Thread: Proposal: Mike Richards
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01-26-2013, 04:40 PM
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Originally Posted by Chazz Reinhold View Post
That is the definition of subjective. You're basing your understanding of the level of his work ethic on some picture you saw on Google? That tells you absolutely nothing about how hard he does or does not work in the offseason. Hockey is not about who's the most muscular. It's about conditioning, flexibility, and your cardiovascular ability to recover in the shortest amount of time. You can't surmise that from a picture off of Google.
actually you can. part of conditioning is is muscularity. Hypertrophy is always the first stage in any off-seasonDan periodization program. The idea is to increase hypertrophy while also making the neural muscular system more efficient. almost any strength gains with in the first 4 weeks are a result of neural adaptations. from there a strength and power phase are incorporated. During the season the kings do a non linear periodization program designed to keep athletes at their offseason conditoning shape throughout the whole season.

His lack of size clearly shows a disconnect from a tradional periodization program. In terms of cardiovascular conditioning, one of the best ways to tell how good fit a person is in terms of their cardiovascular training is observing their bodyfat percentage. Especially in sports that require high amounts of anaerobic condioning. These sports put such an oxygen debt in the players that that their epoc is longer than it would be for a normal athlete. That epoc time comes with increased fat oxidation since the body is recovering witha rer at over .90. this is why athltee are lean because they burn more fat at rest

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