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Another Vote Against Early Specialization

Posted in Guest Authors, Training, Youth Training with tags , on January 17, 2015 by mboyle1959

This a really well written piece.

The Race to Nowhere in Youth Sports.

I know I’ve posted about this topic a lot but, we are still losing the battle. Be a parent. Stand up for what is right. Make hard decisions. Don’t follow the crowd and listen to some clown who only sees your wallet.

Thoughts On Cholesterol

Posted in Guest Authors, MBSC News, Media, Nutrition, Uncategorized on January 16, 2015 by mboyle1959

As many of you know I have a general distrust of medical science. I have moderately high cholesterol ( low 200’s) but, have avoided statins for years ( thank god, I was right on that one). Just curious what others think?

7 Factors to Consider If You Are Told Your Cholesterol is Too High

Should a Ten Year Old Change Teams?

Posted in Guest Authors, Hockey, Training, Uncategorized, Youth Training with tags on January 15, 2015 by mboyle1959

Here’s a great answer on whether your ten year old needs to move to a “high level” from USA Hockey’s ADM courtesy of Ken Martel. Before you read it, here’s my two cents. If your child is happy and improving, don’t do anything.

Should My Ten Year Old Switch Teams?

 

 

How Exercise Keeps Us Young

Posted in Guest Authors, MBSC News, Media, Training with tags , , , on January 9, 2015 by mboyle1959

Thanks to my friend Craig Liebenson  and the NY Times for this.

How Exercise Keeps Us Young

The bottom lie here is that with training what we view as aging is very preventable. We age more from disuse than use. Smart training can keep us moving well into our eighties. If you read the article you will see that the inclusion of strength training ( like an adult group session or a 1-1 session at MBSC) would solve the strength/ power loss.

The Slight Edge

Posted in Guest Authors, Uncategorized with tags on December 22, 2014 by mboyle1959

This might be one of the best books I’ve read in the past few years.

Jeff Olson puts it simply:

“here’s the problem: every action that is easy to do is also easy not to do.

Why are these simple yet crucial things easy not to do? Because if you don’t do them, they won’t kill you… at least, not today… what’s more, not doing it is usually more comfortable than doing it would be. But, that simple, seemingly insignificant error in judgment, compounded over time, will kill you.”

Read The Slight Edge and, learn the value of showing up. It just might change your life?

Great Globe Magazine Piece on Inner City Weightlifting

Posted in Guest Authors, Media on December 7, 2014 by mboyle1959

As readers may or may not know I recently took a position on the board of Inner City Weightlifting. I’m so excited to be using my skills to help these inspiring young men. Take a minute and read this great piece from Shirley Leung,  @leung

Starting Over in Kendall Square 

More Support for Building Athletes

Posted in Guest Authors, Hockey, Injuries, MBSC News, Media, Training, Training Females, Youth Training with tags , on December 6, 2014 by mboyle1959

I continue to write and post articles that support the idea that the best players are the best athletes. We are specializing far too early in every sport. Kids and parents are getting bad advice from under qualified coaches and as a result make poor decisions. Make your child an athlete first. The lowest return on time invested in any sport is the actual game. Play games for fun. Practice to get better. Train to be a better athlete.

The Quebec “Building the Athlete” Program. 

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