I made this thread to acually discus the getting strong by lifting heavy shit vs the so called functional shit that your supposed to use apparently for sports. Most people prob do now know but there is a guy named peter twist who used to be(not sure if he still is) the training coach of the vancouver canucks. Now he has two books, one that came out around 98 and one that came out around 2006-2007. These two books are completely opposite and yet there both about hockey training.
He has one book where it has all the stengh section as more like bodybuilding training. It has the bench press for chest and bicep curl for bicpes and stuff like that. THis is how I train even now im a hockey player i still train like a bodybuilder. He has his share of other stuff for speed but thats the strengh stuff. THen you have his 2nd book which has eveyrhting from bosu balls to stability balls and doing all types of shit. He has on thing that you do a shoulder press while on a bosu ball.
Now some explain to me how the fuck that is going to help me in hockey.It also has alot of stuff on core strengh and rotary core strengh but some of the excersies are so fucking dum and not foir nothing but the guys who played 20 yeears ago didnt do any of that shut. I have a hard time belveing that me gaining another 50-60 pounds of moslty muscle and getting a hell of alot stronger is going to not help me in hockey as well as getting strong. Now I could see how maybe doing alot of bicep work will not help but thats about it.
Now what do you guys think is right I mean the 2nd book has squats and lunges but everything else is like pushups with a hockey stick on a stabiltiy ball and stuff like that. Now you could say he doesnt know anything but hes the trainer of an nhl team so I mean someone must think hes right. I mean I still think that if I gain alot more muscle and gett alot stronger than it will be harder to move me and ill just be better in general. So what does everything think?