Archive for the Core training Category

A Little Mike Boyle Film Festival?

Posted in Core training, Low Back Pain, MBSC News, Media, Strength Coach Podcast, StrengthCoach.com Updates, Training, Uncategorized with tags , on January 5, 2015 by mboyle1959

Stack Magazine put together a bunch of videos we did all on one YouTube link. Take a look. Quick videos on squatting, complexes, KB swings, overhead pressing and more.

 

Our Philosophy

Posted in Core training, Injuries, Low Back Pain, MBSC News, Random Thoughts, Strength Coach Podcast, StrengthCoach.com Updates, Training, Training Females, Youth Training with tags on December 3, 2014 by mboyle1959

I got an email the other day asking if I could provide a “philosophy” for a class. I remembered I had posted this a few years ago.

1- First we will do no harm.

As strength coaches and personal trainers our athletes and clients trust us to make decisions for them. Much like Hippocrates in early Greece we must first agree to not intentionally or unintentionally harm them.

2- We will train no further than technical failure.

There is a difference between training to failure and training to technical failure. In truth even training to technical failure may be more intensity than an athlete or client needs. However, no client needs to train beyond the point of technical failure. After technique has failed the potential for injury rises drastically. Reps done after technique has failed are simply asking for trouble. You may not trouble right away but it will find you eventually.

3- We will deliver the minimal effective dose

The minimal effective dose is a medical term but, the implication is fairly obvious. If one aspirin is needed, take just one aspirin. Don’t encourage someone to take the whole bottle. The key to delivering exercise is knowing how much is needed to create a training effect. Any more is wasted and, potentially dangerous.

As you can see, two of these concepts come from the world of medicine. I think we are the greatest medical society in the world and have more power to heal than any drug company or hospital. Unfortunately much like Superheros we must learn to use our power wisely.

Core Training in Spanish?

Posted in Core training, Guest Authors, Injuries, Low Back Pain, Seminars, Strength Coach Podcast, StrengthCoach.com Updates, Training, Training Females with tags on November 26, 2014 by mboyle1959

Take a look at this

http://www.josemief.com/el-mejor-entrenamiento-de-base-del-core/

5 Exercises for Desk Jockeys

Posted in Core training, Injuries, Low Back Pain, Media on November 17, 2014 by mboyle1959

Amy Rushlow wrote a nice piece on Yahoo Sports called 5 Exercises That Combat Computer Bodies. Check it out.

A Great Simple Read on Training

Posted in Core training, Guest Authors, Random Thoughts, StrengthCoach.com Updates, Training, Training Females with tags , on November 5, 2014 by mboyle1959

Every time someone asks me about a functional training program I always say “buy the original red cover Core Performance”. I still think this might be one of the best “how-to”, “follow along” books ever written in our field. I really like the 30-something Mark Verstegen on the cover.

CorePerformance72

https://www.amazon.com/Core-Performance-Revolutionary-Workout-Transform/dp/1594861684/ref=as_sl_pc_qf_sp_asin_til?tag=michaelboyleb-20&linkCode=w00&linkId=UTK6UINQ4A3R4U2R&creativeASIN=1594861684

Have You Seen Functional Strength Coach 5?

Posted in Core training, Hockey, Injuries, Low Back Pain, MBSC News, Media, Seminars, Strength Coach Podcast, StrengthCoach.com Updates, Training, Training Females, Youth Training with tags , , on June 27, 2014 by mboyle1959

Every once in a while it pays to ask. Have you seen Functional Strength Coach 5? Take a look at what one of our former MBSC Mentorship attendees had to say about Functional Strength Coach 5.

In an information age that can easily confuse and overload (as well as break the bank of) the less experienced coach/trainer, Functional Strength Coach 5 is 7 hours of information that will simplify the process. It will put the less experienced on a path of Mike Boyle’s philosophies that have proven to be successful on every level. You will find yourself saying “this stuff finally makes sense” and gain more confidence in your abilities to train others. Even though I have studied and implemented Mike’s system for 13 years, I found many more tweaks that will make my coaching better. I also found myself motivated to “stay the course” and realize good fundamental philosophies should always be the backbone of any good program. Thanks Mike for sharing so much priceless information in Functional Strength Coach 5. Sean Ross, Ross Strength and Speed

If you are interested you can go to Functional Strength Coach 5 to order.

Functional Strength Coach 5

Posted in Core training, Hockey, Injuries, Low Back Pain, MBSC News, Media, Seminars, Strength Coach Podcast, StrengthCoach.com Updates, Training, Training Females, Youth Training with tags , , , on May 9, 2014 by mboyle1959

Just a reminder ( in case you missed the 500 emails from my friends and colleagues) that Functional Strength Coach 5 is out. Who knows, maybe you were out of the country the last few weeks.

Functional Strength Coach 5

Next MBSC Mentorship June 2-5

Posted in Core training, Fat Loss, Injuries, Low Back Pain, MBSC News, Media, Seminars, Strength Coach Podcast, StrengthCoach.com Updates, Training, Training Females, Youth Training with tags , , on April 8, 2014 by mboyle1959

MBSC is proud to announce our next mentorship date. June 2nd through the 7th will be our last date until the fall. We are too busy in the summer to create a quality experience so if you are planning on attending a mentorship, plan for June.

To sign up go to http://www.bodybyboyle.com/mentorship

Why BMI is a Waste of Time?

Posted in Core training, Fat Loss, Guest Authors, Media, Nutrition, Random Thoughts, Training, Training Females with tags on April 7, 2014 by mboyle1959

One of our clients wanted me to write an article on why using BMI is a waste of time. To be honest, I thought BMI had gone the way of blood letting and leeches  ( cue Steve Martin SNL skit for those over 45) but, apparently not. Our client is a well built, strong man in his sixties who is being told by his doctor that he is overweight. The article below, although the title references female bodies, does an excellent job of poking holes in the BMI idea.

http://fozmeadows.tumblr.com/post/80930076791/female-bodies-a-weighty-issue

 

 

Nice Piece on Breathing Pattern Disorders from Mike Reinhold

Posted in Core training, Guest Authors, Injuries, Low Back Pain, MBSC News, Random Thoughts, Strength Coach Podcast, StrengthCoach.com Updates, Training with tags on March 24, 2014 by mboyle1959

Mike Reinold did a nice piece on breathing pattern disorders on his blog.

http://www.mikereinold.com/2013/04/breathing-pattern-disorders.html

Breathing is the next big thing, especially if you work in the adult fitness market. I think a lot of us ex-meatheads are seeing the value of a few minutes of deep breathing.