Archive for March, 2010

Interval Training

Posted in Uncategorized on March 9, 2010 by mboyle1959

The mainstream media is catching on. This is a great article to share with your athletes and clients if they are skeptical about giving up their long slow cardio workouts.

I actually had one of my clients and one of my athletes send this to me on the same day. Both emails said the same thing. “you’ve been saying this for years.” Fortunately or unfortunately when the mainstream media validates us it seems more real.

I talked about this in my Interval Training DVD three years ago. Either way, more proof/ validation.

This Week on StrengthCoach.com

Posted in Uncategorized on March 8, 2010 by mboyle1959

First up this week is a Three Day Softball Program contributed by Justin Levine of California Fitness Academy. This got pushed back so we could add Dave Trevino’s Notes from the Monroe Strength Summit. If you didn’t read Dave’s notes you missed some classics. Go back and read them.

I also didn’t mention Simplicity by Sam Leahy. Make sure you go back and watch this excellent video. I really enjoy Sam’s insights.

Next up is Modified Strongman Training in the Real World. As many of you know I’m not a huge fan of some of the Strongman type training done but, the author Art McDermott is an expert in the area and, does a great presenting two very safe and useful aspects of Strongman training, drags and carries.

Last up is another piece from Bruce Kelly, the Top 10 List for Masters Athletes. Bruce provides more excellent insight, as usual.

Videos of the Week

Video of the Week is an excellent progression on our “anti” core idea from Devan McConnell at Stanford called Standing Multi-planar Core Stabilization. I don’t think this made it last week but, it is up now.

I’m also going to add the Death of Squatting Clip for anyone who didn’t see it.

As always don’t forget to check out the StrengthCoach Podcast at  www.strengthcoachpodcast.com.

Anthony just posted another webinar, this one from Kevin Neeld called

“Innovative Practices in Strength and Conditioning.” Kevin used his hockey training programs as a framework to introduce a series of topics that I’d consider “innovative” relative to traditional

strength and conditioning practices.  Check it out at:

http://www.strengthandconditioningwebinars.com/members/quotInnovative_Practices_in_Strength_and_Conditioningquot.cfm

Last week, Cassandra Forsythe did an interesting one on “Nutrition & Cancer Prevention, Influence of Lifestyle Choices.”

This is a great webinar to give you some easy to understand, practical knowledge for your clients.  Check it out at:

http://www.strengthandconditioningwebinars.com/members/quotNutrition.cfm

Site Notes

Just a reminder, as always the articles and videos go up over the course of the week. Generally one each day.  Only one article mentioned on this email will go up on the day you receive this email.

Also, your credit card statement will show a charge from RylanLee.com, not StrengthCoach.com. Hope you enjoy the week.

The Myth of the 40 Yd Dash Continues

Posted in Random Thoughts, Training, Uncategorized with tags , , on March 7, 2010 by mboyle1959

Once again the myth meets reality. Take a look at this on-line account from the NFL Combine from Rivals.com.

Makes this article I wrote The Truth About Speed, NFL Combines and the Forty Yard Dash seem that much more accurate. I love this stuff.

MBSC Featured in the Winchester Star

Posted in Uncategorized on March 5, 2010 by mboyle1959

Our local paper, the Winchester Star, had a front page article on the athletes training in our facility. Sports writer Brad Petrishen did a great job capturing the spirit of what we do at MBSC. The piece centered around the group of nearly twenty athletes we currently have at MBSC for their upcoming Pro Days.

Take a look if you have a second.

Still More Reviews of Advances in Functional Training

Posted in Uncategorized on March 3, 2010 by mboyle1959

I hate to keep banging you guys over the head with reviews of my new book

but, the reviews have been great and I want to keep sharing them with you

From Thomas Plummer:

Mike Boyle, just released a long over due new book,

“Advances in Functional Training.” Mike’s new release is a combination of some of

his best writing over the years infused with some of his current thoughts

on training. This is a must have for any owner’s bookshelf and should be mandatory

reading for all head trainers. You can get this book from Perform Better now.

Mike will also be on the road at this year’s Perform Better Summits, which every owner

and head trainer should attend. Many of you owners are out of date and need new ideas

for training in your club. Don’t be frozen: go get some new info and see Mike.

From another reader

Mike,

I just wanted to say your new book is excellent. I will review in full on my

blog for what it’s worth.I don’t work with athletes I work with ordinary people.

I preach simplicty at every turn, because most folk simply don’t have the time

(or inclination) to really get to grips with more than the basics. Your book

presents things in such a methodical manner and for that I thank you.

The more information people have it appears, the less discerning they become.

More is rarely better. Thanks for taking the time to lay out your own experience

so clearly and generously. You have provided me with useable, functional

material. No smoke, no mirrors.

If you are interested you can order and read an excerpt at www.davedraper.com. You can also order

at www.performbetter.com or at www.amazon.com .

No More Crunches?

Posted in Uncategorized on March 2, 2010 by mboyle1959

Anyone who knows me knows that we eliminated most flexion exercises from our workouts years ago based on the work of Dr Stuart McGill. This is one of the most difficult things for coaches and trainers to hear and, to get them to implement. In the last few years we have popularized the terms anti-rotation and and anti-extension and taken these concepts from physical therapy to the gym floor. Here is a great mainstream article about Dr McGill that will help you reinforce this with your clients.

This will really help you sell a program of planks, anti-rotation exercises and rollouts to your clients.

This Week on StrengthCoach.com

Posted in Uncategorized on March 1, 2010 by mboyle1959

First up this week is a great follow up to my X-Files article called Why We Can’t Trust Anyone from Tom Wigginton. Tom is a personal trainer who previously worked in the food industry.

Next up is Getting Your Athletes OnBoard Your Bus from Anaheim Ducks Strength and Conditioning Coach Sean Skahan. This is another good piece that looks at the mental side of strength and conditioning.

Last up is a Three Day Softball Program contributed by Justin Levine of California Fitness Academy. As we mentioned last week we are going to try to include more actual programs for you to look at.

Video of the Week

Video of the Week is an excellent progression on our “anti” core idea from Devan McConnell at Stanford called Standing Multi-planar Core Stabilization

As always don’t forget to check out the StrengthCoach Podcast at  www.strengthcoachpodcast.com.

Last but not least, make sure you keep up with www.strengthandconditioningwebinars.com

Site Notes

Just a reminder, the articles and videos go up over the course of the week. Generally one each day.  Only one article mentioned on this email will go up on the day you receive this email.