Archive for September, 2011

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Posted in Uncategorized on September 9, 2011 by mboyle1959

Hope everyone has had a nice week. It was a busy one here at MBSC preparing for the start of the fall session, which began Wednesday. At the end of every session, we like to step back and evaluate how we did and where we can improve for the next session so we are always getting better. So far so good, so it looks like things are going well there.

 Things have also been going really well on We’ve been having some great forum discussions this week, and the article contributions have been top notch.

 Rudy Thomas started us off this week with a piece called Building a Strength and Conditioning Program From the Ground Up. Rudy is coming at this one from the perspective of a collegiate coach, but this will still be helpful for you even if you are working in the private sector because it just provides a good basic framework for staring a well-rounded program. This was Rudy’s second contribution in the last two weeks and we hope to see more in the future.

 Next up, Elsbeth Vaino came in with The FMS Results I Have Seen and What They Mean. She takes all of the FMS scores from all of her clients and analyzes them to find trends. It’s some very interesting stuff that you’ll definitely want to check out.

 On Tuesday, we actually reposted something that was posted awhile back from Dan John called From The Ground Up, which discusses his Southwood High Junior Weightlifting Program. The beauty of this program lies in the simplicity. It’d been awhile since we had posted it before, but a lot of the new members may not have seen it yet so we decided to run it again and add it to the “Strength Coach Classic” section. After reading, you will understand why.

The video of the week this week came from Mike Perry with a very in-depth tutorial about the kettlebell windmill. This video came as a response to a thread discussing the merits of the windmill, so Mike kindly took the time to show everyone how to do it properly. We are really lucky to have such smart and helpful members that are willing to go above and beyond. If you’re unclear on the windmill exercise, this should help clear a lot of things up.

 Last but certainly not least, Charlie Weingroff wrapped things up with his Phase 1 Basketball Training Program. In addition to the program, he also gave some written thoughts about basketball training in general. If you train basketball players at all, you won’t want to miss this. Charlie is the former strength and conditioning coach for the Philadelphia 76ers, so it’s safe to say he knows what he’s talking about.

 The good content just keeps coming and coming, so make sure to log on and see what’d going on. While you’re there, please feel free to ask any questions that you might have.

 Have a great week!


Episode 87 of the StrengthCoach Podcast

Posted in Random Thoughts, Updates, Training with tags , , on September 6, 2011 by mboyle1959

Episode 87 of the The Strength Coach Podcast is up with Art Horne of Northeastern University discussing his new book Barefoot in Boston as well as basketball training. In addition, Anthony has features from me , Brent Callaway,Rachel CosgroveChris Poirier and Eric Dagati–

New Episodes of the StrengthCoach Podcast and StrengthCoach TV

Posted in Updates, Training, Training Females, Uncategorized on September 5, 2011 by mboyle1959
Anthony has a new episode of The Strength Coach Podcast, a new episode of Strength Coach TV and some news about CEUs
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Episode 86 of the Strength Coach Podcast is Up
New Episode of Strength Coach TV
New Webinars & CEUs at
Episode 86 Highlights
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  • Coaches CornerIn this episode Anthony and I  talk about adding new programs to; Brendon Rearick’s “3 Deadlifting Tips You May Have Not Heard”Dewey Nielsen’s “Best Training and Nutrition Program”; a forum thread called “Explosive Movements After a Strength Exercise” and much more
  • Results Fitness Business of Fitness- Rachel Cosgrove  on“Debt”
  • Ask Functional Movement Systems- Brian Bott, from the University of Wisconsin, talks about using using the screen with college football players
  • The Art of Coaching with Athletes’ Performance– Brett Callaway talks about a “Four Stage Learning Process”
  • Ask the Equipment Experts with Perform Better-  Erin McGirr talks about the HUGE End of Summer Sale.

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Strength Coach TV- Episode 12- Joe Bonyai’s Empower Athletic Development Facility
In Episode 12 of Strength Coach TV, Anthony visits Joe Bonyai at Empower Athletic Development in Scarsdale, NY.  Joe has a great model where he partnered with a successful Physical Therapy Clinic that was looking to add a strength and conditioning component.   Check out Strength Coach TV
New Webinars and 6 More CEUs coming at
At, Anthony just posted some great webinars from Mike Potenza, Elsbeth Vaino, and Jeff Cubos.Also, he just got approval from the NSCA for CEUs for 6 more webinars, making it a total of 9 webinars with CEUs.  Basically, that is just about all the credits that the NSCA allows for that category.

Very soon, you will no longer be able to do the monthly payment plan as Anthony is switching to 2 options, 3 months or 1 year., so now is your last chance to pay monthly.

There are over 93 webinars in the archives for you to watch at any time.  Try it for

1 Day for $1!

Thanks again for listening and watching.  If you have any questions, let us know.

Today Matters

Posted in Random Thoughts, Uncategorized on September 4, 2011 by mboyle1959

I have blogged about a bunch of John Maxwell books and “Today Matters: 12 Daily Practices to Guarantee Tomorrow’s Success (Maxwell, John C.)"" may be the best. As I sit here and look at mine it almost seems that every third page is either highlighted or folded. It is a literal quote fest with so many I can’t even begin to do it justice. I bought copies of “Today Matters: 12 Daily Practices to Guarantee Tomorrow’s Success (Maxwell, John C.)"" and “Self-Improvement 101: What Every Leader Needs to Know (101 (Thomas Nelson))"" for everyone on our staff and every member thanked me. Do yourself a favor and pick up both.

Please Vote for Meghan Duggan

Posted in MBSC News, Media, Training Females with tags , on September 2, 2011 by mboyle1959

Meghan Duggan, one of my hockey players,  is one of 10 finalists for the 2011 Sportswoman of the Year, presented by the Women’s Sports Foundation. This is an extremely prestigious award that spans all sports and all countries. Meghan would become just the second ice hockey player to win the award! Jessie Vetter won it in 2009. A win by Meghan would be huge for women’s hockey in the US.

Please vote for Meghan before Sept. 5 by following and liking this link: