Archive for the Media Category

How Exercise Keeps Us Young

Posted in Guest Authors, MBSC News, Media, Training with tags , , , on January 9, 2015 by mboyle1959

Thanks to my friend Craig Liebenson  and the NY Times for this.

How Exercise Keeps Us Young

The bottom lie here is that with training what we view as aging is very preventable. We age more from disuse than use. Smart training can keep us moving well into our eighties. If you read the article you will see that the inclusion of strength training ( like an adult group session or a 1-1 session at MBSC) would solve the strength/ power loss.

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.

 

Great Globe Magazine Piece on Inner City Weightlifting

Posted in Guest Authors, Media on December 7, 2014 by mboyle1959

As readers may or may not know I recently took a position on the board of Inner City Weightlifting. I’m so excited to be using my skills to help these inspiring young men. Take a minute and read this great piece from Shirley Leung,  @leung

Starting Over in Kendall Square 

More Support for Building Athletes

Posted in Guest Authors, Hockey, Injuries, MBSC News, Media, Training, Training Females, Youth Training with tags , on December 6, 2014 by mboyle1959

I continue to write and post articles that support the idea that the best players are the best athletes. We are specializing far too early in every sport. Kids and parents are getting bad advice from under qualified coaches and as a result make poor decisions. Make your child an athlete first. The lowest return on time invested in any sport is the actual game. Play games for fun. Practice to get better. Train to be a better athlete.

The Quebec “Building the Athlete” Program. 

Do We Need More Certifications

Posted in MBSC News, Media, Seminars, Strength Coach Podcast, StrengthCoach.com Updates, Training, Training Females with tags , on December 5, 2014 by mboyle1959

I wrote this last week for the Perform Better Newsletter

“The past five years has seen a large rise in certification courses in the fitness industry. All kinds of fitness companies are jumping on the certification band wagon. You can get certified in any number of things by an ever-increasing number of groups.

This leads us back to the question in the title. Do we need more certifications? My answer is no, we don’t need more certifications. I’m sure you think that’s a strange response as Mike Boyle Strength and Conditioning has just launched the Certified Functional Strength Coach certification. To be honest, I don’t think we need more certification courses, we just need better certification courses.”

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Your Kid and Mine are Not Playing in the Pros

Posted in Guest Authors, Hockey, Injuries, MBSC News, Media, Random Thoughts, Strength Coach Podcast, StrengthCoach.com Updates, Training, Training Females, Youth Training with tags , on November 25, 2014 by mboyle1959

This is a great one.

Your Kid and Mine are Not Playing in the Pros

Dealing With Knee Pain?

Posted in Injuries, MBSC News, Media, Strength Coach Podcast, StrengthCoach.com Updates, Training with tags , on November 22, 2014 by mboyle1959

Want some simple advice on Dealing With Knee Pain? Click the link and see what I told Ron Kapriskie at GolfDigest.com

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.

Is Crossfit Good for Business?

Posted in MBSC News, Media, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized on November 14, 2014 by mboyle1959

At this weeks staff meeting I told our staff that Crossfit might be the best thing that ever happened to our business. Everyone looked at me like I was crazy. Let me take a minute and explain a few reasons why I think Crossfit is good for MBSC.

1- Crossfit gets people training with multi-joint exercises and intervals. Good

2- Crossfit provides an inexpensive barrier to entry. Good

3- Crossfit gets people injured. Good? I’ll explain later

4- Crossfit has a huge promotional relationship with Reebok. Good?

Here’s how I see it. People try Crossfit and like it. Then people get injured doing it and look for a better alternative. They find places like MBSC that at least ,to the uninitiated, look similar to Crossfit ( think multi-joint exercises and intervals). They often don’t know the difference initially except they don’t get injured.

Reebok runs adds for “The Sport of Fitness”. The Reebok ads look like they could be for MBSC. The Reebok ads feature multi-joint exercises with perfect technique. That sounds like MBSC ( except we have a mix of young and old, fit and not fit). We don’t see anyone collapse. We don’t see anyone with lousy technique. We don’t see any vomit or bloody hands?

Sometimes you need to look at the glass at least as half full.

18 People to Follow in the Hockey World.

Posted in Guest Authors, Hockey, Media, Training, Training Females, Uncategorized, Youth Training with tags , , , on November 14, 2014 by mboyle1959

Nice post for those looking for training information. And yes, it doesn’t hurt that I’m first on the list or that my friends Kevin Neeld, Anthony Donskov, Sean Skahan, and Maria Mountain are on the list.

18 People to Follow in the Hockey World