Archive for September, 2013

Pushup Progressions

Posted in Core training, Injuries, Low Back Pain, MBSC News, Media, Random Thoughts, Strength Coach Podcast, StrengthCoach.com Updates, Training, Training Females, Uncategorized, Youth Training with tags on September 30, 2013 by mboyle1959

Here is a simple horizontal push progression in our continuing series of progressions. We like to look at “loading tools” and “teaching tools”. For teaching tools we like planks, squeezing an airex between the knees to tighten the core, and chin tucks. I like to cue “chest down, not chin down” as most people “peck” with their head.

For loading we use both weight vests and plates. Plates are quicker, vests work better. Depends on your situation.

1-Incline Pushup- my standard joke, “the only good use for a Smith Machine” Make sure the wrist stays stiff.

Heres another version

2- Pushup- nothing fancy here but we want to get to flat ground with great form.

a simple progression is to add a weight vest

3- Feet Elevated Pushup- an exercise bench works great here

4- BOSU Pushup ( feet elevated)- I’m not a huge BOSU fan but I do love upper body instability.

5- Weighted Pushup ( feet elevated) –

6- BOSU/ Weighted/ Feet Elevated- heres one of my 60+ clients with a great demo

7- Rings/ Weighted/ Feet Elevated

The bottom line is you can really progress pushups. Don’t view them as a bodyweight exercise, view them as a strength exercise. If you can do ten, make it harder.

“Functional Coaching” Webinar Recording- View It Here this Weekend Only

Posted in Uncategorized on September 27, 2013 by mboyle1959

We had so many requests from non-members to check out the webinar that we decided to give every  access this weekend only.  Click here to watch Functional Coaching and take advantage of a special offer

FREE “Functional Coaching” Webinar- Friday 9/27- 12:30pm EST

Posted in Uncategorized on September 26, 2013 by mboyle1959

There is still time to sign up for my FREE webinar tomorrow, Friday, Sept 27th, 12:30pm .  This is the presentation I did this year on the Perform Better circuit.  Here is the summary of the webinar:

“Functional” might be one of the most overused words in our training vocabulary right now but function still matters. Michael Boyle has been at the forefront of developing training programs and training progressions for thirty years.
Coach Boyle will take a look at the most recent progressions in functional training currently used at Mike Boyle Strength and Conditioning and discuss how to improve programming for clients and athletes.”

Reserve you seat here:

https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/150348729

Crossfit in the News

Posted in Injuries, Low Back Pain, MBSC News, Media, Strength Coach Podcast, StrengthCoach.com Updates, Uncategorized with tags , on September 26, 2013 by mboyle1959

Nice to see that Huffington Post and Good Morning America picked this up.

Crossfit’s Dirty Little Secret

Here’s another read if you missed it.

Why Crossfit May Not Be Good For You

https://strengthcoachblog.com/2012/11/12/why-crossfit-may-not-be-good-for-you/

Rich Angelo Memorial 5k

Posted in Uncategorized on September 24, 2013 by mboyle1959

Please save the date for Sunday, November 10, 2013 for the second annual R11A 5K. The race honors my dear friend and college roommate Richie Angelo who left us too soon. We are hoping to have a large contingent of  MBSC staff, clients and friends on hand.

The R11A 5K in Honor of Richie Angelo
http://r11a5k.com/

A Little Rhabdo Info

Posted in Guest Authors, Injuries, Low Back Pain, MBSC News, Media, Strength Coach Podcast, StrengthCoach.com Updates, Training, Training Females, Uncategorized, Youth Training with tags on September 23, 2013 by mboyle1959

Thanks to Eric Robertson for this piece

Crossfit’s Dirty Little Secret

It’s frightening when this can happen to a knowledgeable physical therapist.

Perform Better On Demand

Posted in Core training, Fat Loss, Injuries, Low Back Pain, MBSC News, Media, Seminars, Strength Coach Podcast, StrengthCoach.com Updates, Training, Training Females, Uncategorized on September 16, 2013 by mboyle1959

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Perform Better On Demand