posture and avoid injuries.