Archive for December, 2014

Are You Filling Buckets?

Posted in Random Thoughts, Strength Coach Podcast, Updates, Training, Training Females, Youth Training on December 15, 2014 by mboyle1959

I wrote this in 2012 for, it’s based on a kids book called Have You Filled a Bucket Today? Are you filling or dipping?


Read Ultimate Athleticism

Posted in Uncategorized on December 12, 2014 by mboyle1959

I’m a big Max Shank fan. Smart guy and crazy pound for pound strength. Max has published his first book and was kind enough to send me an advance copy. There is some stuff I liked, some stuff I wasn’t sure about and some stuff that made me think. That makes for great reading.

to order your copy go to this link


Cross Transfer and Bad Physical Therapy

Posted in Injuries, Strength Coach Podcast, Updates, Training, Training Females with tags on December 11, 2014 by mboyle1959

I wrote this for my site after getting aggravated with a question about a physical therapist encouraging an athlete with an ACL tear not to work on the other leg.

Cross Transfer and Bad Physical Therapy


Squat or Deadlift, What’s the Difference

Posted in Injuries, Low Back Pain, MBSC News, Random Thoughts, Strength Coach Podcast, Updates, Training, Training Females with tags on December 10, 2014 by mboyle1959

I just got this question in a private Facebook group so I’d though I’d post the link here also.

When people used to ask me to explain the difference between a squat and a deadlift, I’d always give a simple, straightforward answer: In the deadlift, the weight is in your hands.

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Great Globe Magazine Piece on Inner City Weightlifting

Posted in Guest Authors, Media on December 7, 2014 by mboyle1959

As readers may or may not know I recently took a position on the board of Inner City Weightlifting. I’m so excited to be using my skills to help these inspiring young men. Take a minute and read this great piece from Shirley Leung,  @leung

Starting Over in Kendall Square 

More Support for Building Athletes

Posted in Guest Authors, Hockey, Injuries, MBSC News, Media, Training, Training Females, Youth Training with tags , on December 6, 2014 by mboyle1959

I continue to write and post articles that support the idea that the best players are the best athletes. We are specializing far too early in every sport. Kids and parents are getting bad advice from under qualified coaches and as a result make poor decisions. Make your child an athlete first. The lowest return on time invested in any sport is the actual game. Play games for fun. Practice to get better. Train to be a better athlete.

The Quebec “Building the Athlete” Program. 

Do We Need More Certifications

Posted in MBSC News, Media, Seminars, Strength Coach Podcast, Updates, Training, Training Females with tags , on December 5, 2014 by mboyle1959

I wrote this last week for the Perform Better Newsletter

“The past five years has seen a large rise in certification courses in the fitness industry. All kinds of fitness companies are jumping on the certification band wagon. You can get certified in any number of things by an ever-increasing number of groups.

This leads us back to the question in the title. Do we need more certifications? My answer is no, we don’t need more certifications. I’m sure you think that’s a strange response as Mike Boyle Strength and Conditioning has just launched the Certified Functional Strength Coach certification. To be honest, I don’t think we need more certification courses, we just need better certification courses.”

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