Archive for May, 2010

More Real Life AirDyne Intervals

Posted in Fat Loss, Training, Training Females with tags , , on May 13, 2010 by mboyle1959

Did 8 x .5 mi. again Give it a try.

1:26/ 1:20/ 1:20/ 1:19/ 1:20/ 1:20/ 1:24/ 1:22

Rest was 1 min after interval one and capped at 2 min. Recoveries 1-5 was to 110 BPM, after 6 and 7 it was only about 1:17 but we had capped the rest at 2 min.

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My Top Coaching Influences

Posted in Uncategorized on May 12, 2010 by mboyle1959

Recently I wrote an article about the people who have been the biggest influences on me as a coach for my StrengthCoach.com site. Usually these articles stay on the site for members only but I wanted to share this with my blog readers also so I moved it to the free articles section of the site. Hope you like it. Feel Free to forward it.

My Top Coaching Influences by Michael Boyle

The Past Week on StrengthCoach.com

Posted in Uncategorized on May 10, 2010 by mboyle1959

This weeks recap comes from the Marriot Hotel in Heidelberg Germany. I’ve completed my first talk at the International Ice Hockey Federation Conference and travel to Cologne for two more on Thursday and Friday.

First up this past week was an article from site member Rick Karboviak. Rick was an original contributor on the old SportSpecific.com site and has come back to us as a member. Training the Rural Athlete: Where Simplicity Overrides Specialization is one of the articles I can only describe as “real world”. I think only on a site like this will you get this type of info.

Next up was a announcement about Anthony Donskov’s new facility. I love to highlight our site members and their accomplishments. StrengthCoach.com is really at the forefront of what is now recognized as the micro-gym movement.

Last up is a piece from Maria Mountain, another great site contributor showing a TRX workout one of her athletes used in preparation for the Vancouver Olympic games. Figure Skating Pre-Competition TRX Workoutgives real world stratagies for the coach who has to send athletes off to competitions away from the facility.

I think you will enjoy all three.

Video of the Week

We made up for video if the week by posting two. Anthony Renna posted a video from Gray called Ankle Mobility in the Deep Squathttp://www.strengthcoach.com/members/2094.cfm

We also posted a video from Frank Adelia on Teaching the Turksih Getup.

As always don’t forget to check out the StrengthCoach Podcast. This week Anthony has a great Episode on Shoulder Prehab with Joe Sansalone. I’ve already listened and it was excellent. Also, make sure to check out  Strength and Conditioning Webinars http://www.strengthandconditioningwebinars.com

and, make sure you check www.strengthcoachblog.com.

Site Notes

Please let us know via the forum if there are things you want to see as you can see with Top Coaching Influences http://www.strengthcoach.com/members/2086.cfm we are listening.

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

Irritating Things About Facebook

Posted in Uncategorized on May 6, 2010 by mboyle1959

As I said a while ago, I really like Facebook. However, we now have what I call Facebook Spamming. In Facebook Spammimg people simply become your friend to try to sell you something. Theses are the folks who invite you every other day to become a fan of them, a fan of their site, their book, their bootcamp etc. I have to admit. I’m using Facebook for business but I’m trying not to be a Spammer. I have a tip for you. If your inbox is clogged with invitations from the same person over and over again. Go to Edit Friends on the top right corner. Type the persons name into the search and simply click remove. It will save you lots of deletions later. As I said before I love Facebook but we are in evolutionary stage and some folks see only the marketing value. I’m hoping to give as much as I get from Facebook.

PS- Not sure if I like profile pics taken shirtless. My initial thought was to not accept a friend request from anyone not wearing a shirt but, after a few weeks I realized my list of fitness friends would be small.

More Squatting News- And It’s Research!

Posted in Guest Authors, Injuries, Low Back Pain, Training, Training Females, Uncategorized, Youth Training on May 3, 2010 by mboyle1959

Below is a link to a great blog from Meaghan Shea. Guess I am no longer the lone heretic. Everyone says we don’t have research basis for our ideas. This is great. Even though the cart was a little ahead of the horse it’s still good news. I think after you read this my single leg theories will make even more sense. It’s important to note two things. One, to Brett Contreras’ dismay the study did not look at glute EMG. My guess is that glute EMG is higher in the single leg version. The other factor is that the higher hamstring activity shows a higher posterior chain load which is another positive.

http://www.fitnessmash.com/2010/04/the-controversy-continues/

The Past Week on StrengthCoach.com

Posted in Injuries, Low Back Pain, Random Thoughts, StrengthCoach.com Updates, Uncategorized on May 2, 2010 by mboyle1959

First up this week was an article from the now famous Articles to be Finished file. Poor Shoulder Mobility Leads to Low Back Pain is one of those articles that is between an AH-Ha moment and a Duh moment. Anthony Renna’s response was “you didn’t get that?” Read and see what you think. There are already a lot of forum posts on this one.

Next up are some charts that I know help me at BU Bar Loading and Kettlebell  Conversion Charts make it easy for the athletes to convert from metric to English. The bar loading chart originally came from Glenn Harris at BU.

Last up is an unusual article from site member and MBSC mentorship alum James Wilson. More Than Roadies on Dirt: How to Train Mountain Bikers for Ride Changing Results. I mean unusual in the sense that mountain bikers are not a group that we talk about a ton on the site.

I think you will enjoy all three.

Video of the Week

Looks like I may have dropped the ball on video of the week this week but Anthony Renna saved the day and posted a Q+A with Gray Cook.

As always don’t forget to check out the StrengthCoach Podcast. and Strength and Conditioning Webinars http://www.strengthandconditioningwebinars.com This weeks’ podcast features Joe Sansalone discussing his excellent posts on the topic of shoulder packing. http://www.strengthcoach.com/members/2093.cfm

Site Notes

Please let us know via the forum if there are things you want to see as you can see with Top Coaching Influences we are listening.

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