While many rightfully will point to lower-body training as the most important aspect of any hockey player's regimen, upper-body training can not be ignored.
Boston forward Mark Recchi remains competitive at 42 because he spends a ton of time doing explosive sprinting exercises to work on his speed and complements that work with various other lower-body exercises. But after two decades of NHL battles, Recchi also is smart enough to understand his training would not be complete without a good deal of upper-body work, as well.
Always looking for an edge, Recchi spent a summer afternoon at a Reebok training shoot picking the brain of Jeremy Frisch, a strength-and-conditioning coach who recently left the College of the Holy Cross to become a personal trainer.
In many ways, Frisch, who has been in the business for the past decade, is an old-school trainer. He does not put much stock in a good deal of the new-fangled workout machines flooding the market. To him, the best workouts are the most basic workouts.