Skip to Main Content
The Official Site of the Ottawa Senators

Senators News

Senators Power Hour brings professional fitness instruction to Sens fans

Train like a professional athlete with the Ottawa Senators Sports Performance Team

by Sens Communications @Media_Sens / Ottawa Senators

OTTAWA - The Ottawa Senators Power Hour, Presented by MilkUP will give participants the morning boost they need to start their day off right. Designed by the Ottawa Senators Sports Performance Team, based on its philosophy that everyone benefits from solid fundamentals in fitness and health regimes, the program has been developed by sports conditioning professionals for professional athletes and adapted for Senators and all sports fans.

 

Beginning May 18, the hour-long sessions will run Monday, Wednesday and Saturday for three weeks. The morning sessions will be led by Ottawa Senators Head Strength & Conditioning Coach Chris Schwarz.

 

"The Ottawa Senators may not be on the ice or in the arena, but we are still here with you in the community," said Chris Schwarz, Ottawa Senators Head Strength & Conditioning Coach. "While we all continue to practise safe physical distancing, let's come together for a morning boost and take care of our physical and mental health."

 

In partnership with MilkUP (Dairy Farmers of Ontario) and Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities, the Ottawa Senators are encouraging everyone to play from home during these unprecedented times.

 

"On behalf of everyone at the Ottawa Senators, we want to show our support for everyone doing what is needed to keep our community safe," said Anthony LeBlanc, Ottawa Senators President of Business Operations. "Together, we are helping people keep moving and stay healthy as we play from home."

 

The Ottawa Senators Power Hour will be broadcast LIVE to fans on the Ottawa Senators Facebook page.

 

Additional sessions may be added to meet the needs of participants. The Ottawa Senators encourage local Ottawa fitness studios to send in their recommended one-hour programs for us to consider airing on our channels on alternative dates. Submission can be sent to: webmasters@ottawasenators.com with the subject: Power Hour.

 

Ottawa Senators Power Hour schedule:

 

Monday, May 18 @ 8:00 a.m. - Functional strength/stability and metabolic conditioning

Wednesday, May 20 @ 8:00 a.m. - Athletic movement and metabolic conditioning

Saturday, May 23 @ 8:30 a.m. - Functional strength and metabolic conditioning

 

Monday, May 25 @ 8:00 a.m. - Functional strength/stability

and metabolic conditioning

Wednesday, May 27 @ 8:00 a.m. - Athletic movement and metabolic conditioning

Saturday, May 30 @ 8:30 a.m. - Functional strength and metabolic conditioning

 

Monday, June 1 @ 8:00 a.m. - Functional strength/stability and metabolic conditioning

Wednesday, June 3 @ 8:00 a.m. - Athletic movement and metabolic conditioning

Saturday, June 6 @ 8:30 a.m. - Functional strength and metabolic conditioning

 

Earlier this year, Jumpstart launched the 'Play from Home' resource hub on the Jumpstart website. The hub provides ideas on how to stay active at home, along with tips from partner programs and Jumpstart Athlete Ambassadors on keeping healthy and engaged while staying at home.

 

Visit the Senators website: www.ottawasenators.com

Engage with the Senators on Twitter: @Senators

Like the Senators on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ottawasenators

Follow the Senators on Instagram: senators

 

- end -

 

The Ottawa Senators Power Hour Sessions

 

The Ottawa Senators Power Hour will provide fans with professional fitness instruction in the comfort of their own homes. Each session will help fans understand the purpose and science behind the exercises and will be provided with specific instruction on ways to adapt these exercises for their personal fitness levels and age.

 

Functional strength/stability and metabolic conditioning

 

  • Foam rolling and soft tissue work
  • Active mobility and potentiation 
  • Specific lower and upper potentiation  
  • Functional strength (paired sets of 2 exercises at a time) 
  • Core/ trunk stability
  • Metabolic interval conditioning
  • Recovery

 

Athletic movement and metabolic conditioning

 

  • Foam rolling and soft tissue work
  • Active mobility and specific potentiation 
  • Multidirectional work (incorporate catching/ tossing and dribbling etc. in exercises) 
  • Power 
  • Metabolic interval / conditioning 
  • Recovery

 

Functional strength and metabolic conditioning

 

  • Foam rolling and soft tissue work
  • Active mobility and specific potentiation 
  • Multidirectional (incorporate catching/ tossing and dribbling etc.in exercises)
  • Functional strength (paired sets of 2-3 exercises at a time)
  • Metabolic conditioning circuit 
  • Recovery

 

Key Terms

 

Athletic Movement - Being able to move efficiently in all directions is not only essential for all athletes but may help manage overall general tightness and Injury prevention.  

 

Functional Strength Training  - This is the ability to have the strength required to perform the activities you require in your sport and/or everyday life. Ideally we are strong in various ranges/planes of motions. 

 

Metabolic Conditioning - While general, low level activity (aerobic conditioning) is vital to a long and healthy lifestyle, training safely/appropriately at higher intensities (MetCon) allows for many essential metabolic activities to occur in our bodies.

 

Stretching/ Mobility work: First and foremost, our joints need to have an appropriate amount of mobility in them. We often forego essential mobility training and find ourselves either injured or lacking the range of motion we require for efficient movement.  

 

Power training - This is something that we all seem to neglect in our personal fitness programs as we get older. Adding moderate, appropriate power activities can often help with us keep up in our recreational activities as well as provide a needed surge in essential hormones and other metabolic activity.

 

Soft Tissue Recovery: The human body is made to exercise however it also needs to recover. Spending time on certain recovery processes allow us to regenerate and be ready for future physical activity.

 

Potentiation/activation: "turning on" certain areas/ muscles that may be shut off or dormant due to overuse or underuse. 

 

Stability training - Whether it is "dynamic stability" which may allow us to speed up or slow down more efficiently, or it is "Static Stability" which may allow us to properly resist the constant forces on our many injury susceptible joints. Stability is generally something our professionals often feel is lacking in our day to day routines.  

 

View More