Michelle Boland is widely considered one of the top sports performance and fitness experts in the industry. She is recognized as one of the most intelligent and forward-thinking coaches in the field and is in high demand as a writer and speaker in the world of sports performance. Michelle is the owner of Michelle Boland Training (MBT), a company that helps sports performance and fitness professionals develop professionally. Prior to opening MBT, she coached at Northeastern University in Boston, where she worked with women’s ice hockey, field hockey, and rowing, and assisted with men’s basketball.
Dr. Boland is a Keene, New Hampshire, native. She earned her Ph.D. in Exercise Physiology and M.S. in Strength and Conditioning from Springfield College. She played soccer and basketball and ran track at the collegiate level while studying nutrition.
Michelle is a leader in the integration of Postural Restoration Institute® (PRI) based concepts into practical sports performance application and discusses these concepts at length. She goes into the use of this method to improve bilateral sagittal plane lifts such as the squat and bench press, single leg training, trunk training, and frontal plane training. Michelle’s work represents a highly evidence-based but practical application to getting athletes functional and strong for their sport.
In this podcast, Dr. Michelle Boland and Joel discuss:
- Pat Davidson’s influence on her career.
- Impingement versus muscle-oriented lifting strategies.
- Understanding proximal position, and how it prevents or promotes movement.
- Using “feel” as a performance strategy.
- Her weekly programming split.
- Staggered and lateral stance exercises.
Podcast total run time is 1:03:50
Dr. Boland can also be found at SimpliFaster.
Keywords: PRI, core, proximal positions, hockey