Last week on

I really thought I would get a handle on these updates after the summer ended but it’s Friday again and here I am writing about last week.

First up last week was Teaching Olympic Lifts by Josh Bonhotal. Josh is a the Assistant Strength Coach for the Chicago Bulls and another former MBSC intern. This article details how Josh teaches the olympic lifts. I’ll note that this is not how we teach them at MBSC. We are whole method teachers and actually choose to teach the complexes at the end of a session rather than at the beginning. I think it is really important to highlight contrasting styles on the site.

Next up was The Beginning of My Experience as an Intern at MBSC by Ben Bruno. Ben is a young guy who has just begun his internship and provides a great perspective. These types of articles allow some of our younger site members to get a nice view of the process.

The third article for the week was Work the Great Equalizer in Strength and Conditioning by Anthony Donskov. Anthony is a site member who has really begun to provide some quality content and this piece is another in a series of great contributions. Don’t let the title fool you. Anthony is talking about acceptable range of motion. This is a must-read article.

Video of the Week is a TRX Prone Reach and comes from Dewey Neilson. Make sure to check out Dewey’s shirt in the video.

Also, Anthony has Episode 63 of the StrengthCoach Podcast up. I know I mentioned it before but, take the time to download it and listen to Dave Tenney.

If you haven’t been on the site in a week, make sure to log on, read and listen.



2 Responses to “Last week on”

  1. Sorry, I need to clarify. Josh uses complexes as a teaching tool. I consider them to be advanced. We teach our olympic lifts first in a session using a whole method. I think it works better and is more fun. I have always felt people like the feel of the olympic lifts and “no catch, no clean”.

  2. Lee Ransick Says:

    Coach Boyle,

    Is there a “quick” explanation as to why you prefer to teach Olympic lifting stuff at the end of a training session as opposed to at the beginning? Likewise for being a “whole method” teacher, do you simply find this to be more efficient in larger group settings?

    Perhaps I’ve grown accustomed to my own style simply on account of working with no more than 3 clients at once, but I tend to note their training age and background, demonstrate the entire lift, allow them to attempt it, and then regress it to its constituent parts if I see glaring deficiencies in how the lift is performed. For non-athletes, I tend to work in the various parts and then integrate it all at a later point in time if there is a compelling reason for having them perform the lifts.

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