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2018: Your WHAT and Your WHY

With the new year upon us, it’s time to not only reflect on the year past, but to game plan, strategize, and dream for the year to come. Personally, I love this time of year. I’m not necessarily the “New Years Resolution” kind of guy, but I do love the look and feel that a […]

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5 Keys to Training Success

(Lead photo courtesy of Lance Goyke) In April of 2005, I was the strongest I’d ever been in my entire life. I’d been competing in the sport of powerlifting for five years, and had just squatted 530 pounds, bench pressed 335, and deadlifted 535. But as the saying goes, life was a lot simpler then! […]

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4 Steps to Deeper Learning

A while back, I was really frustrated with my retention when learning new materials. It wasn’t like I was totally failing to retain information, it was more that I wasn’t retaining at the level I’d like. The obvious example was speed and agility work, something that I’ve been working diligently on for the past couple […]

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3 Things I Expect from Every Athlete

A few weeks back, I posted the following graphic on Instagram: What would you add? #fitness #coaching #fitfam #soccer #basketball #football #baseball A post shared by Mike Robertson (@robtrainsystems) on Mar 25, 2017 at 6:46am PDT And needless to say, it got A LOT of attention. So I figured now would be a good time […]

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Random Thoughts – February 2017

It’s been a busy couple of weeks here. I’ve had a few guys in for their NFL/CFL pro-day training, and needless to say, 9-10 sessions per week takes up a fair amount of your week! Beyond that, I’ve been working on a handful of fairly major projects that have taken up the rest of my […]

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Serum Testosterone: The New “How Much Do You Bench?”

Note from MR: After running my recent podcast with Dr. Ben House, it seems as though a ton of you are interested in what he has to say. And why not? I think there’s a ton of merit in being proactive about your health and well-being, versus the typical model where we only react once […]

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3 Reasons Athletes Get Injured

It feels like athletes today are getting injured at a higher rate than ever before. But what’s even more saddening is these injuries aren’t just coming at a faster clip, but they appear to be more serious as well. Want some cold, hard data? Through Week 7 in the NFL there have been 40 torn […]

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5 Takeaways from the Physical Prep Summit

This year’s Physical Prep Summit is in the books, and if the early feedback is any indicator, it was hands-down our best year yet. One thing that really stood out about this year’s event was the level of the attendees. I easily could have picked out 10-15 members of the audience and had them speak […]

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The Great Slovenia Trip of 2016

I’m going to stray from my usual educational content for a week to give you a not-so-brief recap of my recent trip to Ljubljana, Slovenia for a seminar at the Vigor Move and Live training facility. I’ve known Matej and Luka Hocevar for years now, and they are two guys I’ve really come to respect […]

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31 Random Training Thoughts

  Whenever I start prepping for seminars, I feel like my brain is one big, jumbled mess. (Yes – even more jumbled than usual!) I have my current thoughts/ideas/philosophies about training, but then I’m also “uptaking” a bunch of new material as well. It’s like taking a neat and tidy room, and then throwing a […]

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Robertson Training Systems 3.0

It’s been several months in the making, but Robertson Training Systems 3.0 is here! Now I’m sure you’re probably wondering, “Mike – why on Earth would you change what was already a solid site?” The answer isn’t necessarily simple. Yes, the old site and design were great. But I also needed something fresh – and […]

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Miscellaneous Writing – June 2015

Just in case you feel like I haven’t written enough lately, I wanted to let you know: I have, in fact, been writing. Plenty. It’s just been for other people, versus here at RTS! There’s two reasons for this: #1 – In case you missed my internal launch, you can get my Physical Preparation 101 […]

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The Random Post – Goals and Updates

Hidy ho there neighbor! On my monster list of to-do’s, projects and other miscellaneous items, one piece of writing that has slipped through the cracks for weeks now is an update of my Mike’s 2015 Goals post. I think one of the biggest issues with goals is that people set them at some point during […]

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Why Failure is our Friend

Failure is our friend. I know this is may sound like an oxymoron, but I can guarantee you it’s important – especially for me. You see, by all outward means I’m very successful. I’ve got an amazing family, with the most awesome wife imaginable and two beautiful kiddos. I’m running two successful fitness businesses – […]

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Mike’s 2015 Goals

First and foremost, Happy New Year! I hope you’re ready to make 2015 your best year ever, because I know I am. You should know right off the bat I’m not a big New Year’s Resolution (NYR) guy. I think, by and large, they’re pretty much worthless and rarely supported by actionable items. But in […]

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