Mike Boyle Functional Training and Techniques for Coaches, Personal Trainers and Athletes
For Coaches & Trainers Looking for a Safer, More Effective Way to Train
One of the best resources for any coach or trainer who wants to stay on the cutting edge of performance training
If you’re a coach or trainer, you play a crucial role in the life of the people you work with.
If you’re a coach, athletes trust you to help them reach their sporting dreams through safe and effective training methods.
If you’re a trainer, clients entrust their time, money and effort, and expect you to get them the results they need—quickly and safely.
Neither of these is easy.
If you’re a coach, you face the challenge of staying up to date with the latest training techniques and concepts and figuring out how to apply them to the unique situations and needs of your athletes.
If you don’t, you run the risk of losing your job as your athletes are overtaken by better-trained athletes.
If you’re a trainer, while you may not train competitive athletes looking for that extra edge, it’s still important to keep up to date with the latest training concepts.
Staying up to date with the latest training concepts allows you to design safer programs that deliver better results, more quickly, to your clients. These are all keys to helping you to stand out from other trainers and earning a great living doing what you love.
So how do you stay up to date?
How do you stay up to date with the latest training concepts?
There’s so much new information coming out every week on the internet, from training gurus, in research journals…
How do you know which work and which don’t?
How do you know which apply to YOUR athletes or clients?
How do you know how to fit individual ideas into your training programs?
How do you know WHO to listen to, and more importantly—in an the age of too much information—who NOT to listen to?
What some do
Finding, filtering, understanding and applying new information is a long and difficult process.
Because of this, some coaches and trainers throw new training concepts and ideas out the window, instead choosing to go with more traditional methods of training.
These people often put their clients and athletes on powerlifting and Olympic lifting routines.
Now, while these routines are great for people who want to be powerlifters or Olympic lifters, for athletes and clients who participate in different sports or have different goals, these routines might not be the best solution.
Athletes and clients all have unique goals that require unique combinations of fitness qualities. Coaches and trainers must therefore create unique training programs based on these different needs if they want the best and safest results for the people they train.
On the flip side, some coaches love staying up to date and love learning about new training ideas.
Except they make the mistake of blindly trying to use EVERYTHING—jumping from new idea to new idea without really understanding when, how and why they should be applying these to their training programs.
If you want to avoid both mistakes and truly become a great coach or trainer, you must learn how to filter new information and, most importantly, learn how to apply it to your situation.
One of the best ways to do this is to learn directly from top coaches who spend their time in the trenches developing safer, more effective ways to train their athletes.
Stand on the Shoulders of a Coaching Giant
Over the past thirty years, Michael Boyle has coached athletes in every major collegiate and professional sport. His clients have come from the MLS, MLB, NHL, NFL, PGA, Olympic teams and many others.
He has the rare qualities of being both a free-thinker and a practical coach. These two qualities have given him the ability to take complex theories and unlock them in the real world for the benefit of his own athletes.
Unlike many, Mike isn’t afraid of change or of admitting his mistakes—always seeking to study, learn and improve his training methods—and is a great example for all young coaches seeking to become better at their jobs.
In Advances in Functional Training, Mike unveils the insights he’s learned about training over the past thirty years training athletes in all major sports, from the junior level to the professional level.
“Here’s a little trick; I choose to only learn from other life-long learners, so while Mike Boyle is improving his program and getting smarter and better results: if I study Mike, I get all that too, so my education is exponential. I recommend you do the same, learn from those who have been there, done that and continue to do it, like Mike Boyle.”
Owner of Results Fitness
For Open-Minded Coaches & Trainers Looking for a Safer, More Effective Way to Train
Advances in Functional Training is a comprehensive guide that brings together a ton of information on current athletic training trends and concepts.
Inside you’ll get the latest insights from a top coach who’s spent decades carefully thinking about and testing better ways to train his athletes.
It contains Mike’s systematic approach to performance training and will give you greater confidence in creating exercise programs that unlock better performance in your athletes.
You’ll find many ideas and approaches to help you tailor programs to meet your client’s specific needs and to get superior results.
Most importantly, you will learn the ‘why’ behind Mike’s ideas so you’ll know when to use certain ideas and how to put them together into a logical program that works.
In Advances in Functional Training, you’ll learn how to—
- Reduce and prevent common problems like low back pain, knee pain, neck and shoulder pain by identifying compensations, improving mobility and flexibility and focusing on movement patterns
- Minimize the risk of common injuries like lifting-related back injuries, tendinitis, upper-body injuries, ACL injuries and sports hernias
- Unlock greater power and performance by learning how to properly train the hips and core
- Help your athletes stay in top shape all season long with the right conditioning methods in the preseason, offseason and inseason
- Develop explosiveness to improve forty-yard dash times and overall game speed
- Select the right equipment for your gym room—Mike gives his recommendations of the equipment you do and don’t need to improve strength, conditioning and overall athleticism
- Select the right exercises for your athletes—Learn to pick the exercises that have the biggest payoff and minimum risk
- Build safer, more effective programs for your athletes—Mike provides insight into how to program for speed, power, strength, hypertrophy, and more. He even gives sample programs and templates so you can see how he puts programs together, so you can go from there to build your own.
… and much more.
Whether you train elite athletes looking for an extra edge in performance without compromising safety… or everyday men and women looking to maximize their time in the gym so they can enjoy their life outside of it…
If you’re a serious coach or trainer always looking for a better and safer way to train the people you work with, Advances in Functional Training is a “must have” resource to add to your library.
This is one of the few fitness books you’ll come back to again and again as you train your clients and seek to give them every advantage you can.
As a speaker, writer, coach and consultant, Michael Boyle is a popular contributor in the area of performance enhancement training. Over the past thirty years, he has been involved in training and rehabilitation of a wide range of athletes in every major collegiate and professional sport, including—
- The Boston Bruins (NHL)
- The New England Revolution (MLS)
- Boston University Men’s Hockey (NCAA)
- The Boston Breakers (WUSA)
- Boston Blazers (MLL)
- 40 ice hockey medalists from the 1998 and 2002 Winter Olympics
- Over 20 1st, 2nd and 3rd-round picks in the NFL draft
- Multiple athletes in men’s and women’s World Cup Soccer and Summer Olympic Games
- Athletes from the PGA, MLB, United States Tennis Association and World Boxing Association
Mike’s work has been featured in the media on HBO RealSports, ESPN, CNNSI, as well as in Sports Illustrated and USA Today.
Get Your Copy Today
If you’re a serious coach or trainer looking for a better and safer way to train the people you work with, add Advances in Functional Training to your library to learn how a top coach develops programs for his clients and athletes.
In addition to Advances in Functional Training, you’ll also get these exclusive On Target Publications bonuses—
- Dan John, A Concept Approach to the Fundamental Human Movements—a 37-minute MP3 audio recording, accompanied by a 7-page PDF transcript and a copy of the presentation slides
- Michael Boyle: Functional Coaching Reader—a 57-page PDF book featuring 50 Michael Boyle articles from the StrengthCoach.com archives. Normally $19.95.
Dennis Rodgers –
Mike Boyle is functional training. Not 1-legged balance tricks on the BOSU, real, sports-specific movement and strength training. For up-and-coming trainers, this is a guy you need to know.