Archive for September, 2011

Joint by Joint Goes Mainstream

Posted in Core training, Guest Authors, MBSC News, Media, Random Thoughts, StrengthCoach.com Updates, Training with tags , on September 30, 2011 by mboyle1959

Our Joint by Joint concept has hit the mainstream media. Chiropractor Dr. Brent Hextell wrote this article for a Colorado website Balance in Mobility and Stability Key for Athletic Performance. To learn more about Joint by Joint, click here.

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A Great Commercial About Kids and Youth Sports

Posted in Media, Random Thoughts, Training, Uncategorized, Youth Training on September 29, 2011 by mboyle1959

This a great commercial. Although the subject is tennis this applies to hockey and football also ( and maybe lots of others sports I’m not thinking of) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BeHLbDUt_64&feature=player_detailpage Take a minute and watch.

PS- thanks to my friend Michelle Amidon from USA Hockey for the forward.

Strength Coach Creed

Posted in Uncategorized on September 28, 2011 by mboyle1959

This is great piece  written by Anthony Donskov that I wanted to share:

I am a strength and conditioning coach, not a cheerleader, rep counter, weight loader, scientist or lab technician. I am a motivator, not a babysitter, amateur psychologist, or boot camp instructor. I will not treat all athletes the same! I will treat athletes the way they deserve and earn to be treated. I believe in determination, sacrifice, attention to detail, respect for those that have walked before me, passion, team spirit, and good old-fashioned sweat and hard work. Lou Holtz once said: “No one has ever drowned in sweat.” I believe there are NO limits to greatness: no ceiling, or rooftop. “I believe that personal greatness is measured against ones own potential, not against someone else on the team or elsewhere” (Coach Wooden). I am not a fad, fashion or preacher. I am an educator, teacher, and role model. I am a Coach!

A Meeting of Minds

Posted in Core training, Fat Loss, Injuries, Low Back Pain, MBSC News, Media, Nutrition, Random Thoughts, Seminars, StrengthCoach.com Updates, Training, Training Females with tags on September 28, 2011 by mboyle1959
This might be the educational event of 2011. Make sure you
make a reservation. The Arizona Grand is an amazing hotel
with a full waterpark and great restaurants. Besides this the
higher price will mean less attendees and great access to the
speakers. Come hang out with the Perform Better speakers
in the best venue we have ever had.
Perform Better

presents

A Meeting of Minds

Check out the Schedule of Topics and Meet the Presenters

A Meeting of Minds, October 27-30, 2011, Phoenix, AZ

Limited Space Available. Reserve Your Spot Today!

Leading the way!

With our industry changing every day and becoming more competitive,

you will need to make sure that you are on the cutting edge. Perform

Better’s “A Meeting of Minds” will allow you to learn and network with

the top educators to help move our industry forward.

Register now. Space is limited and you don’t want to miss

this once in a lifetime event.

** THE LAST 15 MINUTES OF EACH SESSION IS FOR Q&A **
SCHEDULE:


Watch the Sing Off Tonight

Posted in Media, Random Thoughts with tags , on September 26, 2011 by mboyle1959

I don’t usally blog about TV but The Sing Off is the best show on TV. Check out this clip of Urban Method doing Love the Way You Lie. I am not a rap fan but, what a performance. Just keep reminding yourself, NO INSTRUMENTS!

Read More!

Posted in Random Thoughts on September 20, 2011 by mboyle1959

A had a revelation today. Even successful people don’t read enough. If you don’t have the time to read or, don’t read well, listen more ( buy or take out audiobooks). I’m not bragging but I went through about 6 months worth of blog posts to try to get a handle on what I have read or listened to lately and came up with these suggestions. If you are a regular reader, you may have heard these already but, they bear repeating.

Today Matters: 12 Daily Practices to Guarantee Tomorrow’s Success (Maxwell, John C.)

Self-Improvement 101: What Every Leader Needs to Know (101 (Thomas Nelson))

Creating Magic- 10 Common Sense Leadership Strategies from a Life at Disney by Lee Cockerell

Barefoot in Boston http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=barefoot+in+boston

Talent Code – Daniel Coyle

Talent is Overrated – Geoff Colvin

First Break All the Rules- Marcus Buckingham

Training Soccer Champions – Anson Dorrance

Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs

These are just a few to start you off. In any case, get started.

 

 

So Good I had to Share

Posted in Media, Random Thoughts on September 18, 2011 by mboyle1959

My friend Robert Dos Remedios ( Coach Dos to most of you) sent me this. I do not believe he wrote this however I don’t have any idea who did. If you read it and it was you, email me and I’ll give you credit.

1. I think part of a best friend’s job should be to immediately clear your computer history if you die.

2. Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you’re wrong.

3. I totally take back all those times I didn’t want to nap when I was younger.

4. There is great need for a sarcasm font.

5. How the hell are you supposed to fold a fitted sheet?

6. Was learning cursive really necessary?

7. Map Quest really needs to start their directions on # 5.

I’m pretty sure I know how to get out of my neighborhood.

8. Obituaries would be a lot more interesting if they told you how the person died.

9. I can’t remember the last time I wasn’t at least kind of tired.

10. Bad decisions make good stories.

11. You never know when it will strike, but there comes a moment at work when you know

that you just aren’t going to do anything productive for the rest of the day.

12. Can we all just agree to ignore whatever comes after Blue Ray? I don’t want to have

to restart my collection…again.

13. I’m always slightly terrified when I exit out of Word and it asks me if I want to save

any changes to my ten-page technical report that I swear I did not make any changes to.

14. I keep some people’s phone numbers in my phone just so I know not to answer when they call.

15. I think the freezer deserves a light as well.

16. I disagree with Kay Jewelers. I would bet on any given Friday or Saturday night more kisses

begin with Miller Lite than Kay.

18. I have a hard time deciphering the fine line between boredom and hunger.

19. How many times is it appropriate to say “What?” before you just nod and smile because you still

didn’t hear or understand a word they said?

20. I love the sense of camaraderie when an entire line of cars team up to prevent a jerk from cutting

in at the front. Stay strong, brothers and sisters!

21. Shirts get dirty. Underwear gets dirty. Pants? Pants never get dirty, and you can wear

them forever.

22. Sometimes I’ll look down at my watch 3 consecutive times and still not know what time

it is.

23. Even under ideal conditions people have trouble locating their car keys in a pocket,

finding their cell phone, and Pinning the Tail on the Donkey – but I’d bet everyone

can find and push the snooze button from 3 feet away, in about 1.7 seconds, eyes closed,

first time, every time.

24. The first testicular guard, the “Cup,” was used in Hockey in 1874 and the first helmet

was used in 1974. That means it only took 100 years for men to realize that their brain

is also important