Toes Elevated Deadlift

Toes Elevated Deadlift Last week I posted about how we elevate the heels to improve positioning during squatting at @bodybyboyle.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀Similarly, we’ll often use toe elevated deadlifts to help develop the hinge with an athlete who is struggling.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀Elevating the toes and forefoot can be a helpful technique to cue clients with a “squatty” knee dominant deadlift pattern.… READ MORE

Coaching and Setting New Clients Up For Success

Coaching and Setting New Clients Up For Success ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀I’ve decided to start doing this videos where I talk to the camera because they seems to work so well for @michael_boyle1959 and if I don’t step my game up he’s gonna catch up to me on IG soon.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀Jokes aside, this is a very important topic for coaches working… READ MORE

The Most Valuable Piece of Our Speed Development = Timed Sprints

The Most Valuable Piece of Our Speed Development = Timed Sprints A lot of people asked us to post about speed development so here ya go!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀Without a doubt the best speed development training approach we have is consistently timing LOW VOLUME, HIGH FREQUENCY SPRINTS. This approach also known as “Feeding The Cats” was taught to… READ MORE

Heel Elevated Squats

Heel Elevated Squats⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀The number one thing you can do to clean up bad looking squat is to simply elevate the heels on a wedge, board or 2.5 lb plate.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀In @certifiedfsc this is our go-to regression when any squat pattern needs to be cleaned up. In fact, for most people it’s probably in their best interest to start… READ MORE

Quadruped Shoulder CARs Controlled Articular Rotations

Quadruped Shoulder CARs Controlled Articular Rotations or “CARs” are a technique popularized by Dr. Andreo Spina. The goal of this drill is to move the joint through the maximum controlled range of motion with as much tension as possible. Practicing these drills daily can help to provide nourishment to the joint capsule while helping to… READ MORE

Shoulder Elevated Hip Lift Instruction

Shoulder Elevated Hip Lift Instruction The shoulder elevated hip lift is an awesome exercise that often gets butchered. Follow these set up and coaching tips for safer and more effective execution.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀– Sit up high enough on the bench and elevate with pads.– Keep alignment between ribs and pelvis.– Maintain a neutral neck position.– Regress to… READ MORE

Linear Skipping Progression (and why it’s important)

Linear Skipping Progression (and why it’s important) Teaching Skipping is a big part of our training program at MBSC for both athletes and general population clientele.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀Skipping provides the foundation for developing GREAT sprinters and also provides entry level low impact power development for our general population clients.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀Check out the video to see HOW we teach… READ MORE

Struggling to find time to hit the gym?

Happy Tuesday! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀Busy week ahead? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀Is your schedule already getting the best of you? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀Struggling to find time to hit the gym? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀As complexity increases outside of the gym it’s often best to shift towards simplicity inside of it. When time gets tight choose to simplify your training in an effort to promote consistency. We… READ MORE

Paused KB Front Squats

Nothing better than some Paused KB Front Squats on a Monday!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀Today’s Training Lesson⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀Progression doesn’t always mean adding more load to the exercise⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀Once you begin progressing beyond basic mastery take the time to ask yourself:⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀“Is increasing the load the best option in this circumstance?”⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀Often the answer may be “Yes” but sometimes opting for changes in tempo… READ MORE

Leg Assisted Ring Chin-Up to Eccentric Lowering

Leg Assisted Ring Chin-Up to Eccentric Lowering⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀Working towards your first REAL Chin-Up?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀Try out this regression that I stole from my buddy @Benbrunotraining. I’ve found this variation be a huge help for my clients looking to get over the one chin-up hump.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀The leg assist during the concentric portion helps the client get up to the top position… READ MORE

Contrast Pairing: Heavy Sled March + Explosive Step Up

With my cyclists I’ve been zeroing in on power development and have found that these contrast blocks have been extremely effective when we look back at the results of their power tests. One pairing I’m really enjoying is combining heavy sled marches and explosive step-ups. Although, I think this pairing would work really well for… READ MORE

Kettlebell Complex: Double Clean/Double Press/Double Rack Lunge

The last few months I’ve been following the kettlebell program from our Online Group Coaching program and have been loving it.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀It’s quick, simple, covers all of the major lifts and doesn’t require much equipment so I can get it done at the gym or at home. Kettlebells are a high value tool because of they… READ MORE