Archive for January, 2017

Questions from New Functional Training for Sports and FSC 6

Posted in Core training, Injuries, Low Back Pain, MBSC News, StrengthCoach.com Updates, Training on January 13, 2017 by mboyle1959

I got a few questions from someone who had bought New Functional Training for Sports

NewFTFS_Coverand Functional Strength Coach 6.0fsc6webimageso, I figured, why not make it into a blog post? So, here goes.

1. What is your opinion about RFESS jumps? Can they be used to develop power?

I love rear foot elevated split squat jumps as well as explosive step ups as power exercises. We do both

2. Why do you emphasize a 5 second holds in quadruped opposite extensions and other exercises?

We use five second holds to eliminate momentum and cheating. My old friend Al Visnick ( a PT) once said “if you want to develop stabilizers, you need to give them time to stabilize”.

3. Why you do not want your athletes and clients to hold plank for longer than 30 seconds?

In a word, because it’s boring. I just can’t see any reason to do it.

4. What number exercise ratios would you suggest between anti-rotation, anti-extension and anti-lateral flexion exercises? Are there any recommended stability levels?

Ideally I’d love to have 2 of each per week. In a four day program we can generally do that. In a two day we might get one anti-extension and one anti-lateral flexion.

 

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Karaoke vs Carioca?

Posted in MBSC News, Random Thoughts, Training, Youth Training on January 12, 2017 by mboyle1959

If I see this again, I’m going to scream.

I got an athletes warm-up that had them doing karaoke. Now, karaoke is fun but, it’s not a warm-up.

This is karaoke , really bad Tina Turner, but karaoke.

This is carioca, a lateral movement drill that is appropriate for warm-up

Please, stop confusing the two. It makes me crazy.

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Training the Endurance Athlete

Posted in Uncategorized on January 11, 2017 by mboyle1959

Do you work with endurance athletes? If you do, here’s an article I added to our free articles section on StrengthCoach.com on training endurance athletes.

Training the Endurance Athlete

Great Sleep Article

Posted in Uncategorized on January 5, 2017 by mboyle1959

Here’s a great article from the Mercola site on sleep

Sleep Article

What We Need is Speed

Posted in Uncategorized on January 4, 2017 by mboyle1959

I purchased this a few weeks and declared it “the best speed book since The Charlie Francis Training System”

After finishing it, I’ll say it again.

I have pages of notes and love the brilliant simplicity of the book.

Quotes like ” train as much as necessary, not as much as possible” fill the book. The short section on Speed for Team Sports is worth the price of the book.

As an added bonus, the author, Henk Kraaijenhof , has agreed to be our guest speaker at the MBSC Winter Seminar on February 25th.

To order, click the link below:

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