The Joint-By-Joint Approach with Elite Coach Mike Boyle

Episode 149Brute Strength


This week on the Brute Strength Podcast, I’m interviewing one of the all-time greats in strength and conditioning, Mike Boyle. Mike is regarded as one of the top experts in the area for sports performance training. He has made his mark in the industry over the past 30 years with an impressive following of professional athletes from the U.S. Women’s Olympic teams in soccer and ice hockey, the Boston Bruins and the Boston Red Sox. Mike has an incredible depth of knowledge and experience when it comes to improving athletic performance. In this episode we get into a lot of his training philosophies for athletes, chasing mastery and the importance of keeping it simple. There’s so much to take away from this episode, so be sure to follow the links below for more info. Enjoy the show!


04:30 – Keeping an open mind as a strength coach

15:50 – Chasing mastery

20:50 – 25 years & 25 mistakes

25:33 – Keeping it simple (minimum effective dose)

34:05 – The joint-by-joint approach

43:55 – “If it’s important, do it everyday”



Joint by Joint Approach – Boyle (article)

Record, Rank & Publish – Holler (article)


Outliers – Gladwell

Recognizing and Treating Breathing Disorders – Chaitow

How to Win Friends & Influence People – Carnegie


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