Archive for October, 2012

What Do You Make?

Posted in MBSC News, Random Thoughts, Training, Uncategorized, Youth Training with tags , , on October 28, 2012 by mboyle1959

The point in the title of this blog post  ( What Do You Make?) might have hit me more than any other point in Joe Ehrmann’s book Inside Out Coaching . On page 239 Ehrmann relates a story based on a poem by Taylor Mali about “what do you make?”. The story made me proud of  the long hours I worked for so many years. The story also made me feel better about the strange looks I received from my friends when they saw me bar tending at thirty years old. I can remember feeling a little embarrassed, maybe a lot embarrassed, by the looks that said “boy I didn’t think Mike Boyle would end up a thirty year old bartender”. I wanted to scream. “This is my second job!. My other job is really important and I really make a difference and I’m really good at it”. Of course, I never did.

In the book a man responds to a rude question about “what he makes” with the following.

” I make kids work harder than they ever thought they could. I make them push through self imposed limits… I make them competitive and teach them how to win with humility and lose with honor… I make a difference”.

What do we make? We make a difference.


Great Info for Coaches

Posted in Guest Authors, Hockey, Training, Training Females, Uncategorized, Youth Training with tags on October 26, 2012 by mboyle1959

If you coach youth sports, take a second and read this blog post.

Filling Buckets

Posted in Random Thoughts, Updates, Training, Training Females, Uncategorized, Youth Training on October 24, 2012 by mboyle1959

There is a kids book that my son read in first grade called Have You Filled a Bucket Today. In short, “bucket fillers” give you good stuff and help “fill your bucket”. “Bucket dippers”  “dip your bucket”. They do things to you that make you feel bad.

to read the rest click here Filling Buckets

Kids, Obesity and Health- A National Crisis

Posted in Fat Loss, Guest Authors, Media, Nutrition, Youth Training with tags , on October 20, 2012 by mboyle1959

Please take a minute and read this

The Effect of Big Food and GMO’s on Children

More Great Gym Parenting

Posted in Injuries, Training, Uncategorized on October 19, 2012 by mboyle1959

The sad part here is that these guys seem to think that what they are doing to this little boy is funny. This is disturbing. In all honesty, I flinched a few times. I actually would like to call DSS. I’m not even sure why I’m putting this up except to show the level of stupidity in our field.

More Dan John Genius

Posted in Fat Loss, Guest Authors, Random Thoughts, Updates, Training, Training Females, Uncategorized with tags on October 17, 2012 by mboyle1959

I love reading Dan John’s stuff. I rarely look at t-nation anymore but someone on linked to this one.


Posted in Guest Authors, Random Thoughts, Youth Training on October 15, 2012 by mboyle1959

My friend Coach Jeff Higuera nailed it today with his blog on success. Jeff used this quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson  on what success is…  

“To laugh often and much;  

To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children;  

To earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends;
To appreciate beauty, 
To find the best in others, 
To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, 
A garden patch or a redeemed social condition;

To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived.  

This is to have succeeded.”

Think about that for a few minutes “the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children”. So true.

Are You a Know-It-All, or a Learn-It-All

Posted in Random Thoughts, Updates, Training, Training Females, Uncategorized, Youth Training on October 10, 2012 by mboyle1959

I think in my early 20’s I was a bit of a know-it-all. In fact I’m sure of it. As I aged I realized how little I knew. I think in our twenties we are so sure of ourselves. We know everything. We say things like “I know…”. Now I say “I think…”. The funny part is as we get smarter we get criticized more. I laugh all the time when people accuse me of constantly changing my mind. Just FYI, it’s called learning and it is found in things like books and DVD’s and god forbid from real experiences with real people. I have switched from being a know-it-all to a learn-it-all. I hope it never stops.

Episode 109- Strength Coach Podcast

Posted in Strength Coach Podcast on October 9, 2012 by mboyle1959

Strength Coach Podcast Highlights- Episode 109


 “The Coach’s Corner with Coach Boyle”Coach Boyle talks about the new updates at, including the merger with  We also talked about the forum thread “Performance Enhancement vs. Injury Reduction” and Joe Ehrmann’s “20 Year Window”.

Functional Strength Coach 4

“Ask the Equipment Experts with Perform Better”Erin McGirr   gives us a rundown on latest Sale as well as a new product from Trigger Point Therapy.

“The Business of Fitness” with Results Fitness University” Mike Wunsch asks “What is Your Destination?”

“Functional Movement Systems Segment”– Brett Jones answers questions from the forum about the FMS.

Special SegmentJustin Levine from California Fitness Academy tells us about a unique challenge he is doing to motivate his members and raise money for a great cause.  Check out Limitless Life in Motion.



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NEHRSA Fall Conference

Posted in Uncategorized on October 8, 2012 by mboyle1959

Just wanted to let you guys know that I will be presenting the keynote at the NEHRSA Annual Fall Conference & Fitness Expo at the Rhode Island Convention Center.   

The Keynote is titled “How to Succeed in Fitness by Really Trying” from 12:45 – 1:45 p.m. on Thursday, October 23, 2012.