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What's in your workout bag...
Living at altitude means layers are essential. Most workouts, whether playing hockey, running or biking include multiple layers. The Pulse Half Zip and Impulse Dri-Fit shirt make the perfect combination. The Impulse is a great, loose fitting base layer that wiks away sweat and keeps me cool in the summer. Easily layered under the Pulse for chilly workouts makes it a year-round go to for me. One of my favorite features of the Pulse is the stretchy material and slightly longer sleeves that allow me to tuck my hands inside for particularly cold mornings, then once I'm warmed up I can hike up the sleeves to my elbow, or shed the layer completely and tie it around my waist.
Which equipment item doesn't miss a practice..
My weapon of choice for the past year or so has been the RD8 Low Bow. As a forward, quick stick skills and powerful, accurate shooting are key. The RD8 provides me with plenty of power to get the ball past the keeper and at 550 grams the control is unbelievable. I am a firm believer in comfort and protection so the Protec Shin Guard with two pairs of Intercept sleeves (one under, one over) is a no brainer for me.
Item that doesn't leave your side off the field..
My new obsession off the field is the Envy Women's carry-all bag. Since I travel frequently for work, I figured I would mainly use it as a carry on when flying. The laptop sleeve and multiple internal pockets allow me to stay organized when I'm on the road. When I ditch the laptop to hit the gym or pack to head up to the mountains to ski the Envy seems to magically expand to fit everything I need to take with me. It's extremely versatile and I get compliments on the classic all-black outside and bright blue liner every time I open it.
Harrow Sports today announced that Jana Withrow, a mainstay in the field hockey industry, has joined Harrow in a newly created position, Director of Field Hockey Sales. Withrow will be target retail and institutional accounts in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions. Jana is expected to make an immediate national impact on the Harrow Sports field hockey brand.
Jana brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Harrow Sports team. As an All American goalkeeper for the University of North Carolina, Withrow won 3 National Championships. She then went on to compete for the USA National Team for several years. After her playing career, Jana spent 7 seasons at her Alma Mater as an assistant coach before taking a head coaching position at Columbia University in New York. Her competitive background and coaching career promises to make her an invaluable addition to Harrow Sports.
“I am thrilled that Jana will be joining our team,” comments Mark Hayden, CEO, “She shares our values, our focus on innovation and our passion for the game. Jana has proven to be an extraordinary leader throughout her career, and with her knowledge of the marketplace, I am convinced she will be an incredible asset for Harrow Sports.”
“I am proud and honored to be able to join the Harrow Sports team. We have great momentum with our brand and I am very excited to begin my new role,” Withrow said. “I am a competitive person and the challenge of continuing to grow the Harrow field hockey and women's lacrosse lines drives me."
Harrow Sports is a leading marketer, manufacturer and distributor of squash, field hockey, lacrosse, ice hockey and racquet sports. Harrow also provides a comprehensive selection of customized team apparel, bags and footwear.
Harrow Sports' own Grant Riendeau takes over Loyola University of Chicago's Men's Ice Hockey Team.
The article below was posted in the Loyola Pheonix- Good Luck this season Grant!
The Men’s Club Hockey Team plays their home games in Wilmette, a 20- to 30-minute car ride away from campus.
The men’s club hockey team is ready for new beginnings this year. Last year’s coaching staff is gone and a set of new coaches has been hired to take its place. Nobody on this staff has experience coaching college-level hockey, but that doesn’t mean they’re not familiar with the game or college-level play.
In fact, the 2013-2014 head coach, Grant Riendeau and assistant coach, Konrad Gawel, both graduated from Loyola last year. Both were staple forwards on the team the previous four seasons.
Current senior forward Michael Cronin played with both coaches the last three seasons and calls the adjustment from friend to coach “interesting.”
“We’re good friends and now we have to separate that friendship from coaching,” Cronin said. “But [Riendeau] can relate to us better and knows what we struggle with.”
