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More Government Insanity

Posted in Fat Loss, Guest Authors, MBSC News on May 25, 2016 by mboyle1959

If you love nutritional foolishness, read this. According to the government Pop Tarts are healthy but, Kind Bars aren’t?

FDA to Redefine Healthy Foods

Coaching Must Reads

Posted in Fat Loss, Guest Authors, MBSC News, Random Thoughts, Strength Coach Podcast, StrengthCoach.com Updates, Uncategorized with tags on April 1, 2016 by mboyle1959

Doug Pearson, one of our MBSC Thrive licensees, asked me to come up with an updated book list. I sat in front of my book shelf and wrote down titles to share. Here they are, with links for easy ordering.

Start with Why– Simon Senek – maybe my favorite of the last year and the motivation behind my new Functional Strength Coach 6 DVD’s

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Talk Like Ted– Carmine Gallo, another big influence that really got me thinking about effective presentations.

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You Win in the Locker Room First- Jon Gordon and Mike Smith – I just finished this and have already begun to buy copies as gifts. A must read for every coach as Mike Smith open’s up about what failed in Atlanta ( not many coaches are that candid).

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Extreme Ownership- Jocko Willink and Leif Babin – a great read on leadership in business that I’ve already reviewed here.

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Slight Edge– Jeff Olsen – my favorite personal development book of the last year.

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Legacy– James Kerr – my favorite book ever on team building and culture creation.

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David and Goliath– Malcolm Gladwell, another Gladwell classic

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Five Dysfunctions of a Team- Patrick Lencioni , another tremendous team building book. This is a must read for every manager and every staff.

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Creating Magic- Lee Cockrell – one of my favorites of the last few years. I found myself repeating Cockrell’s quote “what if the way we always did was wrong” quite a bit.

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The One Thing- Gary Keller – read this one and then really think about the message. It might change more than one thing.

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One Word That Will Change Your Life- Jon Gordon and Jimmy Page – I can tell you that reading this made me a better husband and a better father, two things that are more important than being a better coach.

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Training Soccer Champions- Anson Dorrance and Tim Nash – this is one of my absolute favorite coaching books and the best I have ever read specifically about coaching female athletes. I have purchased and gifted at least 15 of these for friends that coach females.

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Innovation Secrets of Steve Jobs – Carmine Gallo – a great book about a true genius ( maybe not the best guy but, a genius nonetheless)

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Why We Get Fat- Gary Taubes – this book will really make you think. I probably also should add End of Overeating to this list

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Goals- Brian Tracey – this is an all time favorite. Whenever I meet anyone looking for career advice the first thing I say is “have you read Goals”?

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Today Matters- John Maxwell – one of many Maxwell classics

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The Dangers of Junk Food

Posted in Fat Loss, Guest Authors, MBSC News, Media, Nutrition, Random Thoughts, Youth Training with tags on March 28, 2016 by mboyle1959

A great Mercola article that no one can argue with.

The Dangers of Junk Food

Dr Mercola’s Action Plan for the New Year

Posted in Fat Loss, Guest Authors, Nutrition on January 7, 2016 by mboyle1959

I know Dr Mercola’s advice has been called into question at times in this space but, this one is tough to argue with ( OK, not sure about fermented vegetables, but I did buy 4 Vit D test kits.)

Action Plan for the New Year

Are Fast Food and Diabetes Linked?

Posted in Fat Loss, Guest Authors, MBSC News, Nutrition on September 30, 2015 by mboyle1959

Adult onset is a disease we give we ourselves. Sadly, now it seems we can also give it to our children by making poor choices for them or, by allowing them to make poor choices.

Ballooning Diabetes Rates Highlight the High Cost of Cheap Food

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

Real Life Intervals

Posted in Fat Loss, MBSC News, Strength Coach Podcast, StrengthCoach.com 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.

Interval Training Secrets

Posted in Fat Loss, MBSC News, StrengthCoach.com Updates, Training with tags , , on June 28, 2015 by mboyle1959

There are two primary methods of performing interval training. The first is the conventional Work to Rest method. The Work to Rest method uses a set time for work and a set time for rest. Ratios are determined and, the athlete or client rests for generally one, two or three times the length of the work interval before repeating the next bout. The big drawback to the work to rest method is that time is arbitrary. We have no idea what is actually happening inside the body, we simply guess. In fact for many years we have always guessed, as we had no other “measuring stick”.

Heartrate Method

With the mass production of low cost heartrate monitors, we are no longer required to guess. The future of interval training lies with accurate, low cost heartrate monitors. With a heartrate monitor there is no more guessing. We are no longer looking at time as a measure of recovery, as we formerly did in our rest to work ratios, we are looking at physiology. What is important to understand is that heartrate and intensity are closely related. Although heartrate is not a direct and flawless measure of either intensity or recovery status, it is far better than simply choosing a time interval to rest. To use the heartarte method, simply choose an appropriate recovery heartrate. In our case we use sixty percent of theoretical max heartrate using the Karvonen method (see The Problem With Formulas box). After a work interval of a predetermined time is completed the recovery is simply set by the time it takes to return to the recovery heartrate. When using HR response, the whole picture changes. Initial recovery in well-conditioned athletes and clients is often rapid and shorter. In fact rest to work ratios may be less than 1-1 in the initial few intervals. An example of a typical workout for a well-conditioned athlete or client is show below.

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MBSC Summer Program Starts Monday

Posted in Core training, Fat Loss, Hockey, Injuries, Low Back Pain, MBSC News, Media, Training, Training Females, Youth Training with tags , on June 12, 2015 by mboyle1959

Our 18th summer program starts on Monday. It’s crazy how time flies. We still have a few spots available for late morning in both Woburn and North Andover.

PS- If you are still in school for another week you can come in the afternoon for a week or two if needed.

 

 

Another Seafood Warning

Posted in Fat Loss, Guest Authors, Nutrition, Uncategorized on June 9, 2015 by mboyle1959

A while ago I posted about my disappointment that the “Atlantic Salmon” I was eating was in fact a euphemism for farm raised salmon. Sadly, the same thing goes on with shrimp.

What You Need to Know Before Buying Seafood