Archive for May, 2014

Please Stop Buying Your Kids Coffee

Posted in Fat Loss, MBSC News, Media, Nutrition, Random Thoughts, Training Females, Uncategorized, Youth Training with tags on May 11, 2014 by mboyle1959

Coffee is bad for kids. Kids should not become caffeine dependent in junior high or high school. It is bad enough that as adults we become slaves to caffeine but, every day I see kids coming out of the local coffee emporium ( Starbucks, Dunkin Donuts) with some huge coffee concoction.

In both kids and adults, too much caffeine can cause:

jitteriness and nervousness
upset stomach
difficulty concentrating
difficulty sleeping
increased heart rate
increased blood pressure
Especially in young kids, it doesn’t take a lot of caffeine to produce these effects.  ( from kids

Does your high schooler or middle schooler need anything that helps them sleep less or, have trouble concentrating?

Caffeine in Beverages 

Mountain Dew 12 ounces 55.0 mg
Coca-Cola 12 ounces 34.0 mg
Diet Coke 12 ounces 45.0 mg
Pepsi 12 ounces 38.0 mg
7-Up 12 ounces 0 mg
brewed coffee (drip method) 5 ounces 115 mg* TWICE AS MUCH AS MOUNTAIN DEW
iced tea 12 ounces 70 mg*     ( from kids

In addition, we are clearly contributing to obesity and metabolic syndrome with the caffeine and sugar bombs.

Calories in Selected Drinks

Large DD Caramel Ice Coffee 230 cal. 49 gms of sugar ( that’s without the famous extra-extra)

Large Blue Rasberry Coolatta  480 cal 129 gms sugar

Large Frozen Caramel Coffee Coolatta  w/ milk 730 cal. 146 gms. of sugar.





The Race to Nowhere In Youth Sports

Posted in Media, Strength Coach Podcast, Updates, Training, Training Females, Uncategorized, Youth Training with tags , on May 10, 2014 by mboyle1959

Lots of great stuff lately about youth sports. I have to credit my friend from USA Hockey Michelle Amidon for sending me so much stuff to share with my readers. THIS MIGHT BE THE BEST PIECE I HAVE READ. PLEASE READ IT!

Functional Strength Coach 5

Posted in Core training, Hockey, Injuries, Low Back Pain, MBSC News, Media, Seminars, Strength Coach Podcast, Updates, Training, Training Females, Youth Training with tags , , , on May 9, 2014 by mboyle1959

Just a reminder ( in case you missed the 500 emails from my friends and colleagues) that Functional Strength Coach 5 is out. Who knows, maybe you were out of the country the last few weeks.

Functional Strength Coach 5

Lots of Great New Content

Posted in Uncategorized on May 5, 2014 by mboyle1959
We have posted  a lot of great new content on
– We have posted new webinars, new articles and some new programs
– We have new audio lectures from the good folks at
– and much more
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Gaining Exposure or Being Exposed?

Posted in Guest Authors, Hockey, Training, Training Females, Uncategorized, Youth Training with tags on May 4, 2014 by mboyle1959

As a parent, I’m living this right now. Do you train to get better or, do you try to get “seen”.

Even limiting summer hockey to 2-3 tournaments can be tough. If you “must”, pick 2-3 that work with a good training schedule. Summer time is training time. If you really want to improve you need at least 10 weeks of good quality strength and conditioning in the summer.

Gaining Exposure or, Being Exposed