Archive for June, 2009

This Week on

Posted in Updates, Uncategorized on June 8, 2009 by mboyle1959

This week could be called “previously seen on T-Nation week” as two of the articles appeared first at Our first article this week is called Things I Never Did, Used to Do or Just Starting Doing Again. This article appeared a few months ago on t-nation but has never been published here.

The next article, Hypertrophy for Athletes should provoke some interesting dialogue on the forum. The article was written in response to the question “Mike, do you do hypertrophy training for your athletes?” I’m looking forward to hearing everyone’s thoughts.

Our next article is another one I wrote called Is Sport Specific Training a Myth. This also appeared a few months ago on t-nation but, I want to share it with our readers who may not read that site. The article looks at the idea of “specific” exercises for each sport and whether this really makes sense. Just a quick thanks to Lou Schuler for editing all three. The man is a master.

Because two articles were previously published elsewhere I decided to throw in a bonus article. A Simple Drill for the Enhancement of the Athletic Reaction Time, Foot, and Hand Speed comes courtesy of my good friend Robert Panariello. Rob has a wealth of knowledge to share and brings up a great drill that athletes really enjoy.

Video of the Week

Video of the week is from my A Joint by Joint Approach to Warm-up and Training DVD. The Stability Ball Internal Rotation stretch is an excellent way to improve hip internal rotation mobility. With all the forum talk on hips I figure another good hip stretch is the way to go. The key here is to develop internal rotation with the hip in neutral or a slight degree of flexion. This will stretch the remaining 5 lateral rotators that attach to the ischium.


Also, a quick reminder. Today is the last day for the discount at . You can sign up today for $19.99 a month. The price goes up $10 tomorrow. This might be one of the best education ideas in a long time. As Anthony said, “never leave home again” if you don’t want to.

As always don’t forget to check out the StrengthCoach Podcast  at  

Hope you enjoy the week.



Never Leave Your Home Again

Posted in Seminars on June 4, 2009 by mboyle1959

SCWebinars.comGreat New Resource

I know some of you have heard about it but I really wanted to make sure you all know about Anthony Renna’s (from the Strength Coach Podcast) great new resource called Strength and Conditioning Webinars.

If you don’t know what a webinar is, it’s just a presentation that you watch and listen to on your computer. I have done two of them already and I have another one planned in a few weeks because I love the format.

What he will be doing is hosting at least 2 webinars a month with coaches like me, Alwyn Cosgrove and Gray Cook. He will also be
adding bonus webinars all the time. If you listen to the Strength Coach Podcast, you know that Anthony always over-delivers with Special episodes and features and he will be doing the same on

The best part is that he records them so you don’t have to be on the call to watch. You can watch anytime you like. If you are
as busy as I am, that is a great option.

There is also a forum (it’s the same format as for presenters to answer questions specifically about their topics.

Webinars are usually $25-30 for each one, and Anthony is really making them affordable. For only $29.99 a month, you will get 2-3 webinars each month and access to the presenter forums. That is a great price.

Even Better.
For the Pre-launch special right now, until Monday, June 8, you can sign up to become a member for $19.99 a month. If you want
to save even more money, sign up for the year at $199.

This month, Anthony has webinars scheduled with Tim Vagen (Shoulder Injuries), Tim Yuhas (Preventing ACL’s) and me (Understanding Sports Hernias). He is scheduling Gray Cook, Robert Dos Remedios, Eric Cressey, Nick Tumminello, Nick Winkelman, Charlie Weingroff, Dewey Nielson, Daniel Martinez, Frank Dolan, Geralyn Coopersmith and so many more for upcoming webinars.

Judging from Anthony’s work on the Strength Coach Podcast and, I know this is going to be a well run,
professional membership site with an incredible opportunity for you to stay up to date with all the current topics in Strength and Conditioning, Personal Training and Physical Therapy.

Do the math- if Anthony only does the 2 webinars he is guaranteeing each month (and I know he’ll do more, he already has them lined up) at $19.99 a month, that’s $240 for the year. That comes out to $10 a webinar. You can’t afford NOT to be part of

Remember, the pre-launch ends on Monday June 8 so go and sign up for $19.99 a month. You will be glad you did.

Between and, you will never have to leave home again!

Never Let Go

Posted in Uncategorized on June 4, 2009 by mboyle1959

Never Let Go is the title of Dan John’s new book. If the first thing you think when you read this is “who’s Dan John”, you have some catching up to do. Dan might be my favorite writer in the world of strength and conditioning. Dan’s stuff is common sense and witty.

Here are few gems I wrote down while devouring Dan’s book this week.

On Diet – ” As a senior at Utah State I weighed 218 and threw the discus 190 ft.. Then I got some advice from the people at the Olympic Training Center. I needed carbs they advised and lots of them. They pointed to studies done on American distance runners. I should have followed the logic… Being an idiot I took the advice to eat like emaciated over-trained sub-performers. It took years of high carb grazing to learn the evils of this advice.”

On Physical Education- ” Today the wise leaders of our youth have banned rope climbing because it is dangerous. Guns, drugs and bombs make it into high school but, rope climbing is dangerous.”

Want more gems? Contact my friend Laree Draper at

This Week on

Posted in Uncategorized on June 1, 2009 by mboyle1959

First up this week on the site is a great article from Jim Reeves. Jim writes forum posts that are often “article worthy”. Jim’s response to a forum question about skating treadmills ( The Skating Treadmill Debate) is one of those. Next up is a great piece from Boston University Head Strength and Conditioning Coach Glenn Harris titled PreSeason Training for Basketball. This is an incredibly complete article that was so good I had to publish it right away. I thought about saving it for fall but my goal is to get the best info possible to our readers so, here it is.

Last but not least is A Weekend at TPI by Bruce Kelly. Bruce’s work should be becoming more familiar to all of you. Greg Rose and Dave Phillips of TPI are changing the world of golf and are beginning to move into other sports. Take a moment to read about a phenomenal education program.

As I mentioned before 25 Mistakes in 25 Years- Evolution of a Coach is now available on DVD
If you would like to purchase a copy you can click the link above.

Video of the Week

Video of the week comes from site member and contributor Dewey Neilsen of Impact Jujitsu. Dewey has an excellent video of potential inverted row progressions using the TRX.

As always don’t forget to check out the StrengthCoach Podcast at