Today\u2019s guest is 凯文·卡尔. \u00a0Kevin is a strength coach at Mike Boyle\u2019s Strength and Conditioning and is the co-owner of \u201cMovement as Medicine\u201d, the official massage therapists of Mike Boyle\u2019s. Kevin has already amassed a wealth of experience in the field of sports performance and personal training at MBSC, working with everyone from US Olympians looking for a competitive edge down to general population clientele.\u00a0 Kevin has a huge wealth of knowledge in the physical preparation, and human function sectors, with certifications including\u00a0FMS,\u00a0SFMA,\u00a0NKT Level 1 and 2, FRC, FAPP,\u00a0Pn1, and\u00a0PRI. On the podcast today, Kevin goes into great detail 上 some of the principles of MBSC in terms of modifying the powerlifts, as well as thoughts 上 single-leg training.\u00a0 In my own circle, I\u2019ve felt like people tend to look at progressive training programs like Boyle\u2019s and say \u201cAll they do is 上 e leg work\u201d and \u201cThey never squat!\u201d, but this couldn\u2019t be further from the truth, and there is a critically important rationale behind their exercise selection. Although it might not be truly sexy to talk about exercise selection, not back squatting, etc. in terms of injury prevention, there are performance upsides to this mentality as well, especially in the long term.\u00a0 Kevin goes into breaking down the functional capacities of the human body, and how we can optimize our machinery for it\u2019s highest performance.\u00a0\u00a0 This was an enjoyable episode to put together, that coaches from all arenas can enjoy. 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Key Points: \tKevin\u2019s background in the field \tThe utilization of SMR tools 上 athletes, comparisons to hands-on work \tIdeals 上 single vs. double-leg training for athletes \tAdjusting the traditional powerlift mentality towards what an athlete needs with minimal risk \tUtilizing partial range movements with single leg work \tProportions of single to double leg movements for developmental athletes \tThe balance between multi-planar work and traditional sagittal plane work \tDevelopment and expression of lateral speed \tApproaching thoracic spine mobility and low trap strength development Quotes \u201cSome people put too much stock, or too little stock, in SMR tools\u201d \u201cWe live our life mostly 上 上 e leg, so we should spend a lot of time training 上 上 e leg\u201d \u201cIf we\u2019re always taking those tools (from powerlifting and bodybuilding), we kind of lose sight of what we need to train for, for sports performance and for fitness\u2026. Where a lot of coaches miss the mark is that they can\u2019t think out of the box of powerlifting for training general population or for sports performance\u201d \u201cIn single leg training, I\u2019m a big believer in lowest system load\u2026 if we can get more output with less load, then that\u2019s a low brainer\u201d \u201cIt\u2019s a bigger picture than just thinking, well lets put the most load 上 the bar that we can today.\u00a0 And when coaches start to think that way, you\u2019ll have athletes that are healthier, and performing longer, with longer careers\u201d \u201cWe pretty much always squat to a box\u2026. not to bounce off of, but for a depth marker and then come back up from there\u201d \u201cOur warmup days are organized into linear and lateral days\u201d \u201cI don\u2019t even consider single leg deadlifting or single leg squatting sagittal work in the sense that 上 ce you pick 上 e foot up off the ground, everything changes from a stability standpoint.\u00a0 You start to get these diagonal patterns and subsystems working\u201d \u201cOne the fundamental things (with agility) we start to see is a crossover, and then getting them to stop and understand shin angles\u2026 you\u2019re going to get beat 上 the field if you don\u2019t understand shin angles\u201d \u201c(With thoracic spine mobility) We spend time locking down every area they are going to cheat\u201d \u201cCrawling is a pretty big piece, we put for everyone in the warmup.\u00a0 If you crawl the right way\u2026 slow\u2026 you don\u2019t always see that 上 line, you get a lot of bang for your buck there\u201d About 凯文·卡尔 凯文·卡尔 is a strength coach at Mike Boyle\u2019s Strength and Conditioning and is the co-owner of \u201cMovement as Medicine\u201d, the official massage therapists of Mike Boyle\u2019s. Kevin has already amassed a wealth of experience in the field of sports performance and personal training at MBSC, working with everyone from US Olympians looking for a competitive edge to the Average Joe or looking to shed some pounds and get healthier he has helped countless clients move better and live healthier lives. In addition to receiving a Bachelor Degree in Kinesiology from The University of Massachusetts-Amherst and a License in Massage Therapy from Cortiva Institute- Watertown, he is also credited with the completion of numerous continuing education certifications including\u00a0FMS,\u00a0SFMA,\u00a0NKT Level 1 and 2, FRC, FAPP,\u00a0Pn1, and\u00a0PRI.