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Are You Filling Buckets?

Posted in Random Thoughts, Strength Coach Podcast, StrengthCoach.com Updates, Training, Training Females, Youth Training on December 15, 2014 by mboyle1959

I wrote this in 2012 for StrengthCoach.com, it’s based on a kids book called Have You Filled a Bucket Today? Are you filling or dipping?

 

Squat or Deadlift, What’s the Difference

Posted in Injuries, Low Back Pain, MBSC News, Random Thoughts, Strength Coach Podcast, StrengthCoach.com Updates, Training, Training Females with tags on December 10, 2014 by mboyle1959

I just got this question in a private Facebook group so I’d though I’d post the link here also.

When people used to ask me to explain the difference between a squat and a deadlift, I’d always give a simple, straightforward answer: In the deadlift, the weight is in your hands.

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Our Philosophy

Posted in Core training, Injuries, Low Back Pain, MBSC News, Random Thoughts, Strength Coach Podcast, StrengthCoach.com Updates, Training, Training Females, Youth Training with tags on December 3, 2014 by mboyle1959

I got an email the other day asking if I could provide a “philosophy” for a class. I remembered I had posted this a few years ago.

1- First we will do no harm.

As strength coaches and personal trainers our athletes and clients trust us to make decisions for them. Much like Hippocrates in early Greece we must first agree to not intentionally or unintentionally harm them.

2- We will train no further than technical failure.

There is a difference between training to failure and training to technical failure. In truth even training to technical failure may be more intensity than an athlete or client needs. However, no client needs to train beyond the point of technical failure. After technique has failed the potential for injury rises drastically. Reps done after technique has failed are simply asking for trouble. You may not trouble right away but it will find you eventually.

3- We will deliver the minimal effective dose

The minimal effective dose is a medical term but, the implication is fairly obvious. If one aspirin is needed, take just one aspirin. Don’t encourage someone to take the whole bottle. The key to delivering exercise is knowing how much is needed to create a training effect. Any more is wasted and, potentially dangerous.

As you can see, two of these concepts come from the world of medicine. I think we are the greatest medical society in the world and have more power to heal than any drug company or hospital. Unfortunately much like Superheros we must learn to use our power wisely.

Your Kid and Mine are Not Playing in the Pros

Posted in Guest Authors, Hockey, Injuries, MBSC News, Media, Random Thoughts, Strength Coach Podcast, StrengthCoach.com Updates, Training, Training Females, Youth Training with tags , on November 25, 2014 by mboyle1959

This is a great one.

Your Kid and Mine are Not Playing in the Pros

A Great Simple Read on Training

Posted in Core training, Guest Authors, Random Thoughts, StrengthCoach.com Updates, Training, Training Females with tags , on November 5, 2014 by mboyle1959

Every time someone asks me about a functional training program I always say “buy the original red cover Core Performance”. I still think this might be one of the best “how-to”, “follow along” books ever written in our field. I really like the 30-something Mark Verstegen on the cover.

CorePerformance72

https://www.amazon.com/Core-Performance-Revolutionary-Workout-Transform/dp/1594861684/ref=as_sl_pc_qf_sp_asin_til?tag=michaelboyleb-20&linkCode=w00&linkId=UTK6UINQ4A3R4U2R&creativeASIN=1594861684

Being an MBSC Intern Part 2

Posted in Guest Authors, MBSC News, Random Thoughts, Training, Training Females, Youth Training with tags , on July 22, 2014 by mboyle1959

Here is part two Daniel Breens’ series about his internship at Mike Boyle Strength and Conditioning.

Being an MBSC Intern Part 2

An Open Letter to Tim Cook

Posted in Random Thoughts with tags , on July 2, 2014 by mboyle1959

Dear Tim,

I know we have never met so I apologize for the first name basis. If it helps, I’m a stockholder? I have a simple request. Please develop an app that prevents texting and driving or, allow us to access Textecution. I have no financial interest in any of these apps but people are dying and you are worrying about 3rd parties controlling your phone. I love my IPhone but, am going to have to switch. I know the three IPhones in my house won’t break the bank but others will follow. It really is a matter of life and death.

Sincerely,

Michael Boyle

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