Adam Lockhart is the head strength and conditioning coach at Crash Conditioning in Calgary, Alberta, where many top hockey players and prospects train, including NHL defensemen Duncan Keith and Mike Green. His coaching strengths are in speed and agility training, as well as Olympic weightlifting. He has coached members of Canada’s bobsled and skeletons teams. He has also trained other national teams in bobsled and skeleton, as well as international athletes in both track and field and Olympic weightlifting. Lockhart’s personal background is in track and field, where he competed nationally in long jump, triple jump, 200m and 400m.
To be a successful hockey player, you need speed and power. Plyometric training is used to create explosiveness in hockey players, because it increases the speed and power with which a muscle contracts—which translates to better output on the ice.
March 1, 2011 | Adam Lockhart