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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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|
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