by Mike Boyle
“Mike Boyle is the coach coaches need. This book is the sum of decades of his experience and insight.”
~ Dan John, author of 40 Years with a Whistle
Designing Strength Training Programs and Facilities is a “how to” book. It moves from the task of equipping a weightroom, through a discussion of programming concepts, and eventually to actual workouts with detailed explanations.
“This book is a serious strength training manual for coaches who want to get the most out of their athletes. My first book, Functional Training for Sports, was a more mainstream piece intended for athletes, coaches and trainers. While Functional Training for Sports was a success, I also wanted to write a book for serious strength and conditioning professionals I consider to be my peers.”
The concepts are meant to be both simple and also utilitarian:
- What equipment do I need?
- How many plates do I need?
- How much space do I need?
- How many sets and reps should I have my athletes do?
- What exercises work best?
This book is ideal for the high school or small college coach who has to deal with the realities of time, space and money. While reading it, the author asks you to put aside preconceived notions about the process of strength and conditioning. Instead, he wants you to practice the art of common sense. Mike reminds you to stick with what works—scrutinize your programs and seek techniques from those who consistently produce results in difficult situations such as your own.
Michael Boyle has a talent for making complex topics simple. In Designing Strength Training Programs and Facilities, he simplifies the job of a strength and conditioning coach, personal trainer or facility owner. From equipment selection through program design, he breaks down complex topics in simple, easy to understand and implement pieces. Boyle’s first book Functional Training for Sports has been called, “The best book written on the topic,” and Designing Strength Training Programs and Facilities takes the concepts a step further.
“Imagine getting the wisdom of 40 years in the strength and conditioning and gym field from someone who has been there, done that, and is still doing it. All that wisdom is distilled into THIS book with practical lessons and strategies to make the reader a better coach or gym owner, and help you build a successful career. Here Mike shares what’s important, what works—and doesn’t just fill the pages to add ‘more stuff.’ This is instantly a must-read for every coach who enters this field; it will save you a lot of frustrations and mistakes. I highly recommend it to every coach who’s committed to creating a long and successful career in this industry.”
Topics Covered in Designing Strength Training Programs and Facilities
Foreword, Dan John
Designing and Equipping Your Facility
Building a Strong Program Foundation
Designing the Perfect Program
Core Training, Mobility, Activation and Warm-ups
Upper-Body Pulling and Pressing
Choosing a System of Training
Creating Efficient and Effective Workouts
Computerizing Your Program
Designing Programs for Teams or Groups
Parting Words: The Mirror and The Window
“When thinking of a strength program, try to remember strength training is a simple game of stimulus and response.”
~ Mike Boyle
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“One of the most valuable books I have ever read. Designing Strength Training Programs and Facilities 2nd Edition is fantastic. THANK YOU Coach Boyle.“
Mike Boyle has over 40 years of experience in the field of elite athlete preparation with both male and female athletes from every professional league. Boyle is a featured speaker at conferences across the country in the area of strength and conditioning, athlete rehabilitation and personal training. In addition to his books, he’s produced numerous digital products available through Perform Better at performbetter.com, through Inspire360 and through Athletes Acceleration.
“I’m only on the first chapter and I’ve already got 10 highlights, half of which are just good life advice. “