Riendeau graduated with degrees in finance and marketing. And he still works close to Loyola, finding a (hockey-related) job in downtown Chicago as a sales consultant at Harrow, a sports equipment manufacturer.
While the staff is new, the coaches have made active changes to create a more distinguishable presence for the team within Loyola and the city of Chicago.
To begin that process, Riendeau spent time during the off season on the East Coast recruiting players to the team. In total, 12 new players are on the roster this season; the team held tryouts Monday, Aug. 6 to Sunday, Sept. 1.
The new recruits as well as changes within the team are preparing the program to eventually reach its goal of becoming a Division I sport.
“There have been a lot of changes this season,” Riendeau said. “For the past four to five years, the team has been pretty stagnant. This year the talent level has increased; as a result, we see the culture changing.”
The culture of the hockey program is undergoing a transformation overhaul, and Riendeau compared it to the Chicago Cubs organization as both teams look to bring in new talent and create a dominant Chicago team.
“Chicago needs a college hockey team,” Riendeau said. “ We want to change the culture and how everyone thinks about it … There’s no NCAA Division I hockey team in the city. Our end goal is to be Division I; more doors open that way.”
For the team’s first home game this season it will take on Marquette University on Friday, Sept. 20 at 9:45 p.m. In case some fans aren’t able to attend the home opener, the Ramblers play Marquette again the next night at 9 p.m.
“Marquette’s a good team,” Cronin said. “It will be a good gauge to tell us where we are and what we need to do for the rest of the season.”
The team plays its home games in Wilmette, a 20- to 30-minute car ride from campus. But students don’t have to worry about figuring out which bus to take to get to the ice rink because this year, for home games, the team will provide a fan bus to take students to and from the games.
“When there’s a fan bus, more students get involved and the average fan bus will bring 100- plus students to the games,” Riendeau said. “We had that turnout at three-plus games last season. We’re trying to have a fan bus for every home game this season. Students can buy a ticket and get a shirt and a ride to and from the games. We’ll post signs around campus.”
“ When there are fans at the games, it’s exciting,” Cronin said. “I hope everyone comes out to the games this season.”
There will be plenty of time to make it to a game as hockey season runs from September to February. The team plays, on average, 30 games in the regular season.
The playoffs aren’t out of reach in the team’s mind this year.
“Making the playoffs is the goal,” Cronin said. “We haven’t done that in the three years I’ve played.”
“Last season our record was a few games below .500,” Riendeau said. “This year, I’m expecting to be five to seven games above .500. … This is basically a building year. We expect to be in a higher league than the one we’re in now next year.”
Currently, Loyola hockey is a part of the American Collegiate Hockey Association Division II, Mid-America Collegiate Hockey Association Gold Division.
While the game schedule for the team spans nationwide, the practice schedule for the Ramblers can be described with one word: grueling. On Tuesdays and Thursdays the team has, what Coach Riendeau calls, “late-night” practices: It meets and leaves campus at 10 p.m. and after a half-hour drive, the team members are at the ice rink, but it takes them another half-hour to dress for practice. They’re on the ice from 11 p.m. to midnight and home by 1 a.m.
“We have practice so late because we have to wait for all of the guys to finish class,” Cronin said. “I’m used to it now. It’s difficult; you need to get all your schoolwork done before practice.”
Aside from those two on-ice practices per week, they also have two off-ice conditioning practices and then play two games each week.
“There are 12 new players, nine freshmen, a few seniors and a handful of juniors,” Riendeau said.
While there are many new players on the team, that only increases the team’s competitive drive. “This season, the team has a better attitude,” Cronin said. “We have a lot of young players and guys are fighting for spots. The competitiveness brings out the best in every player.”
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By: Sam Chapman
Hockey season is officially underway leaving little time for workouts between practices, games, and being on the road. So whatever workout an athlete manages to squeeze in must maximize time and productivity. That means, trading in endless sessions of pumping iron and aerobics for efficient workouts done twice a week.These workouts should incorporate multi-joint strength movements combined with interval conditioning like strong man (aka strength athlete) maneuvers that work the entire body done medley style. Medley style, or circuit style, is when several targeted exercises are done one after the other with little rest time in between to build endurance.
