Closed Chain Terminal Knee Extension w/ a Sled

A post shared by Michael Boyle (@michael_boyle1959) on May 3, 2017 at 2:30pm PDT This is not a drag. The intent from a patella tendon/ patella femoral standpoint is to create closed chain terminal knee extension. Think closed chain short arc quads.

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Why I Don’t Like Nordics and What Exercise We Use Instead at @bodybyboyle

A post shared by Movement As Medicine (@movementasmedicine) on Oct 26, 2017 at 8:35am PDT Why I Don’t Like Nordics and What Exercise We Use Instead at @bodybyboyle Nordic leg curls have drawn a bunch of attention recently due to the preventative power of eccentric focused exercise and hamstring injuries. Numerous studies over the last… READ MORE

Ladder drills won’t make you faster but they can make you better.

A post shared by Movement As Medicine (@movementasmedicine) on May 15, 2017 at 9:26am PDT Ladder drills won’t make you faster but they can make you better. – Ladders will not make you sprint faster. – Ladders will not improve your improve your 5-10-5 or L-Drill times. – Ladders will not help you shake a defender in… READ MORE

Don’t waste the warm-up on a bike or a treadmill!

A post shared by Movement As Medicine (@movementasmedicine) on Feb 5, 2018 at 7:22am PST Don’t waste the warm-up on a bike or a treadmill! The warm-up is a great time to stimulate the body and the mind. Get the most out of your warm-up by picking drills that will challenge your clients cognitive function… READ MORE

Try this to get more lower trap action…

A post shared by Michael Boyle (@michael_boyle1959) on May 24, 2016 at 6:08pm PDT Try this to get more lower trap action. We came up with this to eliminate the inevitable shrugging in our scap work.

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Restoring Hip Flexion with Functional FAI

A post shared by Movement As Medicine (@movementasmedicine) on May 31, 2017 at 8:04am PDT Restoring Hip Flexion with Functional FAI Functional Acetabular Impingement (FAI) is something we see frequently at @bodybyboyle/@movementasmedicine. Athletes with FAI will typically report pinching and discomfort in the anterior hip/groin during flexion (especially above 90 degrees) as well as general… READ MORE

Using The Belt Squat to Train Around Pain.

A post shared by Movement As Medicine (@movementasmedicine) on Feb 6, 2018 at 6:12pm PST Using The Belt Squat to Train Around Pain After @erinaliciaguiney1 suffered an upper body injury we had to get creative to find a way to load her without stressing her right arm. The ‘belt squat’ is a great lateralization for… READ MORE

Why Should You Supplement With Omega-3s?

A post shared by Movement As Medicine (@movementasmedicine) on Oct 12, 2017 at 7:15am PDT Why Should You Supplement With Omega-3s? – Omega 3s have been shown to improve positive mood and reduce anxiety. – Omega 3s are essential to maintenance of the brain and neuromuscular system. – Supplementation of Omega-3s has been shown to reduce the pain… READ MORE

Tempo Rear Foot Elevated Split Squats

A post shared by Movement As Medicine (@movementasmedicine) on Jun 6, 2017 at 12:27pm PDT Tempo Rear Foot Elevated Split Squats The answer isn’t always more load. Adding changes in lifting tempo can be a great way to mix-up your training, break through plateaus or create challenges for a client who may not be a… READ MORE

Seated Psoas Holds

A post shared by Michael Boyle (@michael_boyle1959) on Jan 7, 2018 at 5:50pm PST Seated Psoas Holds – this is an exercise we played with years ago that I’ve come back to with any back or hip pain sufferers.

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50% Bodyweight Goblet Squat As A Standard?

A post shared by Movement As Medicine (@movementasmedicine) on Dec 6, 2017 at 4:36pm PST 50% Bodyweight Goblet Squat As A Standard? Recently at a @bodybyboyle staff meeting we discussed when it was appropriate to switch from a goblet loaded split squat to a double bell suitcase loaded split squat. We unanimously agreed that at… READ MORE

Consistency and Training Twice A Week

A post shared by Movement As Medicine (@movementasmedicine) on Jun 14, 2017 at 9:22am PDT Consistency and Training Twice A Week I recently saw a coach online say something along the lines of… “you can’t expect to make any significant strength gains without training at least 4x/week.” This statement was shocking to me since many… READ MORE