I’ve got a quick favor to ask you…

So I've got a quick favor to ask you. Boston.com is running a vote for the "BEST Personal Trainers in Boston," and Mike Boyle Strength and Conditioning is in the running. Time is running out and every vote counts, so I'd appreciate if you would take a second and vote for us. It literally won't even take a minute, but it would mean a lot. Please leave a comment below once you have, and please pass this along to share the good word with others. You can vote more than once, so even if you've already voted, please vote again. [...]

2011-06-30T17:27:00+00:00

For Your Viewing Pleasure: Take 37

Hope everyone is having a great week so far. I have put together a great compilation of training videos from the past week that I think you will really like. It is slightly shorter than past compilations, with 24 videos in all, but I think this is going to better overall. We just started our summer session which means I leave home for work at 6:15 am and get home at 8:30 pm, which doesn’t leave me a whole lot of time for writing. At the same time, I’ve gotten quite a few comments from people saying they never have [...]

2011-06-29T09:57:00+00:00

Awesome Pullup Variation: Iso Holds

First off, if you missed yesterday’s Good Reads, be sure to check it out. Moving on…Two weeks ago, I shared an inverted row iso hold that was inspired by Dan John’s “Batwing” exercise (you can read the post HERE). It is great exercise to work the upper back is horizontal plane, and I am not surprised that I have received some good feedback so far. Today I want to spin off that post and share a similar exercise in the vertical plane: pullup iso holds. On the surface it’s pretty simple: just pull up and hold it. However, there are [...]

2011-06-28T02:09:00+00:00

Good Reads for the Week

I hope everyone is enjoying the weekend and getting geared up for another great week. To help facilitate that, I’ve put together another great compilation of fitness reads from the past week. It’s a great list and I think you’ll really like it. There’s a lot to read so I’ll cut my blabbering short right here. Before we get into it, I want to remind you to please follow me on Twitter HERE. I’ve been using it more recently so it’s a good way to stay in the loop.Next, I wanted to bring your attention to a newer blog from [...]

2011-06-26T11:34:00+00:00

Popeye Eggs

I continue to receive quite a few questions regarding cooking and nutrition, which always makes me chuckle because I would consider myself to be a marginal cook at best (and that’s being generous). I eat pretty well, but nothing that I make is really that complicated or exciting. Still, I have been asked what I eat quite a bit, so I’ll do my best to share the few “recipes” I do know (I put recipe in quotes because I would hardly call what I make a recipe). I have already shared a few, so if you’ve missed them, you can [...]

2011-06-24T23:55:00+00:00

For Your Viewing Pleasure: Take 36

I hope everyone is having a great week. I am getting really busy, so I have to run, but not before sharing a whole bunch of awesome videos from the past week. This is honestly one of the best compilations I have done yet. I found so many great videos from the ladies that I almost made a separate post just for them, but in the end I decided to combine it all into one. That means you all get loads of awesomeness in one post. With further adieu, here it is. Sit back, relax, and getcha popcorn ready!Eccentric 1 [...]

2011-06-22T10:05:00+00:00

A Great “Pushup” Variation For Shoulder Stability and Core Strength

Last week, I made a post where I shared an isometric inverted row with you that was inspired by Dan John’s "Batwing" exercise. If you missed the post, you can check it out HERE. Piggybacking off that exercise, today I want to switch over to the other side of the body share the TRX pushup iso hold. The name is pretty self-explanatory, sort of. Execution: Set up in pushup position with your hands holding the TRX straps. You could also use rings, blast straps, and something similar. Lower down into the bottom position of the pushup and hold. The reason [...]

2011-06-21T09:46:00+00:00

Good Reads for the Week

I hope everyone has had a good week. It’s about to get a little better because I’ve put together an awesome compilation of fitness articles for you from the past week. There’s a lot to get to so I won’t waste your time with my blabbering. Now that basketball and hockey are done, there’s hardly anything to watch on tv (God I can’t wait for football season) so hopefully you have some extra time to get through it all.Oh, and before I forget: Happy Father's Day to all the dad's out there! I hope you are all enjoying yourselves today. [...]

2011-06-19T10:44:00+00:00

A Cool Dan John Inspired Exercise For the Rhomboids

First things first: bigtime congrats to the Bruins! When it comes to hockey, I’m as big of fair-weather fan as there is, but whatever. It’s grown on me a lot over the last six months, and regardless, it’s always sweet when the hometown team pulls it out. Good times.The real purpose of this post is to share a great exercise that I have been using and liking quite a bit. The exercise is inverted row isometric holds. This is not a new exercise by any stretch, but I got the inspiration for it from Dan John after reading talk about [...]

2011-06-16T10:18:00+00:00

For Your Viewing Pleasure: Take 35

I’ve got a great compilation of training videos for you today, but first, I want to urge you to read yesterday’s post if you haven’t already. It’s short, but in my humble opinion, very worth the time. Now let’s move on to the videos. I have decided to shorten these compilations slightly, but not by much. I have received quite a bit of feedback that they are just too long and people are making it through everything. These posts take me quite awhile to put together, so I’m not going to waste my time making them longer if people aren’t [...]

2011-06-15T00:27:00+00:00