Archive for July, 2013

AirDyne Intervals

Posted in Fat Loss, MBSC News, Random Thoughts, Strength Coach Podcast, Updates, Training, Uncategorized with tags , , , on July 16, 2013 by mboyle1959

Been playing with a 3mi, 2 mi, 1 mi reverse ladder. Amazingly in three attempts the times have ben within 9 sec total .

Jan 2013

3 mi  7:06

2 mi 5:30

1 mi 2:30         Total 15:06

July 8th 2013

3 mi 7:20

2 mi 5:15

1 mi 2:30         Total 15:05

July 16th 2013

3 mi 7:02

2 mi 5:32

1 mi 2:37        Total 15:11

Evolution of a StrengthCoach

Posted in Random Thoughts, Seminars, Strength Coach Podcast, Updates, Training with tags , , on July 15, 2013 by mboyle1959

Thought I’d share a clip of my Evolution of a StrengthCoach DVD for readers/ watchers

Books and DVD’s by Mike Boyle  ( DVD is on page 2)

ECA Thrive in Ft Lauderdale Nov 7-10

Posted in Uncategorized on July 11, 2013 by mboyle1959

Just wanted to let everyone know that I’ll be presenting at ECA Thrive in Ft Lauderdale on November 7 and 8. If you want to get a great combination of education and vacation, make sure to check this conference out. This might be the best spot to “present” on my calendar. The Marriot Harbor Beach Resort and Spa is just awesome, right on the ocean with a great pool bar.

I’ll be talking about Core Training on Thursday November 7th from 3:30-5, Functional Training ( lecture) on Friday from 9:30-11 and then following up with a hands on Functional Exercise Progressions Workshop from 11:30-12:30.

ECA Thrive Ft Lauderdale

Next Mike Boyle Strength and Conditioning Mentorship

Posted in Uncategorized on July 9, 2013 by mboyle1959

Just want to let everyone know we have opened registration for our next mentorship Sept 16-19th. These fill up fast and only happen 2-3 times a year so make plans to come to Boston in September.

The “All I Need is One Dumbbell” Workout

Posted in Uncategorized on July 8, 2013 by mboyle1959

Every year we get questions about in-season workouts, workouts on the road, workouts on vacation or workouts in a hotel. The truth is you can actually get a great workout in with only one dumbbell.

Take a dumbbell that will be challenging for dumbbell rows ( challenging but, not the heaviest you could use, think 80%) and then do the following

Goblet Split Squat  x10 ea leg

Pushup x10-20 ( no dumbbell needed)

1 Leg Straight Leg Deadlift x10 ea leg ( dumbbell in hand)

DB Row x10

Do this circuit 3-4 times and you will have a great total body workout with only one dumbbell.

Air Dyne Intervals

Posted in Uncategorized on July 4, 2013 by mboyle1959

Just wanted to post my last two sets of intervals.


2 mi  5:20 Warm-up

1 mi 2:30  159

1 mi 2:35  165

.5 mi 1:15 160

.5 mi 1:12 162


2 mi  5:10 Warm-up

1 mi 2:30  156

1 mi 2:30  165

What’s Happening at

Posted in Strength Coach Podcast, Updates on July 3, 2013 by mboyle1959
 Here is an update on What’s Happening at


We have a lot of great new content:
– a new article from me on Training Kids
– 26 minute video from Gray Cook
– 2-part Al Vermeil interview on the Strength Coach Podcast
– some great new forum discussions

Latest Articles, Videos, Audio Interviews
Video- Gray Cook on the Chop & Lift (from “Key Functional Exercises You Should Know)

On Target Publications was nice enough to give us Exclusive content from Gray and Lee’s new video.  The video is 26 minutes long and the have also given members a 20% discount on the DVD package!  Check it out here:

Permission- Brad Kaczmarski
If you have been in this field for a long time you have gone through the curve. This is: thinking you know everything, thinking you know nothing, getting settled with what you believe and what you do. 

What I Learned From Coaching Kids, Again- Michael Boyle
I must admit, I had grand visions. I am such a great teacher/ coach that I would whip this group into shape in no time. Well, maybe not. Instead, these young women taught or re-taught me some valuable lessons.

U-Bar Rear Foot Elevated Split SquatsKevin Carr Audio Lectures


In the Forums

Advanced Forum

Leptin and HIIT    

Beginner Forum
Warmup Sets

This thread turned out to get a lot of responses from some top coaches, including Justin Levine, Elsbeth Vaino, Dan Silver, John Ciani, Mark Brubeck and Alwyn Cosgrove.

The Strength Coach Podcast
Episode 126 & 127– Anthony has a 2 part interview with Al Vermeil that is not to be missed!
Episode 127.5– Special episode where Anthony interviews Gray Cook on all things Functional Exercise.

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Michael Boyle