Archive for the Youth Training 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?

 

More Support for Building Athletes

Posted in Guest Authors, Hockey, Injuries, MBSC News, Media, Training, Training Females, Youth Training with tags , on December 6, 2014 by mboyle1959

I continue to write and post articles that support the idea that the best players are the best athletes. We are specializing far too early in every sport. Kids and parents are getting bad advice from under qualified coaches and as a result make poor decisions. Make your child an athlete first. The lowest return on time invested in any sport is the actual game. Play games for fun. Practice to get better. Train to be a better athlete.

The Quebec “Building the Athlete” Program. 

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

18 People to Follow in the Hockey World.

Posted in Guest Authors, Hockey, Media, Training, Training Females, Uncategorized, Youth Training with tags , , , on November 14, 2014 by mboyle1959

Nice post for those looking for training information. And yes, it doesn’t hurt that I’m first on the list or that my friends Kevin Neeld, Anthony Donskov, Sean Skahan, and Maria Mountain are on the list.

18 People to Follow in the Hockey World

 

 

Single Leg Squats?

Posted in Injuries, MBSC News, Media, Strength Coach Podcast, StrengthCoach.com Updates, Training, Training Females, Uncategorized, Youth Training with tags on November 11, 2014 by mboyle1959

Take a look at this Stack.com video about troubleshooting single leg squats.

 

http://www.stack.com/video/3832850468001/elite-performance-with-mike-boyle-how-to-fix-your-singleleg-squat/

Is Sport Specific Training a Myth?

Posted in MBSC News, Strength Coach Podcast, StrengthCoach.com Updates, Training, Training Females, Youth Training with tags on November 7, 2014 by mboyle1959

Take a look at this article and see what your thoughts are. I’d love to see some comments.

Is Sports Specific Training a Myth?

 

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