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ERIC Number: EJ870148
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Mar
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0270-1367
Ice Hockey Players Using a Weighted Implement when Training on the Ice: A Randomized Control Trial
Stark, Timothy W.; Tvoric, Bojan; Walker, Bruce; Noonan, Dom; Sibla, Janeene
Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, v80 n1 p54-61 Mar 2009
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 less than 0.05). 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. (Contains 2 tables and 5 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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