Archive for May, 2015

Deadlift or Squat? What’s the Difference.

Posted in Uncategorized on May 12, 2015 by mboyle1959

When people ask me the difference between a squat and a deadlift 

I used to have a simple answer. If you want to know what I think now, click here

Deadlift or Squat, What’s the Difference.

To read lots more, why not a take a look at StrengthCoach.com

 

A Great Reminder- Why Kids Quit Sports

Posted in Uncategorized on May 10, 2015 by mboyle1959

This is a great reminder from the Changing the Game Project

Why Kids Quit Sports

I have to admit I need to remind myself of these things every week or so.

Starting a High School Strength Program

Posted in Uncategorized on May 9, 2015 by mboyle1959

I wrote this quite a while ago but, just revisited it for a StrengthCoach.com discussion thread.

Frequently at clinics I speak with high school coaches who are interested in starting or improving a strength and conditioning program at their school. Most often they are looking for guidance in setting up the program and, always want to talk sets and reps . Coaches ask should I do BFS, use the Husker Program etc. etc. Much to their dismay, I generally want to discuss organization and administrative concepts because, in my experience, these are the real keys. Setup and execution make the program run not sets and reps.
If you get one thing out of this article remember this quote (author unknown).
” A bad program done well is better than a good program done poorly”….

click to read the rest Starting a High School Strength Program

Upcoming Certified Functional Strength Coach Events

Posted in MBSC News, Seminars, Strength Coach Podcast, StrengthCoach.com Updates, Training, Training Females, Youth Training with tags on May 8, 2015 by mboyle1959

Our Certified Functional Strength Coach courses are really taking off. We have five courses coming up this summer. The reviews have been amazing:

Thank you everyone for an amazing workshop! Each MSBC coach had rave reviews, without exception. …. The students’ feedback has been overwhelmingly positive. Many have said that it was their favorite continuing education experience/certification/workshop yet. We are definitely hoping to host another in Q2/Q3.

It means a lot to Crunch and lot to me to be able to have a relationship with MSBC and to be able to provide our trainers exposure to some of the best training methodologies in the field, as well as direct time in the trenches learning from 3 of the top coaches in the game. We are looking forward to our next opportunity to work with you all again.

Thank you.


Best Regards,

Mike Spiegel
District Fitness Manager
New York | Miami

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I’m an official graduate of the latest Certified Functional Strength Coach class on April 11, 2015! It was an incredible day of hands on learning with the MBSC guys. They are brillant coaches with a great sense of humor, and they are clearly passionate about what they do. I’m looking forward to using what I learned on Saturday to take my personal training career to the next level. Thanks Marco Sanchez, Kevin Larrabee, and Kevin Carr!

Erika West

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Next certification classes are June 7 in San Francisco:  to sign up go to: https://www.certifiedfsc.com/register?campid=26

June 20 in New York City: to sign up go to https://www.certifiedfsc.com/register?campid=25

We are also doing three CFSC courses, one at each Perform Better Summit on pre-con Thursday. To sign up for those go to : http://www.certifiedfsc.com/performbetter

Hope to see you at a CFSC this summer.

Is Your Child’s Stick Too Long?

Posted in Guest Authors, Hockey, MBSC News, Training, Training Females, Youth Training with tags on May 7, 2015 by mboyle1959

Here’s a great post from Coach Peter Russo about stick length. I’m a hockey parent like many of you but, never played. I know nothing about lie, flex, or proper stick length. Read this you might know less than you think.

Is Your Child’s Stick Too Long?

Why Aren’t You a StrengthCoach.com Member?

Posted in Uncategorized on May 2, 2015 by mboyle1959

I’m sitting in my car, answering questions on StrengthCoach.com and it occurs to me that I don’t “advertise” enough. In spite of all I’ve read about marketing I still find it a struggle to “ask for the order”. Thank god I chose coaching over sales.

Here’s my pitch. For $14.95 a month I’ll answer your questions every day. That’s a pretty good deal? In addition, people like Alwyn Cosgrove, Charlie Weingroff and a host of other regularly chime in. Yes, $14.95 a month. I think that’s a pretty good deal. You can try it for $1 for three days but, let me warn you billing starts on day 4.

Take a chance? Sign up for StrengthCoach.com