Archive for the Seminars Category

Change is Good!

Posted in MBSC News, Seminars, Strength Coach Podcast, StrengthCoach.com Updates, Training with tags on February 18, 2016 by mboyle1959

Here’s a clip from Functional Strength Coach 3. It’s amazing how many people want to just do what they’ve always done.

My Most Controversial Video Clip Ever

Posted in Injuries, Low Back Pain, MBSC News, Seminars, Strength Coach Podcast, StrengthCoach.com Updates, Training with tags , on February 8, 2016 by mboyle1959

In 2009 Pat Beith pulled this clip from the footage of Functional Strength Coach 3 to stimulate some interest in the product. Boy did it ever. Please watch the clip in it’s entirety before reacting.

7 Days to the MBSC Winter Seminar

Posted in Core training, Injuries, Low Back Pain, MBSC News, Seminars, Strength Coach Podcast, StrengthCoach.com Updates with tags on January 9, 2016 by mboyle1959

The MBSC Winter Seminar is only 7 days away. Have you signed up yet? I can guarantee you that Ana Hartmann’s talk will be worth the time invested all by itself.

Do you know that  being barefoot may be the key to low back health?

Have you ever thought of shoes as “sensory deprivation chambers for the feet’?

Ana’s talk was our best in-service in years and we are bringing her back to MBSC next Saturday to share her info with you. In addition, you’ll get talks from me ( 25 Mistakes, 25 Years), Kevin Carr, and Marco Sanchez as well as a great hands -on afternoon.

Sign up here http://www.bodybyboyle.com/seminar 

Agility Ladder, Speed Ladder, Warm-up Ladder

Posted in MBSC News, Random Thoughts, Seminars, Strength Coach Podcast, StrengthCoach.com Updates, Training, Training Females, Youth Training with tags , , on December 30, 2015 by mboyle1959

I’m not sure what prompts people to write the things that they do but, periodically the old “ladders are useless” post pops up on Facebook or Twitter. I need to be honest, if you think getting good at ladder drills makes you quicker or more agile, you are probably wrong. However, if you think ladders are useless and a waste of time, you are definitely wrong. Ladders are great for kids as they can help improve coordination and brain-muscle connections. For higher level athletes they are simply a great tool for multi-planar warm-up.

Take a second and read this article I wrote for my StrengthCoach.com site a few years ago:

A couple of threads on the StrengthCoach.com forum got me thinking about the question of foot speed and athletes. I can’t tell you how often I hear a parent or a coach ask, “How can I improve my son’s/daughter’s/ athlete’s foot speed or agility?” It seems everyone always wants the shortcut and the quick fix. The better question might be “Do you think you can improve foot speed?” or maybe even the larger question, “Does foot speed even matter?”

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Are Box Jumps Even Plyometrics?

Posted in MBSC News, Seminars, Strength Coach Podcast, StrengthCoach.com Updates, Training, Training Females, Youth Training with tags on December 21, 2015 by mboyle1959

Box jumping has been the subject of the week. I’m amazed that a simple post could generate so much interest. The truth is that box jumps are just that, a jumping exercise. They lack the reactive component that distinguishes a plyometric exercise from just jumping. Here’s an article that will get you thinking and learning about plyometric training.

Plyometric Training

Numerous articles have been written about plyometric training for athletes. Very few have detailed progressive programs that take into account the need for a system of training that can be applied to a broad range of athletes. Although the works of Chu, Radcliffe and Gambetta were outstanding at the time of their writing, very little has been written in the last ten years that connects our current knowledge of functional training with how to design and implement a system of plyometric exercises. In order to fully understand plyometrics, we must look at basics like terminology, volume and frequency.

Terminology:

The first area that needs to be addressed in the area of plyometric training is terminology. The language of plyometrics must be universal so that any coach or athlete can view the program of any other coach or athlete and understand the exercises without photos or video. The discrepancies in terminology were first brought to my attention by Mike Clark of the National Academy of SportsMedicine. Clark pointed out in a 2000 lecture that many coaches currently used names to describe plyometric exercises that were not properly descriptive of the movement. Clark went on to detail the types of exercises and the specific actions:

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Changing the Game Project Books of the Year 2015

Posted in Guest Authors, MBSC News, Media, Random Thoughts, Seminars, Strength Coach Podcast, StrengthCoach.com Updates, Training, Training Females, Youth Training on November 28, 2015 by mboyle1959

This is a great list. I’m happy to say I have almost all of them. Sadly, I haven’t read them all yet.

