Functional Training For Sports w/Michael Boyle

How do you define the phrase 'Functional Training'?

In this podcast episode I interview Coach Michael Boyle, hands down one of the most influential coaches in the field of Sports Performance for over twenty years!

Here in part one of the podcast series we discuss the following:
  • What does the phrase Coach Your Best mean to you?
  • Who can benefit the most from this book?
  • How is this book different from the first edition?
  • Has your definiton of 'function' changed since the first edition of the book twelve years ago? If so how?
  • Looking back on the process...was there anything specfiically 'eye opening' for you as you wrote the second edition?
  • Referring to ch. 3...where do you see coaches missing the mark regarding assessing functional strength?
  • Does your assessment differ when working with one on one, a small group, and a large team?
  • In ch. 4 you discuss program design...for coaches who have limited time working with athletes...how do they best fit it all in?
  • What area/areas are you most focused on regarding personal and professional growth heading in to the second half of 2016?
  • Where can listeners go to purchase the book and get connected with you and all of your resources?
Michael Boyle is one of the worlds’ foremost educators in the areas of performance training, personal training and athletic rehabilitation. Boyle has been involved in training and rehabilitation with a wide range of athletes, including stars in every major professional sport. Mike has also served as a consultant to some of the top teams in the NFL, NHL, as well as numerous division one athletic programs. Boyle has been involved in Olympic Gold Medal efforts in both women’s soccer and women’s ice hockey and is the current Strength and Conditioning coach for the United States Women’s National Ice Hockey Team.

In 2012 and 2013 Boyle was a Strength and Consultant to the Boston Red Sox, winners of the 2013 World Series. In addition from 1991-1999 Boyle served as the Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Boston Bruins. From 1983-2012 Boyle served as strength and conditioning coach at Boston University. In 2016 Boyle released The New Functional Training for Sports, his fourth book.


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