Archive for July, 2015

Assault Air Bike Intervals

Posted in Fat Loss, Random Thoughts with tags on July 31, 2015 by mboyle1959

Tried a slightly different interval format today:

2 mi 7:10, heartrate 170 at the conclusion of the interval

Rest 2 min to 110 BPM ( 60 beat recovery)

1 mi. 3:35 heartrate 166

Rested 2 min

.5 mi 1:34 heartrate 166

Total Time 16 min

Crossfit and Steroids?

Posted in Guest Authors, Injuries, Media, Training, Training Females, Uncategorized with tags on July 30, 2015 by mboyle1959

Really interesting read.

Crossfit and Steroids

Next MBSC Mentorship October 4-8

Posted in Uncategorized on July 29, 2015 by mboyle1959

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Our next MBSC Mentorship ( and probably the only one until 2016) will be October 4th – 8th. This is your only chance to spend 4 days with our staff learning our system both in the classroom and  on the floor. Come and immerse yourself in MBSC for 4 days.

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Article on StrengthCoach- “Introducing the Hang Clean: Prioritizing Start and Finish Posture”- Ken Whittier

Posted in Uncategorized on July 27, 2015 by mboyle1959

After attending a Tom House Seminar a couple of weeks back, of course I learned a lot about baseball, but even more importantly, I learned a lot about coaching, and different strategies to better cue and communicate with athletes. For those who are unfamiliar with Tom House, he was a relief pitcher at the Major League level, but is world famous for being one of the most innovative and influential pitching coaches to date, and has worked with the likes of Nolan Ryan, Randy Johnson, Drew Brees, Tom Brady, and many many more. Bottom line, Tom House can identify exactly what his athletes are doing incorrectly, and use simple drills to improve a throwers weaknesses.

Something that really stuck out while attending Tom House’s seminar, and is something that is consistent with our systems here at Mike Boyle Strength and Conditioning, is the prioritization of posture. Tom House uses different drills to introduce proper posture. These drills are not dynamic, but rather static, and require athletes to hold different postures that are specific to throwing. Much like a track coach uses wall drills to pattern proper sprint mechanics, Tom House uses posture drills to pattern proper throwing mechanics.

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MBSC Makes the Best Gyms in America List for 2015

Posted in Uncategorized on July 26, 2015 by mboyle1959

Once again MBSC has been recognized as one of America’s best gyms. Most of those above us on the list are large chains or franchises so this is a great accomplishment for what remains a small, family oriented business.

Thanks first to all our members who really make our gym special and second, thanks to the best staff in America.

America’s Best Gyms

Great Piece on Developing Athleticism

Posted in Guest Authors, Hockey, Updates, Training, Training Females, Youth Training on July 25, 2015 by mboyle1959

Here’s another great article for parents and youth hockey coaches on developing athleticism.

7 Tips to Developing Athleticism

Real Life Intervals

Posted in Fat Loss, MBSC News, Strength Coach Podcast, Updates, Training, Training Females on July 23, 2015 by mboyle1959

I’ve gotten away from posting my interval workouts in the past year and have taken to quick tweets. I need to take the time to blog these so I can be a bit more detailed.

First off, we are now using Assault Air Bikes. These are very similar to the Schwinn Airdyne but, much better built. I would strongly suggest you get one to try. There is no better interval training tool on the market. The fan means the harder you go, the harder it is. Think upright Concept 2 Rower.

Todays workout

2 sets of 20/10 intervals ( Real Tabata’s for all you fake Tabata people)

These bikes have the original computers.

Work was above 70 RPM, rest above 50 RPM

Set 1- 1 mile

Set 2- 1.1 mile

give these a try for a “quick” 10 minute ride.