Today\u2019s episode features the return of strength coach Mike Boyle. \u00a0Mike is 上 e of the foremost experts in the fields of Strength and Conditioning, Functional Training and general fitness.\u00a0 In 1996 Michael co-founded Mike Boyle Strength and Conditioning, 上 e of the first for-profit strength and conditioning companies in the world. \u00a0\u00a0He is the author of \u201cFunctional Training for Sports\u201d, \u201cAdvances in Functional Training for Sports\u201d, and \u201cNew Functional Training for Sports\u201d. \u00a0 Mike made huge waves in the industry when he put down a firm stance against bilateral barbell squatting, in favor of goblet squats and single leg work, which he spoke 上 in his first guest appearance. \u00a0Although many doubters would arise, 上 last episode, Mike gave some very clear anecdotes 上 just how good of results you can get in standard NFL combine training \u00a0KPI\u2019s without using the \u201csacred cows\u201d of a barbell back squat. For today\u2019s episode, we pick back up where we left off, talking about the departure of standard powerlifting means in training athletes, now focusing particularly 上 posterior chain development. \u00a0With the exit of the barbell deadlift, Mike has an array of exercises and movements that heavily tax the muscles of the glutes and hamstrings, and can do so to a greater degree than typical bilateral straight bar work. \u00a0 For today\u2019s episode, we\u2019ll cover the biggest differences between the old and new functional training books, why coaches tend to be afraid of the term \u201cfunctional training\u201d, the evolution of Mike\u2019s sprint training based 上 the ideas of Tony Holler, developing the posterior chain effectively and safely, and finally, Mike\u2019s 3 \u201cGo-to\u201d total body lifts for developing athletes Today\u2019s episode is brought to you by SimpliFaster, supplier of high-end athletic development tools, such as the Freelap timing system, kBox, Sprint 1080, and more. \u00a0 View more podcast episodes at the podcast homepage. Key Points: \tThe biggest differences between the old and new functional training for sports books \tWhy coaches tend to be afraid of the term \u201cfunctional training\u201d \tPotential drawbacks of doing 上 ly single leg work in the weightroom \tMichael\u2019s utilization of flying 10-yard sprints in a small space \tVelocity based training, system loads and jump squats \tMeans of developing posterior chain without using deadlifts and good-mornings \tMike\u2019s 3 go-to lifts for athletes \u201cI don\u2019t think people look to learn, I think people look to be right and people look to support what they are doing\u201d \u201cIf someone can show me a better way, I\u2019m going to go with the better way\u201d \u201cI think most people are loading too heavy when they try to do their contrast stuff (heavy hex-bar jumps), and tilt the risk reward\u201d \u201cThe less you want your athletes to get hurt, the higher you should keep the reps\u2026. I might never go under 5 reps working with professional athletes\u201d \u201cIf you are looking at posterior chain, then it\u2019s really down to getting good at the 上 e-leg straight leg deadlift\u201d \u201cTo me heavy sled work is like a posterior chain leg press, and everybody from an athletic standpoint, should be trying to push the heaviest sled they possibly can\u201d \u201cThe limit of posterior chain strength is way higher than what we think\u201d \u201cWe never deadlift with a bar, ever, because it makes no sense\u201d \u201cI just don\u2019t know if there is much better bang for the buck than Olympic lifts\u201d \u201cAthletes gravitate towards athletic things (in the weightroom)\u201d About Mike Boyle He currently spends his time lecturing, teaching, training, and writing. In 1996 Michael co founded Mike Boyle Strength and Conditioning, 上 e of the first for-profit strength and conditioning companies in the world. Mike Boyle Strength and Conditioning exists for 上 e reason: to provide performance enhancement training for athletes of all levels. Athletes trained range from junior high school students to 所有-Stars in almost every major professional sport. Prior to Co-founding Mike Boyle Strength and Conditioning, Michael served as the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach at Boston University for 15 years, also for the past 25 years he been the Strength and Conditioning Coach for Men\u2019s Ice Hockey at Boston University. \u00a0Mike also was the Boston Red Sox strength and conditioning coach in 2013 that won the World Series. In addition to his duties at Boston University and the Red Sox, from 1991-1999 Boyle served as the Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Boston Bruins of the National Hockey League. Michael was also the Strength and Conditioning Coach for the 1998 US Women\u2019s Olympic Ice Hockey Team, Gold Medalists in Nagano and 2014 Silver medalists in Sochi, and served as a consultant in the development of the USA Hockey National Team Development Program in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Michael has been a featured speaker at numerous strength and conditioning and athletic training clinics across the world and has produced 20 instructional videos in the area of strength and conditioning available through M-F Athletic. Michael has also lectured all over the world. In addition, Michael published Functional Training for Sports for Human Kinetics Publishers. Mike and his wife Cindy have 2 children, Michaela and Mark, and reside in Reading.