Archive for November, 2010

Mike Boyle Strength and Conditioning Winter Seminar 2011

Posted in Uncategorized on November 10, 2010 by mboyle1959
Just want to let everyone know that we have set the date for our Winter Seminar. This year we will be doing something slightly different to allow participants to see and experience our new location.
Speakers– Michael Boyle, Dan John., MBSC Staff
Date- Saturday Feb 5-  8 AM-5 PM

8-12 Workout Observation / Particpation – from 8-12 participants will be able to watch workouts and, numbers permitting, participate. This was a huge success last year with almost 40 attendees spending the day with our coaches. This is a great chance to see and experience our new facility.
12-1 Dan John- Lecture 1
1-2 Michael Boyle  – The Case for Single Leg Training
2-3  Dan John – Lecture 2
3-5 four 30 minutes practical sessions with Dan John, Michael Boyle and our MBSC staff.
This will be a great opportunity to learn and participate so, sign up early. Sign up info will be on our website by Monday. To reserve a space you can call MBSC at 781-938-1330 and speak to Bob or Adrienne. Registration is $99 if you register by January 1st. In order to facilitate the practicals only 100 participants will be allowed.
Sponsored by Perform Better, Body By Boyle Online,, The Strength Coach Podcast, Strength and Conditioning Webinars, and The FitCast.

Dr Mercola Discusses Cancers Favorite Food

Posted in Guest Authors, Nutrition, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized on November 7, 2010 by mboyle1959

If you are a regular reader you know I am a big fan of Dr. Joseph Mercola. Do I think he is a ittle crazy, yes. Do I think he sells too hard, yes. However, do I think his heart and head are in the right place, definitely yes. Dr. Mercola is like a lone voice screaming in the food wilderness. Take a few minutes and read about cancers favorite food.–fructose-feeds-cancer-cells.aspx

The Past Week on

Posted in Uncategorized on November 4, 2010 by mboyle1959

Hope everyone is having a great week. Last week we posted four articles, a new video and added another Episode to the StrengthCoach Podcast . It looks like these updates are now permanently at the end of the week but, that’s OK. As long as we remind you to go back and take a look at the site.

First up was: Common Sense is not too Common — Becoming a great coach from Dewey Neilsen. This was a short piece and was the reason we posted four articles instead of three. I think the title explains the concept so take a minute and read it.

Next up was Training the Overweight Client I have been saving this article until I had the DVD for Training the Overweight Client done. I also posted this as a free article on the site and on Facebook and got lots of great responses. If you haven’t read it, please take a second and do it.

Also up was: : Choosing Weights for Single Leg Squats This was piece from Geoff Girvitz that sat in my inbox for way too long.

Last Up Was:  All In , another contribution from MBSC intern Ben Bruno. Ben has been a big asset to the site during his internship with lots of articles and videos.

Video of the week was Rear Foot Elevated “Speed Skater Squats” also from Ben Bruno

Anthony all put up Episode 67 of the StrengthCoach Podcast with Ben Shear and Jeff Banaszak

If you haven’t been on the site this week, make sure you log on and check out another excellent week of articles.


Also, make sure to check out Strength and Conditioning Webinars

Anthony has posted a bunch of new webinars in October including

“Coaching Cues 101: flaws and fixes for commonly performed

exercises”-Craig Rasmussen- Tues, Oct 26, 12pm EDT

as well as

Case Study- Pro Hockey Player- Jim Reeves

Tips to Improve Healthy Aging- Dr. Jeffrey Tucker

Power Development for Golfers- Michael Boyle

Site Notes

Please let us know via the forum if there are things you want to see on the site.

Also, your credit card statement will show a charge from, not Hope you enjoyed the week.


Do You Have Old VHS Tapes?

Posted in Media, Random Thoughts on November 2, 2010 by mboyle1959

I have some great training stuff on VHS. Problem is it’s tough to find a VCR these days to watch them. My other problem is that I know these VHS tapes are eventually going to dry up and break. Some of my VHS tapes are over 20 years old.  I took a bunch of tapes to a service that advertises that they will convert them for a fee and was told that because the tapes were copywrited they could not copy them onto CD’s for me. Next I looked into buying a converter, basically a very expensive combination VHS-DVD that copied the tape on a DVD. This unit was about $350 dollars. However, an internet search led me to an invention that in my mind rivals the IPOD and the FlipCam, the Elgato Video Capture Cable. For seventy five dollars I received the cable and the software to hook up a a TV-VCR to my computer. The software then converts all these old VHS tapes to Quicktime movies on my computer. Last week I began converting training classics like Al Vermeil’s Success Through Training and Angel Spassov’s Bulgarian Methods of Explosive Power Development into Quicktime movies. If you have old training footage, training tapes, interviews or game films on VHS, buy one of these units and get to work.

Just a quick note, the Elgato unit is the one recommended for a MAC. The Roxio Easy VHS to DVD gets a better rating for PC although I didn’t use it.

PS- You can also convert your kids Disney stuff to computer files which might be my next project. Lion King forever on my computer?

Thanks for the Birthday Wishes

Posted in Random Thoughts on November 1, 2010 by mboyle1959

I just wanted to take a minute and thank everyone for all the Facebook notes, emails and texts I received yesterday. It really is flattering to know that people all over the world are reading my books and applying the information to all types of athletes and clients. I am really humbled by all the attention.