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Ice hockey players using a weighted implement when training on the ice: a randomized control trial

Stark, T.W., Tvoric, B., Walker, B.F., Noonan, D. and Sibla, J. (2009) Ice hockey players using a weighted implement when training on the ice: a randomized control trial. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 80 (1). pp. 54-61.

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to investigate the potential for improving hockey players' performance using a weighted implement on the ice. Forty-eight players were tested using a grip strength dynamometer. They also were assessed on their abilities to stick-handle. The participants were randomly placed into a control or research group. The conditioning drills were performed for 10-15 min 3 days/week for 6 weeks. Use of the weighted implement resulted in a significantly enhanced grip strength endurance and stick-handling ability (p < .05). Using weighted implements prior to a regular ice hockey training session may be of benefit to young hockey players to enhance their grip strength endurance and stick-handling abilities.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Chiropractic and Sports Science
Publisher: American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance
Copyright: © 2009 by the American Alliance for Health
Publishers Website: http://www.aahperd.org/
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/1497
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