Archive for October, 2014

Profiling College Hockey Prospects

Posted in Uncategorized on October 23, 2014 by mboyle1959

Great piece from the USA Hockey American Development Model site on recruiting from UConn coach Mike Cavanaugh. Read it whether you have a boy or a girl and, whether they play hockey or not.

Profiling College Prospects


Another Vote Against Year Round Sports from One of America’s Most Famous Dr’s

Posted in Guest Authors, Hockey, Injuries, Low Back Pain, MBSC News, Updates, Training, Training Females, Youth Training with tags on October 20, 2014 by mboyle1959

Sports parents, please read. This could be groins in soccer or hockey. Avoid year round play as long as possible.

The Number One Risk of Arm Injuries Continues to be Year Round Play.


Posted in Guest Authors, Injuries, Low Back Pain, MBSC News, Media on October 18, 2014 by mboyle1959

I’ve never been a fan of walking for exercise but this Mercola article shows the value of moving and, moving a lot. If you sit for a living or, know someone who does, read this.

Walking May Be  Key for  Longer Healthier Life

Another Good ACL Article

Posted in Guest Authors, Injuries, Strength Coach Podcast, Updates, Training, Training Females, Youth Training with tags on October 17, 2014 by mboyle1959

Many young athletes get stuck post-ACL tear with no more PT and no ida what to do next. Years ago I helped current Atlanta Falcons and former MBSC assistant turn our post-ACL program into an article for my site. I thought I’d share it with you.

Comprehensive Training Program Post ACL

A Long Slow Walk to Nowhere or Watching Hamsters

Posted in Uncategorized on October 16, 2014 by mboyle1959

Just thought I’d reblog this one. ( and yes, you could make a case for walking if you train really hard on the other days.)

Michael Boyle's Blog

This was the second of a series I wrote a few years ago based on my visit to a commercial fitness facility. I was moved to repost/ revise it after I walked by a commercial fitness center in a mall. All I could think of was watching hamsters on the wheel in the HabiTrail.

In part 1 I covered weight training. To review, look at what everyone else is doing and, don’t do it. Pretty simple. The Charles Staley 180 Principle. Everyone benching, think more rows. Just keep telling yourself, do the opposite. Guy does arms for an hour. You should do legs. Just a thought. How many people walked by you on their hands today? My guess unless you went to the circus was zero.

In regards to “cardio”, the same is true. I hate the term cardio. Most of the people I saw in the gym the day…

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ACL Prevention

Posted in Uncategorized on October 13, 2014 by mboyle1959

ACL prevention and ACL rehab just come down to good training!

Michael Boyle's Blog

The key to ACL Prevention is adding hops to the prevention. Medial and Lateral Hops with a stable landing should be a required exercise in any ACL injury prevention program. 

Too many of the “canned” ACL prevention programs focus on jumps ( 2 legs) and neglect hops ( starting and landing on the same leg). For hops to truly be effective they must be done both medially ( toward the midline) and laterally ( away from the midline). The mechanism of injury is almost always a non-linear single leg landing or attempted deceleration. Hopping teaches the landing skills so vital in ACL prevention.

To learn more you can go to and check out my Plyometric Training DVD

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Nice Article on Hilary Knight Practicing with the Ducks

Posted in Uncategorized on October 9, 2014 by mboyle1959

Nice LA Times piece on Hilary Knight’s day with the Ducks.

Are You Dieting to Increase Your Weight?

Posted in Fat Loss, Guest Authors, Media, Nutrition, Uncategorized with tags on October 2, 2014 by mboyle1959

I know, any time I link to a Mercola article the haters come out. Here’s another thought provoking one. We need to be careful with artificial sweeteners. ( and probably anything artificial)

This Popular Sweetener Could Send You Into a Pre Diabetic State in a Few days

Nice Contrast/ Complex Article

Posted in Guest Authors, Strength Coach Podcast, Updates, Training, Training Females with tags , on October 1, 2014 by mboyle1959

Carl Valle does a great job tackling a tough topic.

Hacking Your Nervous System with Potentiation Methods