Youth Sports: The Sampling Period

Note: Originally published in Los Angeles Sports & Fitness in May 2010. Childhood has moved from a time of exploration to a time of preparation, and youth sports epitomize that transition. Playing sports has changed to training for a sport for even young children. Mike Boyle, a well-known strength & conditioning coach in Massachusetts, recently Read more about Youth Sports: The Sampling Period[…]

Rear-Foot Elevated Split Squat Progression for Strength Development

The Rear-Foot Elevated Split Squat is an alternative (replacement) for the back squat in strength programs for basketball players.┬áHere is Mike Boyle illustrating a teaching progression for the RFESS: Spilt Squat RFESS starting at the bottom and pushing up. RFESS loaded with dumbbells and starting at the bottom. RFESS loaded like a back squat. Here Read more about Rear-Foot Elevated Split Squat Progression for Strength Development[…]