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New Podcast with Eric Cressey and Mike Reinold

As you’re about to see, this week is going to be a bit different than most. To start with, I’m putting a podcast on the main page – which I rarely if (ever do).  It’s with two of the smartest guys I know – Eric Cressey and Mike Reinold.  In this podcast, they discuss shoulder […]

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Got Shoulder Problems?

Eric Cressey and Mike Reinold have managed $1 billion in shoulders. Read that again: ONE BILLION dollars! But that’s not even what this post is about. Lately it seems as though people want black and white, a line in the sand that says “rehab starts here,” or “the personal trainer/strenth coach can work with someone […]

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Examining the Turkish Get Up

As I alluded to in my Dan John podcast from a few weeks ago, we’re using more and more Turkish get-ups (TGU) in our programming.  Obviously, it’s a fantastic exercise, but it’s got me thinking more and more about why it’s so great. When you break down a get-up, here’s a short list of benefits […]

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Bootylicious

I got an e-mail the other day that started like this… “I have a big butt, so I know I don’t have any glute issues…” WRONG. How do you know? Have you been tested by a knowledable trainer, PT, ortho, chiro, etc.? Just because you have “big” glutes DOES NOT mean that they are working […]

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January 7th, 2010

Robertson Training Systems Newsletter 6.02 The Development of a Philosophy, Part III – Integration In part three of our newsletter series, we’re going to discuss why it’s imperative to integrate movement patterns. In case you missed part one or part two, please follow the hyperlinks below: Newsletter One: The Assessment Newsletter Two: The role of […]

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December 23rd, 2009

Robertson Training Systems Newsletter 5.23 The Development of a Philosophy, Part II – Isolation Movements This is Part II of a three-part series.  If you missed Part I, please check it out first. Isolation exercises are not only at the forefront of the entire “corrective” exercise argument, but I think they’re grossly misunderstood as well.  […]

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December 17th, 2009

Robertson Training Systems Newsletter 5.22 The Development of a Philosophy, Part I – The Assessment In this three part series, I’m going to outline my basic thoughts on improving human movement and function. It seems that nowadays the term “corrective exercise” isn’t just a buzzword used by numerous coaches and trainers, but it’s also a […]

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Great Feedback for Assess and Correct

It’s been almost 6 weeks since we released Assess and Correct, and the feedback up to this point has been fantastic! Rather than sit here and too my own horn, here are blogs from several fitness experts who have reviewed the DVD’s and manuals: Jeff Cubos’ Blog Kevin Neeld’s Blog Leigh Peele’s Blog I’m constantly […]

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My shoulders hurt!

Last week, I evaluated a potential new client at IFAST.  She was in fantastic shape overall, as she’d already been exercising for over 5 years straight. The problem, however, was her shoulders – she was complaining of poor mobility, and some general pain and discomfort when exercising. As I was going through her assessment, it […]

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Two great tests you should be using…

In a recent interview with Leigh Peele, she asked me what tests we use in our assessments at I-FAST.  Obviously, we use quite a few – but if you only had two tests, what would they be? That’s a tough question to answer, but the two tests I came up with are the overhead squat […]

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Top 10 Tips for Becoming a Fitness Phenom

Let’s face it ladies — very few of us are programmed to hit the gym every day like clockwork. In fact, sometimes getting started is the hardest part! Hell, I work (and basically live) in a gym, yet it’s not always easy to get my training in and stay in the kind of shape I’d […]

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Neanderthal No More, Part I: With Eric Cressey

Originally Posted at www.t-nation.com Disclaimer: What you’re about to read is some very technical, very geeky stuff, but don’t panic if you don’t have your kinesiology degree just yet. In the future articles in this series, Eric and Mike will break it all down for you and show you how to fix your posture and […]

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Neanderthal No More, Part II: With Eric Cressey

Originally Posted at www.t-nation.com The Postural Analysis: Side Posture After reading Part I you’re probably thinking to yourself, “Maybe my posture isn’t so great after all, but how do I know?” Well, if you completed your homework assignment from last week, you should have been waiting for this week’s update with a bunch of photos […]

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Neanderthal No More, Part III: With Eric Cressey

Originally posted at www.t-nation.com After covering all the “what’s” and “how’s” of the most common postural problems in Part I, we focused on some self-assessment tools in Part II. Those self-assessments are certainly valuable tools, but they can sometimes be too subjective if you aren’t accustomed to assessing these problems. With that in mind, use […]

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