AC Ok youve got 8 weeks to get Mr Smith ready to be a Hollywood action hero Hes about 30lbs overfat What do you do

LM Well, I'm going to assume that he hasn't been involved in regular training, which is probably why he's carrying so much extra fat. A nice thing about folks in this situation is that they can often gain some muscle while losing fat at the same time. Of course, 30 lbs in 8 weeks works out to just under 4 lbs week. Short of some serious drugs, that's going to take some seriously intense training. The nice thing is that making him super lean will make him look bigger on screen (moreso than...

AC Who else in the field has influenced or helped you What are the best tips you learned from them and can pass on to

NG The late Mel Siff - I'm still reading Supertraining and it still makes my head hurt, seriously this guy was way ahead of his time and his book should be in every S& C coaches library. Ian King - I've studied a lot of Ians material and it shaped my early years as an S& C coach and even now I refer back to his work (reverse periodisation, prioritization of training, importance of needs analysis) Mike Boyle - I've started looking at his work during the past six months -he has a great...

Tony Reynolds Ms Cscs Iyca Level II

Tony Reynolds is founder and Director of Performance for Progressive Sporting Systems in Terre Haute, IN. Currently, Tony is serving on the Executive counsel and board of directors for the International Youth Conditioning Association. Tony is a chapter author for the IYCA's level one certification textbook Developmental Essentials, and is one of three elite lecturers that present and certify the IYCA's very prestigious Level II certification. Tony has helped or is helping to design all three...

AC Thank you for the interview Why dont you start by telling us about your educational or previous career background

My educational background started with an undergrad degree in exercise science in 1990. The year I graduated, I received my first certification from the American College of Sports Medicine as a Health Fitness Instructor and I started working in health clubs as a personal trainer. I later became a certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS) and certified personal trainer (CPT) through the National Strength And Conditioning Association. I also became heavily involved in health club...

AC What are about nutrition What would you recommend for lean muscle gain For fat loss

CS For muscle gain, I'm a fan of lots of healthy foods. I don't go for the eat a bunch of crap foods just to pack the calories in approach. It's possible to eat healthfully and consume a lot of useful calories. It may require more work and preparation, but the gains are quality and they last longer. In a nutshell, I'm not wild about mega-calories with rapid fat gain to go along with the muscle. Some naturally skinny young guys and heavy steroid users can get away with it. Most of us can't. For...

Above squatting with two different sized kettlebells

Strong man training loads the body in so many different ways it all depends on what movement you are doing. But, take an athlete and incorporate truck pushing, sand bag work, sled work and some more and you will see a strong and highly conditioned athlete. With kettlebells and strong man training I do a lot of combo hybrid work, many ideas of which hit me when watching your combo DVD Try doing a clean and press, then a front squat with the sand bag for 2 minutes non stop Or try doing 5 reps of...

AC Where can people read more about your theories and programs

MB To read more go to http www.michaelboyle.biz or check out the functional strength coach series HERE AC Mike, Thank you for the interview. Why don't you start by telling us a little bit about your current coaching commitments MM Thanks for doing the interview. Right now I spend a great deal of time doing kettlebell seminars around the country and overseas. In the last 2 1 2 years I have done 43 seminars. These workshops are open to the public and I offer two levels. Level 1 for beginners and...