Heavy leg training isn't always necessary because hockey players suffer the most losses in the areas of the upper body pushing and pulling strength while the legs manage to maintain their power. Therefore, the legs should only receive minor attention.
Another thing to keep in mind is that when training during the season, the eccentric or lowering portion of a lift can cause increased soreness. So as a preventative measure, consider replacing eccentric motions with partial lifts and sled training.
Finally, make sure to supplement main lifts with injury prevention work to protect vulnerable areas like shoulders, rotator cuffs, the lower back, groin, and forearms.THE PROGRAM: COMPLETE TWICE A WEEK
POWER Medicine Ball Rotational Throw
2 x 4 each side
Standing Broad Jump
2 x 6
2 x 6
Medicine Ball Slam
2 x 6
Take a stance parallel to the wall and explosively throw the medicine ball against it from waist-level. Stand with your legs hip-width apart and dip explosively into a quarter squat (knees at a 20 to 30 degree angle) Standard clapping push-up Raise a heavy medicine ball over your head, throw it explosively against the floor, and catch it on the rebound STRENGTH
Dumbbell Clean and Press
Single Leg Romanian Dead Lift-Bent Row
2 x 5
Hang a heavy set of dumbbells at arm's length. Dip slightly, jump up, and shrug explosively Take a single dumbbell, and on one leg, keeping the back neutral and the chest and head arched, hinge at the hips, bending the knees slightly to lower the dumbbell to mid-calf. Then perform a bent-over row with your knees slightly bent, hinging at the waist, and pulling the dumbbell up to your chest. COMPLEX B Single Leg Dead Lift
2 x 5 each side
Wide Grip Towel Pull-ups
2 x 5-10
Using one dumbbell, squat down as if picking up a box with your head down, back arched, and extending one dumbbell in front of you, then lift up. Complete a regular pull-up with your arms extended further than chest-width, gripping a towel draped over the bar. COMPLEX C Dumbbell Incline Bench Press
Lateral Shoulder Raise
Rotator Cuff Raise
3 x 12
Traditional bench press, but with the bench at a 45 degree angle to work the shoulders Keep the elbows at a 90 degree angle and raise them laterally to try and touch the shoulder to the ear With the dumbbell at your side, raise it to eye level, and rotate it perpendicular to the body. ASSISTANCE CIRCUIT Angle Lunge
3 x 8
Adduction and Abduction
3 x 10
3 x 10
Simple dumbbell lunge out to a 45 degree angle and back Loop a resistance band around the ankle of one foot, stand perpendicular to an anchor point, and then pull and push against the band with that ankle. Kneel on the floor and then lower and raise your body using the muscles in the gluts and hamstrings.
Hanging Leg Raise
3 x 10
2 x 5
Hang from a bar with your knees locked, and then raise your legs to a 90 degree angle with as little momentum as possible. Using one hand raise a dumbbell over your head while lying on the ground, do a sit up using your free hand, rise to a lunge, then stand up. Return to first position in reverse. CONDITIONING MEDLEY
complete these exercises in succession, 3-5 rounds
Sled Push-Backpedal Tire Flips
(set of 6)
Farmer's Carry Push a weighted sled for a set distance, then drag the sled in reverse while running Squat in a dead lift position, pull the tire up to waist height, then flip it over using the hands and knee of one leg to explosively push it forward Grab a set of heavy dumbbells and walk a set distance, and come back.
All of us here at Harrow Sports just wanted to take a moment to say thank you to all of our friends, fans and customers for a wonderful 2010.We have lots of exciting plans in store for the coming year. Please be sure to let us know if there are things you would like to hear more about in the comments section.
Thank you so much for an amazing 2010 and here's to a fantastic 2011 for all!
Happy New Year!
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