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Hall of Famer Comes Out Against Early Specialization

Posted in Uncategorized on August 2, 2015 by mboyle1959

This came to me courtesy of James Leath  (@jamesleath www.jamesleath.com ) but, the text is from the Hall of Fame induction speech of John Smoltz . Imagine how important John Smoltz thinks this is if he included it in the limited amount of time available to him at Cooperstown.

“Before I hand it over to the next inductee, I’d be remiss if I did not talk about Tommy John. I’ve been given an opportunity as one of the only players, the only one right now, to be inducted into the Hall of Fame with Tommy John surgery. It’s an epidemic. It’s something that is affecting our game. It’s something that I thought would cost me my career, but thanks to Dr. James Andrews and all those before him, performing the surgery with such precision has caused it to be almost a false read, like a Band‑Aid you put on your arm.

I want to encourage the families and parents that are out there to understand that this is not normal to have a surgery at 14 and 15 years old, that you have time, that baseball’s not a year‑round sport, that you have an opportunity to be athletic and play other sports.

Don’t let the institutions that are out there running before you guaranteeing scholarship dollars and signing bonuses (tell you) that this is the way. We have such great, dynamic arms in our game that it’s a shame that we’re having one and two and three Tommy John recipients. So I want to encourage you if nothing else, know that your children’s passion and desire to play baseball is something that they can do without a competitive pitch. Every throw a kid makes today is a competitive pitch. They don’t go outside; they don’t have fun; they don’t throw enough. But they’re competing and maxing out too hard, too early, and that’s why we’re having these problems. So please, take care of those great future arms.”

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

Next MBSC Mentorship October 4-8

Posted in Uncategorized on July 29, 2015 by mboyle1959

Originally posted on Michael Boyle's Strengthcoach.com Blog:

Our next MBSC Mentorship ( and probably the only one until 2016) will be October 4th – 8th. This is your only chance to spend 4 days with our staff learning our system both in the classroom and  on the floor. Come and immerse yourself in MBSC for 4 days.

To register go to

https://www.bodybyboyle.com/application_mentorship

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Article on StrengthCoach- “Introducing the Hang Clean: Prioritizing Start and Finish Posture”- Ken Whittier

Posted in Uncategorized on July 27, 2015 by mboyle1959

After attending a Tom House Seminar a couple of weeks back, of course I learned a lot about baseball, but even more importantly, I learned a lot about coaching, and different strategies to better cue and communicate with athletes. For those who are unfamiliar with Tom House, he was a relief pitcher at the Major League level, but is world famous for being one of the most innovative and influential pitching coaches to date, and has worked with the likes of Nolan Ryan, Randy Johnson, Drew Brees, Tom Brady, and many many more. Bottom line, Tom House can identify exactly what his athletes are doing incorrectly, and use simple drills to improve a throwers weaknesses.

Something that really stuck out while attending Tom House’s seminar, and is something that is consistent with our systems here at Mike Boyle Strength and Conditioning, is the prioritization of posture. Tom House uses different drills to introduce proper posture. These drills are not dynamic, but rather static, and require athletes to hold different postures that are specific to throwing. Much like a track coach uses wall drills to pattern proper sprint mechanics, Tom House uses posture drills to pattern proper throwing mechanics.

StrengthCoach members, click here to read the rest of the article.

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MBSC Makes the Best Gyms in America List for 2015

Posted in Uncategorized on July 26, 2015 by mboyle1959

Once again MBSC has been recognized as one of America’s best gyms. Most of those above us on the list are large chains or franchises so this is a great accomplishment for what remains a small, family oriented business.

Thanks first to all our members who really make our gym special and second, thanks to the best staff in America.

America’s Best Gyms

Perform Better Providence

Posted in Uncategorized on July 20, 2015 by mboyle1959

Just wanted to thank everyone who came out to listen this weekend. If you want more info you can go to:

Functional Strength Coach 5.0 to get the DVD’s.

If you want to interact and stay up to date check out

StrengthCoach.com . Make sure to post your questions to the forums.

 

Next MBSC Mentorship October 4-8

Posted in Uncategorized on July 16, 2015 by mboyle1959

Our next MBSC Mentorship ( and probably the only one until 2016) will be October 4th – 8th. This is your only chance to spend 4 days with our staff learning our system both in the classroom and  on the floor. Come and immerse yourself in MBSC for 4 days.

To register go to

https://www.bodybyboyle.com/application_mentorship

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