As many of you know we all struggle with making the right decisions for our kids. I still think great athletes are developed through “athletics” and not one sport. I believe strongly enough that we more or less forced our 14 year old daughter into another year of soccer this year even though she clearly has chosen hockey as “the sport”.
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I’ve been lucky enough to share some amazing video with all of you. Please watch this one. Just click the link. You won’t be sorry.
I teared up as I read this. Absolutely amazing. Next time one of my athletes complains, I’ll resist the urge to strangle them and ask them to read this.
I had a post on my Facebook page in response to this video on teaching the squat. The person posting said “I Dan John’ed him” and it worked. What he meant was he tried the Goblet Squat and it made a big change. Click the link to see how.
Great article from the folks at USA Hockey on development.
How cool is this. Thanks to my friend Dave Trevino.
They are doing some great things at InnerCity Weightlifting.
Help out here: https://www.booster.com/strengthcoach
Watch what they are doing here: http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=espn:9537094
Originally Written in 2009
Ponce de Leon searched for it. Plastic surgeons try to reverse the appearance of aging. However until now there really was no fountain of youth. The fountain of youth was thought to be a myth. The reality is it’s not about drinking from the fountain but, lifting the bricks the fountain is made of.
Researchers at McMaster University ( yes, the same school that brought us our landmark interval study), have made an amazing discovery. A research team led by Dr Simon Melov from McMaster University Medical Centre in Hamilton, Ontario studied muscle tissue at the cellular level via biopsy . The study compared the muscle tissue of a group of twenty-five subjects over sixty five to a group of subjects with an average age of twenty two. The over-sixty-five group strength trained two days a week for six months and the biopsies were repeated. The results were nothing short of astounding. At a cellular level the muscle tissue had changed. Nearly one third of the sixty-five year old tissue had undergone a genetic change and now resembled the tissue of the twenty-two year old group.
Dr. Simon Melov, Director of Genomics at the Buck Institute in Novato, California stated, “The genetic fingerprint (of the elderly participants) was reversed to that of younger people — not entirely, but enough to say that their genetic profile was more like that of young people than old people,” said.
In other words, strength training had in effect reversed the effects of aging. Gerontologists have been studying the aging process and are always looking for ways to reverse the aging process. Much of the research has centered on passive modes using hormones etc.. It now appears that passive methods have less of a future than good old fashioned hard work.
Many in the field have pointed to the benefits of strength training for the elderly however, the evidence has never been so clear and pointed.
The results of the study appear in the May 23 edition of the on-line, open access journal PLoS One.
January 18th, 2014 marks the return of the MBSC Winter Seminar. This year we were lucky enough to convince Bill Knowles to be our featured speaker. Bill was a big hit at both the BSMPG Seminar and the Perform Better Summit. My goal for this seminar is to bring in someone that I want to learn from every year and Bill fits that description to a tee.
In the past we have gone from 12-5 PM but, our additional space allows us to make this an all day event.
MBSC Winter Seminar Schedule
Morning Workout 7:30-8:30 AM
- Join the MBSC staff for a morning workout session.
Speakers 9 AM-4 PM
9-11 Michael Boyle- The MBSC Training System- Training Smarter, Not Harder
11-12 Kevin Carr/ Brendon Rearick- MBSC Exercise Progression System
1:30-3:30 Bill Knowles- Reconditioning- A Performance Based Model for Injured Athletes
4-5 PM Choose 1 ( these are not rotating practicals but one hour sessions)
Rehab Q+A w/ Bill Knowles
Training Q+A w/ Mike Boyle
Basic Kettlebells ( hands on)- w/ Ana Tocco and Sam Dadd
Basics of Olympic Lifting ( hands on) MBSC Staff
Exercise Progressions- Brendon Rearick/ Kevin Carr
Cost $125 before Dec 15, $149 after
In addition we will be running a mentorship January 14-17. You can combo the mentorship and seminar for the mentorship price. Mentorship includes seminar admission.