Michael Boyle on Successful Sports Conditioning

The following is a post courtesy of Michael Boyle…

Here in the Internet Age of strength and conditioning, most people seem to want to belong to a group.

Instead of developing a coaching/training philosophy, they adopt one.

The Scientist.
The Kettlebell Guy/Girl.
The Bodybuilder.

And, of course, now we have:

The Cr—fitter…

At one point, you may have been in one of these groups.

You still might be. But, they are parts of the whole, not training systems in and of themselves.

Because in my 30+ years training everyone from general fitness clients to athletes ranging from junior high to All Stars in almost every major sport, I’ve built my success on one simple Truth:

1.      If you want results, do what’s best. Not what’s trendy.

2.      Learn from those who never stop learning.

3.      Anything else is a distraction from your goals. And the goals of your athletes and clients

About Michael Boyle

Michael Boyle is one of the foremost experts in the fields of Strength and Conditioning, Functional Training and general fitness. He currently spends his time lecturing, teaching, training and writing. In 1996 Michael co founded Mike Boyle Strength and Conditioning, one of the first for-profit strength and conditioning companies in the world. Mike Boyle Strength and Conditioning exists for one reason: to provide performance enhancement training for athletes of all levels. Athletes trained range from junior high school students to All Stars in almost every major professional sport.

Prior to founding Mike Boyle Strength and Conditioning, Michael served as the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach at Boston University for 15 years. Presently Boyle continues to serve as an assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach at Boston University, primarily responsible for ice hockey. In addition to his duties at Boston University, from 1991-1999 Boyle served as the Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Boston Bruins of the National Hockey League. Michael was also the Strength and Conditioning Coach for the 1998 US Women’s Olympic Ice Hockey Team, Gold Medalists in Nagano, and served as a consultant in the development of the USA Hockey National Team Development Program in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Michael has been a featured speaker at numerous strength and conditioning and athletic training clinics across the country and has produced nine instructional videos in the area of strength and conditioning available through M-F Athletic. In addition, Michael published Functional Training for Sports for Human Kinetics Publishers.

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