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Workout From Physical Trainer Mike Boyle

Coach Lark Shares Mike Boyle's Strength and Conditioning System


Check out the fitness lesson that Coach Lark Says learned from his mentor, longtime personal trainer Mike Boyle.

A few weeks ago, I went back East to spend some time learning from my personal training mentor, Mike Boyle. He's hands-down the most influential personal trainer on the scene. He knows how to take the precise science of personal training and bring it to a conversational level that is accessible for anyone. And then he translates that into a proven exercise system that works.

I've been competitive and athletic my whole life, but I've only been training others professionally for a few years now. Mike Boyle has been at it for 25 years longer than I have. He knows what he's talking about. He's smart; he gets it; and I can't say enough good things about this guy.

So, I went back and spent a week interning with Mike at his strength and conditioning center in the Boston area. He taught me a lot of valuable information that I brought back with me and have been integrating into my personal training sessions and my bootcamps. Probably the most important thing I brought back with me is a deeper understanding of the sequence that Mike uses in all his sessions.

Here it is, in a nutshell:

  • Foam rolling (addresses tissue density)
  • Stretching (addresses tissue length)
  • Mobilization (We concentrate on mobilizing the ankles, hips, shoulders, and thoracic spine, but we purposely work on stabilizing the knees and low back.)
  • Agility (basic athletic movement, footwork and coordination)
  • Explosive lifts (Olympic lifts)
  • Major lifts (to develop strength and hypertrophy)
  • Conditioning (known as "intervals")

So that's basically it. Over the next couple of weeks I will be breaking down each component with a short video demonstration and explanation. Stay tuned . . .

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