MONTREAL --Canadiens players will have another reason to work out in the gym this summer. Lorne Goldenberg, the newly hired physical conditioning co-ordinator, will keep a watchful eye on them when they return after the off-season.
The conditioning specialist brings with him extensive experience in the area of peak performance training both in the pro sports world and with elite amateur athletes. He has worked with several NHL teams, most notably the Florida Panthers where he worked with Jacques Martin. He also served with the Ottawa Senators, St. Louis Blues, Chicago Blackhawks and several other organizations.
A physical education graduate from the University of Ottawa, Lorne Goldenberg is recognized by the National Strength and Conditioning Association as a conditioning specialist as well as holding the Canadian Exercise Physiology Association’s certification as a Professional Fitness and Lifestyle Consultant. In 1997 the Active Release Techniques Company, an organization that offers training in treating soft tissue injuries, granted him accreditation, making Goldenberg the first person without a medical degree to be so recognized.
The 47-year-old Goldenberg is the author of the 2007 training volume, Strength Ball Training. The book was highly praised by Jacques Martin, who asserts that the exercises contained in it were of great help to many of his players at the time. It’s a safe bet that Martin is looking to see the same results in his Canadiens.
Also added to the coaching staff is consulting osteopath, Dave Campbell, who has over 20 years experience in rehabilitation, both as a certified athletic therapist and osteopath. He will be joined by physiotherapist, Donald Balmworth.Vincent Cauchy is a writer for canadiens.com. Translated by Mike WymanRead also:Groulx and Pearn join Habs coaching staff School is in session Recipe for success Getting to know Curtis Sanford Offseason tracker