Get Ready for More Post-Olympic Foolishness


Swimmers flipping tires, sprinters on the leg press? I think the Olympics may set training back ten years. Sadly the media loves “catchy clips”. I saw a swimmer tonight toss a keg ( seriously, I saw it), flip tires, and do ropes. Not sure I would do any of that with any of my athletes, much less an Olympian but who knows. Later I got an email from a friend who saw a clip of Usain Bolt on a leg press. Another exercise I had hoped was dead and buried. Oh well, get ready for clients to come in tomorrow wit the “why don’t we do ____”. I for one will be glad when these games are over.

14 Responses to “Get Ready for More Post-Olympic Foolishness”

  1. […] than capturing a Front Squat on video…So, the front Squat is cut and we only see the TRX. Mike Boyle made a very small Post showing a lack of enthusiasm of the Olympics ending and the affec… Which is something I agree with. The point of the videos and being inspired by the games can be […]

  2. Dave Puloka Says:

    Regular reader, working on the contributor part

  3. mboyle1959 Says:

    Dave- love that you are reading my blog.

  4. Dave Puloka Says:

    Ryan Lochte quote from today’s NYT article
    “I can tell you this,” he said. “I’m definitely going to be training differently. All those brutal workouts I’ve put myself through — you know what? I’m getting older. I’ve got a birthday tomorrow. It’s time to change my training, take it down a notch.”

  5. mboyle1959 Says:

    It is tough. I let my 13 year old play in one summer tournament last weekend. Somewhere around 1500 girls in this summer tournament! They came from all over the world. I think some do this almost every weekend.

  6. Jim Reeves Says:

    And Mike, don’t get me started on the 12 month schedule and scouts everywhere parent, I might start swinging! My forehead is constantly bruised from speaking with these parents and then turning around and banging my head off the wall. I actually think banging my head off the wall may be more productive sometimes.

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