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Crossfit and Steroids?

Posted in Guest Authors, Injuries, Media, Training, Training Females, Uncategorized with tags on July 30, 2015 by mboyle1959

Really interesting read.

Crossfit and Steroids

Great Piece on Developing Athleticism

Posted in Guest Authors, Hockey, StrengthCoach.com Updates, Training, Training Females, Youth Training on July 25, 2015 by mboyle1959

Here’s another great article for parents and youth hockey coaches on developing athleticism.

7 Tips to Developing Athleticism

Real Life Intervals

Posted in Fat Loss, MBSC News, Strength Coach Podcast, StrengthCoach.com Updates, Training, Training Females on July 23, 2015 by mboyle1959

I’ve gotten away from posting my interval workouts in the past year and have taken to quick tweets. I need to take the time to blog these so I can be a bit more detailed.

First off, we are now using Assault Air Bikes. These are very similar to the Schwinn Airdyne but, much better built. I would strongly suggest you get one to try. There is no better interval training tool on the market. The fan means the harder you go, the harder it is. Think upright Concept 2 Rower.

Todays workout

2 sets of 20/10 intervals ( Real Tabata’s for all you fake Tabata people)

These bikes have the original computers.

Work was above 70 RPM, rest above 50 RPM

Set 1- 1 mile

Set 2- 1.1 mile

give these a try for a “quick” 10 minute ride.

Article on StrengthCoach- “The Golden Arches”- Max Prokopy

Posted in Guest Authors, StrengthCoach.com Updates, Training on July 15, 2015 by mboyle1959

Sports performance coaches should always be working to enhance athletes’ best qualities while mitigating the risky parts of a profile.  It could be nutrition, work ethic, or a bum wrist.  One of the most common tendencies I see is quad- or knee-dominant gait.  Since most athletes run, this is pretty important.  I think most of us combat this tendency.  It’s a constant struggle to get the hips back into the spotlight.

The joint-by-joint approach tells us the knee should be stable.  More precisely, the knee should be mobile in the sagittal plane and stable in the frontal and transverse.  That’s pretty much what running is: control the frontal/rotational forces to safely apply power.  The knee musculature can’t do this by itself.  It needs help from above and below.  Let’s take a look at how we can connect these things for a more robust athlete.

The Hip

A good coach won’t need much convincing on the value of the glutes.  They have the best lever arm and muscle fiber type for the job.  There is a place in our world for hip isolation exercises.  I’ll simply say I prefer to teach or tune core stability first.  McGill, DNS, PRI, and a bunch of other paradigms would seem to converge on this basic concept.  Whenever experts from a bunch of different approaches tell me the same thing, I’m going to listen.

The Foot

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Development vs Winning

Posted in Guest Authors, Hockey, Media, Training, Training Females, Youth Training with tags on July 14, 2015 by mboyle1959

This piece could just as easy be hockey as soccer.

Development vs Winning

However in hockey you can even eliminate the one pass and just let your best player go end to end and get you goals.

However, as the game progresses you continually find kids who don’t know how to play hockey.

Think about this quote. I asked my squirt aged son ( age 10) whether he liked cross ice or full ice. His typical response FULL ICE. I asked why. His answer MORE BREAKAWAYS!

This is analogous to me asking him if he likes ice cream or salad. We know the answer. Just remember, it’s not about what a kid likes ( or a parent) it’s about what’s good for them.

We are the adults, we get to choose. When we choose winning at the young ages we actually program for failure later.

For All Youth Sports Parents- PLEASE READ

Posted in Guest Authors, Injuries, MBSC News, Media, Training, Training Females, Youth Training with tags on July 12, 2015 by mboyle1959

This is an absolute, must read,  classic. I see this every day in our town. You can’t buy athletic success but, you certainly can pay to get your children more screwed up. I have always told parents “follow the money”.

Early specialization is both a developmental and social mistake. Don’t get sucked in. The best preparation for young kids ( 8-13) is multi-sport participation. Save your money.

Elite at 10?

 

Lessons From Martin St. Louis

Posted in Guest Authors, Hockey, Training, Youth Training with tags , on July 11, 2015 by mboyle1959

This article came from John O’Sullivan of Changing the Game Project. I had the pleasure to meet Martin St. Louis and think his story inspires everyone but, particularly those told they were too small, too slow or, too something else to make it.

http://changingthegameproject.com/an-uncommon-man-life-lessons-from-a-true-sports-role-model/

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