Kevin Carr is the Head Strength Coach at Mike Boyle Strength and Conditioning in Woburn, Massachusetts, where he has coached since 2008. He is the Co-Founder of the Certified Functional Strength Coach certification and Movement as Medicine Massage and Movement Therapy Clinic. Kevin works with all levels of athletes, from Olympic competitors to the general population athlete. He is considered an expert in physical preparation and human function.
Coach Carr received a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology from The University of Massachusetts-Amherst and a license in massage therapy from Cortiva Institute-Watertown. He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the NSCA and has earned multiple other certifications, including FMS, SFMA 1+2, NKT Level 1 and 2, FRC, FRR, and PRI.
Kevin gives us an inside look at MBSC, detailing the principles they adhere to in terms of modifying traditional lifts, as well as his thoughts on single leg training. He explains the thinking behind the MBSC philosophy of using both single and double leg squat movements with their athletes.
In this podcast, Coach Kevin Carr and Joel discuss:
- The MBSC philosophy on adjusting the traditional powerlifting movements.
- Creating a balance between multi-planar work and traditional sagittal plane work.
- Training using big picture thinking for the programming of loads and intensity.
- Understanding shin angles in the crossover step.
- Using crawling and other primal movements in training.
- Developing low trap and thoracic strength.
Podcast total run time is 53:23.
Keywords: single leg, change of direction, movement