All Articles & Reviews by
Conor Doherty




(15 posts in total - only latest ones shown)

Conor Doherty is an Educator, Personal trainer, and sports-obsessed fitness-enthusiast. He shares his training wisdom in the Complete Hockey Training System, and at his group training sessions in Ontario, Canada.

Find out more at Star Factory Fitness, Facebook and on Google+.

And, of course, in Gymchat 199 - Stretching & Warming Up & Gymchat 228 - In-Season Training for Hockey. Great conversations.

NB : Like to write a guest post for Straight to the Bar? I love hearing about how other people are training. And if you've got a strength-related competition or seminar coming up, add it to the calendar. And if you'd love to be on one of the weekly Gymchats - get in touch. Look forward to hearing from you.

Conor's Corner : Hockey Training with Bands - The Band Pushup

More band goodness.

A Quick Introduction :

This is a series of brief weekly videos by Personal Trainer Conor Doherty looking at various aspects of Performance Training for Hockey. For an in-depth discussion of this subject check out Gymchat 194, and of course Star Factory Fitness. Great site.

cheers,

Scott



Conor's Corner : Hockey Training with Bands - Overhead Band Squat

A great way to get started with bands.

A Quick Introduction :

This is a series of brief weekly videos by Personal Trainer Conor Doherty looking at various aspects of Performance Training for Hockey. For an in-depth discussion of this subject check out Gymchat 194, and of course Star Factory Fitness. Great site.

cheers,

Scott



Conor's Corner : Hockey Training with the Overloaded Trap Bar Deadlift

The next phase of your trap bar training.

A Quick Introduction :

This is a series of brief weekly videos by Personal Trainer Conor Doherty looking at various aspects of Performance Training for Hockey. For an in-depth discussion of this subject check out Gymchat 194, and of course Star Factory Fitness. Great site.

cheers,

Scott




Conor's Corner : Trap Bar Deadlifts

A brief introduction to this wonderful exercise.

A Quick Introduction :

This is a series of brief weekly videos by Personal Trainer Conor Doherty looking at various aspects of Performance Training for Hockey. For an in-depth discussion of this subject check out Gymchat 194, and of course Star Factory Fitness. Great site.

cheers,

Scott




Conor's Corner : Sport Specific Exercises

Do They Exist?

A Quick Introduction :

This is a series of brief weekly videos by Personal Trainer Conor Doherty looking at various aspects of Performance Training for Hockey. For an in-depth discussion of this subject check out Gymchat 194, and of course Star Factory Fitness. Great site.

cheers,

Scott




Conor's Corner : Importance of Hip and Thoracic Spine Mobility For Hockey

Reduce Injuries, Improve Skills.

A Quick Introduction :

This is a series of brief weekly videos by Personal Trainer Conor Doherty looking at various aspects of Performance Training for Hockey. For an in-depth discussion of this subject check out Gymchat 194, and of course Star Factory Fitness. Great site.

cheers,

Scott




Conor's Corner : Training Outside of Your Comfort Zone

Time to challenge yourself.

A Quick Introduction :

This is a series of brief weekly videos by Personal Trainer Conor Doherty looking at various aspects of Performance Training for Hockey. For an in-depth discussion of this subject check out Gymchat 194, and of course Star Factory Fitness. Great site.

cheers,

Scott




Conor's Corner : Dynamic Stretching Before A Workout

What should you be doing before a workout?

A Quick Introduction :

This is a series of brief weekly videos by Personal Trainer Conor Doherty looking at various aspects of Performance Training for Hockey. For an in-depth discussion of this subject check out Gymchat 194, and of course Star Factory Fitness. Great site.

cheers,

Scott




Conor's Corner : Instability Training

Invaluable Tool, or Flavour of the Month?

A Quick Introduction :

This is a series of brief weekly videos by Personal Trainer Conor Doherty looking at various aspects of Performance Training for Hockey. For an in-depth discussion of this subject check out Gymchat 194, and of course Star Factory Fitness. Great site.

cheers,

Scott




Conor's Corner : Hockey Conditioning Drill

Looking for a great conditioning drill for Hockey? Try this.

A Quick Introduction :

This is a series of brief weekly videos by Personal Trainer Conor Doherty looking at various aspects of Performance Training for Hockey. For an in-depth discussion of this subject check out Gymchat 194, and of course Star Factory Fitness. Great site.

cheers,

Scott




Conor's Corner : Hockey Speed Drill

How do you become faster?

A Quick Introduction :

This is a series of brief weekly videos by Personal Trainer Conor Doherty looking at various aspects of Performance Training for Hockey. For an in-depth discussion of this subject check out Gymchat 194, and of course Star Factory Fitness. Great site.

cheers,

Scott




Conor's Corner : Shot Power In Hockey

Get the shot.

A Quick Introduction :

This is a series of brief weekly videos by Personal Trainer Conor Doherty looking at various aspects of Performance Training for Hockey. For an in-depth discussion of this subject check out Gymchat 194, and of course Star Factory Fitness. Great site.

cheers,

Scott




Conor's Corner : Slide Board Training For Hockey

Powerful tool.

A Quick Introduction :

This is a series of brief weekly videos by Personal Trainer Conor Doherty looking at various aspects of Performance Training for Hockey. For an in-depth discussion of this subject check out Gymchat 194, and of course Star Factory Fitness. Great site.

cheers,

Scott




My Home Gym Story

New space, new possibilities.

I've been working out for quite some time now and have spent quite a bit of time in local gyms and commercial gyms when I've been away from home. The thing about commercial gyms and membership facilities is that they are not in the most convenient place you know, your home.


When Do You 'Make It' in the Gym?

Time to get to work.

Press This.
Press This. Photo by Jason Lengstorf.
Being a bit of a 'gym rat' I've seen a bit of how people operate. Some are putting up impressive numbers all over the place, while others are only concerned about putting 2 plates on each end of the bar and benching it.
Ya, it's a pretty big accomplishment and ego boost once you're able to bench 225lbs (that's two 45lb plate plus the bar), but it shouldn't be the only thing that these monkeys strive for. There's more to working out than just putting up impressive bench press numbers. Here's a list of other numbers to strive for. When you hit these numbers, then you can consider yourself one of a select bunch that's made it in the gym.



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