Changing the Game Project- Books of the Year 2015

Mike Boyle Seminar December 12th in Providence, RI.

Posted in MBSC News, Seminars, Strength Coach Podcast, StrengthCoach.com Updates, Training, Training Females, Youth Training with tags on October 27, 2015 by mboyle1959

This summer I read Simon’s Senek’s book Start With Why. The book began a thought process that will become a full day seminar on Saturday December 12.

From 8 AM- 3:30 PM I’m going to explore the “whys” behind the MBSC programming.

Think about “why do we stretch”, “why do we roll”, “why do we do the lifts we do”. Most seminars focus far too much on what we are going to do and far too little on why we do it.

In addition I’m going to cover “how” we construct a program.  We’ll take an in-depth look at the periodization scheme that has allowed MBSC to flourish for almost twenty years.

There are only 50 seats available and we anticipate a rapid sellout so please reserve your spot early. A dozen spots are already gone and there has been very little advertising.

To register click here.

Upcoming Certified Functional Strength Coach Events

Posted in MBSC News, Seminars, Strength Coach Podcast, StrengthCoach.com Updates, Training, Training Females, Youth Training with tags on May 8, 2015 by mboyle1959

Our Certified Functional Strength Coach courses are really taking off. We have five courses coming up this summer. The reviews have been amazing:

Thank you everyone for an amazing workshop! Each MSBC coach had rave reviews, without exception. …. The students’ feedback has been overwhelmingly positive. Many have said that it was their favorite continuing education experience/certification/workshop yet. We are definitely hoping to host another in Q2/Q3.

It means a lot to Crunch and lot to me to be able to have a relationship with MSBC and to be able to provide our trainers exposure to some of the best training methodologies in the field, as well as direct time in the trenches learning from 3 of the top coaches in the game. We are looking forward to our next opportunity to work with you all again.

Thank you.


Best Regards,

Mike Spiegel
District Fitness Manager
New York | Miami

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I’m an official graduate of the latest Certified Functional Strength Coach class on April 11, 2015! It was an incredible day of hands on learning with the MBSC guys. They are brillant coaches with a great sense of humor, and they are clearly passionate about what they do. I’m looking forward to using what I learned on Saturday to take my personal training career to the next level. Thanks Marco Sanchez, Kevin Larrabee, and Kevin Carr!

Erika West

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Next certification classes are June 7 in San Francisco:  to sign up go to: https://www.certifiedfsc.com/register?campid=26

June 20 in New York City: to sign up go to https://www.certifiedfsc.com/register?campid=25

We are also doing three CFSC courses, one at each Perform Better Summit on pre-con Thursday. To sign up for those go to : http://www.certifiedfsc.com/performbetter

Hope to see you at a CFSC this summer.

Stuff to Read

Posted in Random Thoughts, Seminars, Strength Coach Podcast, StrengthCoach.com Updates with tags , on April 22, 2015 by mboyle1959

An attendee at the recent Perform Better 1 Day in Chicago asked for some reading recommendations so I thought I’d share them here.

The basic two for everyone in every field are:

How to Wins Friends and Influence People- Dale Carnagie
Seven Habits of Highly Effective People- Stephen Covey

then from there work you way through:

Good to Great- Collins
Made to Stick – Collins
Goals- Brian Tracey
Slight Edge- Jeff Olsen
Never Eat Alone- Keith Ferrazanni
Creating Magic- Lee Cockrell
Start With Why- Simon Sinek

Hows that for a start?

Certified Functional Strength Coach at Perform Better HQ in Rhode Island

Posted in MBSC News, Seminars, Strength Coach Podcast, StrengthCoach.com Updates, Training with tags , on February 18, 2015 by mboyle1959

Saturday March 28th we will be doing a Certified Functional Strength Coach course in Rhode Island.  The reviews on these courses have been amazing.

For more information, click the link below.

http://cl.publicaster.com/ViewInBrowser.aspx?NWD=1&pubids=0231%7c15379%7c666311%7c45597&digest=h9Xssbft3eYC2tbhYHaqyw&sysid=1