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.
We’re nearing the conclusion of the 2014 Winter Olympics and one thing I have to say...these athletes are absolute freaks! Although genetically gifted, you can bet that there’s more to it than that. These athletes have training programs in place that allow them to be at their best when it matters most. Essentially, training is enabling these athletes to ‘peak’ for major competitions. Peaking too early or too late could cost them a shot at an Olympic medal.