| | | | | PA Radio – Episode 147: Mike Boyle

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Mike Boyle is in everything.  From professional sports like hockey, football, baseball, track and field, and basketball, Coach Boyle has trained just about every kind of athlete imaginable.  Because of this, he is able to draw from his experience over the course of decades.  Not only has Mike’s body of work served as a nearly lifelong study of human performance, it has also proved to yield amazing athletic successes.

Listening to Coach Boyle discuss his coaching style and methodology will make you wish you trained under him.  He takes an unpretentious yet definitive approach to strength and conditioning.  An outspoken advocate for unilateral strength work, Mike humbly describes his findings as a “brief 16 year long experiment”.  What’s more is that his coaching presence and conviction seems to be that of a young S&C go-hard, despite his having three decades of blood, sweat, and tears invested into the field.

Stay tuned for some of the funniest and best coaching anecdotes from someone who never stops seeking perfection.

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I highly recommend you check out Coach Mike Boyle’s blog and podcast.  There are links on this show’s blog post but most of what you need can be found on StrengthCoach.com.

Mike Boyle Strength and Conditioning
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John Welbourn is CEO of Power Athlete and Fuse Move. He is also creator of the online training phenomena, Johnnie WOD. He is a 9 year veteran of the NFL. John was drafted with the 97th pick in 1999 NFL Draft and went on to be a starter for the Philadelphia Eagles from 1999-2003, appearing in 3 NFC Championship games, and for starter for the Kansas City Chiefs from 2004-2007. In 2008, he played with the New England Patriots until an injury ended his season early with him retiring in 2009. Over the course of his career, John has started over 100 games and has 10 play-off appearances. He was a four year lettermen while playing football at the University of California at Berkeley. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in Rhetoric in 1998. John has worked with the MLB, NFL, NHL, Olympic athletes and Military. He travels the world lecturing on performance and nutrition for Power Athlete. You can catch up with John as his personal blog on training, food and life, Talk To Me Johnnie and at Power Athlete.


  1. James on April 22, 2016 at 9:47 am

    This was an awesome episode.

    I saw Mike at a hockey rink recently where he was watching his daughter. I was afraid to say hi.

  2. Eric Kenyon on June 24, 2019 at 9:03 am

    “Stop doing ugly deadlifts.” Love it.

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