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Lifting Heavy May Kill Your Game, Add Speed on Your Lifts Instead

Lifting Heavy May Kill Your Game, Add Speed on Your Lifts Instead

In this day and age, it’s hard to find a coach who doesn’t want their athlete to get stronger, faster and more explosive - sport has evolved in such a way that power is king. We’ve had the opportunity to talk to hundreds of strength coaches over the past 2 years and although strength is necessary and important, there seems to be common theme, they don’t necessarily care if their athletes can lift a million pounds. In fact, if a pro athlete was only looking at getting stronger, this could hinder their performance rather than improve it.

Interview with Mark Fitzgerald

Interview with Mark Fitzgerald

Last week, I was fortunate enough to get introduced to strength coach Mark Fitzgerald. Mark trains a host of young hockey players at his facility in Whitby ON, Elite Training Systems, and he's the head S&C coach for the Toronto Marlies (farm team for the Leafs). He's a young coach with a wealth of knowledge but realizes that there's always room to grow.