Archive for the StrengthCoach.com Updates Category

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?

 

Cross Transfer and Bad Physical Therapy

Posted in Injuries, Strength Coach Podcast, StrengthCoach.com Updates, Training, Training Females with tags on December 11, 2014 by mboyle1959

I wrote this for my StrengthCoach.com site after getting aggravated with a question about a physical therapist encouraging an athlete with an ACL tear not to work on the other leg.

Cross Transfer and Bad Physical Therapy

 

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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Do We Need More Certifications

Posted in MBSC News, Media, Seminars, Strength Coach Podcast, StrengthCoach.com Updates, Training, Training Females with tags , on December 5, 2014 by mboyle1959

I wrote this last week for the Perform Better Newsletter

“The past five years has seen a large rise in certification courses in the fitness industry. All kinds of fitness companies are jumping on the certification band wagon. You can get certified in any number of things by an ever-increasing number of groups.

This leads us back to the question in the title. Do we need more certifications? My answer is no, we don’t need more certifications. I’m sure you think that’s a strange response as Mike Boyle Strength and Conditioning has just launched the Certified Functional Strength Coach certification. To be honest, I don’t think we need more certification courses, we just need better certification courses.”

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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.

Evolution of a Strength Coach

Posted in Injuries, Low Back Pain, MBSC News, Strength Coach Podcast, StrengthCoach.com Updates, Training on December 1, 2014 by mboyle1959

A forum post on my StrengthCoach.com site got me thinking about this article

Evolution of a Strength Coach

so I thought I’d add it to the free articles section. I think it will make you laugh and/ or think. Take a second and click.

Core Training in Spanish?

Posted in Core training, Guest Authors, Injuries, Low Back Pain, Seminars, Strength Coach Podcast, StrengthCoach.com Updates, Training, Training Females with tags on November 26, 2014 by mboyle1959

Take a look at this

http://www.josemief.com/el-mejor-entrenamiento-de-base-del-core/

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