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Physical Preparation with Sean Griffin

Sean Griffin started Chicago Primal gym in 2013. Prior to that, he’d worked in both semi-private and large group settings. Sean was an intern at IFAST in 2012, and while all interns are like your child – you love all of them – Sean and I really got along great. He was always a curious […]

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From Books To Barbells: Another Intern Aspiring to Survive in the World of Fitness

Books to Barbells

By Mike Reinhardt, IFAST Intern There are a few simple reasons that Indianapolis Fitness and Sports Performance (IFAST) has been named one of the top ten gyms in the nation. Over the years, they have created a welcoming, challenging, and accountable community for their members while simultaneously using their vast expertise to provide their clients […]

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How Long Should You Stay on a Program?

It may sound incredibly basic, but I get this question all the time from young and old trainees alike: How long should I stay on my program? It’s such a simple question – but like most things, the answer isn’t quite that simple! Let’s dig a bit deeper, and see how your goals directly affects […]

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Random Friday 7-25-14

When I first started blogging, it was so much fun. Instead of writing a 1,500 or 2,000 word article, I could just crank out 400 or 500 words whenever my little heart desired. It was easy, effortless and care free. But over the years, I’ve made it a goal to post higher-quality materials. With everyone […]

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How to Find a Quality Coach

Hiring a coach isn’t an easy process. It’s not as easy as poking around on the Internet for 20-30 minutes, looking up a few websites, and plopping down some cash for training. Instead, finding a coach should be a (somewhat) slow and painstaking process. You are, after all, trusting this person with your single-most valuable […]

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Random Q&A

“You can’t be afraid to answer the tough questions.” – Jim Rohn This past week I’ve done a bunch of traveling, and as such have had a bunch of time for reflection and thinking. It’s no coincidence, I’ve been asked some incredibly tough questions as well. While this post probably isn’t going to take your […]

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5 Reasons You Should Take Interns

It was really weird walking into IFAST yesterday. I came in a bit earlier than usual to get my training session in, but around 9 am, it was more quiet than usual. The reason, you ask? Our awesome spring interns (Pat, Conor and Kyle) were no longer with us. Now my little girl is only […]

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What Are YOUR 5 Things?

I learn from everyone. In any given week I’m doing continuing education in the fields of training, business, marketing, personal development, and leadership. And as you may (or may not) know, tomorrow is my beautiful daughter’s second birthday. Look – I know you come to RTS so I can tell you how to get more […]

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IFAST Internship Recap

Today’s guest blog comes to us from former IFAST intern Sean Griffin. Sean was an awesome guy to have around, and I think you’ll really enjoy his insights regarding our internship. And before you ask, if you’d like to intern at IFAST in the future, please read this first. Thanks! And without any further ado, […]

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What is Diagnosis Fitness?

Lots of questions regarding the upcoming Diagnosis Fitness seminar lately, so Bill created this short video to answer those. Enjoy! Register Now for Diagnosis Fitness Hope to see you there! Best MR

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You Don’t Coach Exercises

A few months ago, I was bored with coaching. I know, I know – exercise coaching and technique is one of the things I’m well-known for in our industry, but it’s true. I was bored and I wasn’t quite sure what to do about it.

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Random Friday 1-20-12

Welcome to my first RANDOM post in quite some time! I honestly can’t remember the last time I ran one of these, so this should be fun. Let’s jump right into it! 1 – Upcoming Knee Pain Blog Post Next week, I’m writing up a post focused on two things that I virtually guarantee can […]

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My 2012 To-Do List

Those of you that know me know I’m incredibly goal-oriented. Quite simply, if I don’t have a goal, or if I’m not working on achieving that goal, I’m not a fun person to be around. Seriously, if I go more than a day or two without doing something productive for myself, I’m cranky, irritable, and […]

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Speed Work? Or Technique Work?

The other day I was having a discussion with IFAST Olympic-lifter Adam Coons, and we got started on the topic of speed work. Adam is a guy that’s been putting in a lot of hard work under the bar, and he has recently started using some dynamic effort training in his programming. Speed work has […]

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Counting Reps to Counting Revenue

Let me tell you a little story from 2007…. In 2007, Robertson Training Systems was booming. It seemed as though Eric, Bill and myself could do no wrong with the information-products we released, and we were definitely riding the wave. I was doing 1-on-1, in-home personal training, and while I had awesome clients, the hours […]

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