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Get Me To The Starting Line

Today, I want to share with you a testimonial from a guy who’s not only a great friend, but an amazing success story as well. Rather than butcher it myself, I’ll just let Brian tell his story. I think you’ll really enjoy it!

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Proper Clam Shell Performance

The clam shell is a fantastic exercise for those suffering from knee and/or lower back pain, as well as those who are trying to avoid it in the first place! In fact, there’s research that correlates hip weakness and/or dysfunction with low back pain, knee pain, lower extremity pain, and a host of other maladies! […]

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Q&A Front Squat Issues

Q: I’ve got most of your products and look forward to getting the newest one coming out soon.  I have one question and hope you can help me. Front squats cause my lower back to ache and tighten up when performing.  I do the squat to stand drill and have a tough time getting my […]

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Bulletproof Knees and Back Seminar Recap

I figured a write-up/summary of my Bulletproof Knees and Lower Back seminar in Vancouver this past weekend might interest some of you, so here goes.

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Spinal Stupidity?

Today, I’m taking the gloves off. I may lose a few followers in the process, but hopefully I’ll pick a few up as well. I’m frustrated with our industry.  Everyone wants to have an “angle,” or they want to get their 15 minutes of E-Fame. It’s annoying.

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Understanding Your Abs, Part II

Stay up late some evening, and I have no doubt you’ll be bombarded for core training products like the Bender Ball, Ab Dolly, or an assortment of other ridiculous contraptions promising to help sexify your abs. In Part 1 of Understanding Your Abs, I did my best to explain the true role of your core […]

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Understanding Your Abs

There’s been tons of talk lately about the abs, and even more specifically, the rectus abdominis (RA).  After all, everyone wants that lean, sexy six-pack before summer hits, right? Here’s the problem:  We’re still caught up in outdated training methods, and not focused on what science has brought to light over the past 5-10 years.  […]

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Re-Building the Reverse Hyper

As everyone knows, I’m a huge fan of powerlifting.  It has provided a great link between my athletic career and my love of strength training.  More importantly, I feel like the sport has molded me into the person I am today. One of the most influential people for me when I was starting out was […]

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November 5th, 2009

Robertson Training Systems Newsletter 5.20 My Thoughts on the Lumbar Spine and Low Back, Part III In case you missed the first two installments, you can find them linked below. In Part I, we covered my basic thoughts and ideals when it comes to the low back. In Part II, we covered my thoughts on […]

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October 21st, 2009

Robertson Training Systems Newsletter 5.19 My Thoughts on the Lumbar Spine and Low Back, Part II In Part I, we discussed my general philosphies on treating and preventing lower back pain.  In Part II, we’re going to discuss some specifics when it comes to training and coaching. Training Obviously, training is a very broad topic, […]

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October 14th, 2009

Robertson Training Systems Newsletter 5.18 My Thoughts on the Lumbar Spine and Low Back, Part I In this new series for my newsletter readers, I’m going to discuss my training thoughts and strategies when it comes to the various joints of the body. I can’t tell you how many times I get asked about how […]

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September 7th, 2009

Robertson Training Systems Newsletter 5.17 Re-Building the Reverse Hyper As everyone knows, I’m a huge fan of powerlifting.  It has provided a great link between athletic career and my love of strength training.  More importantly, I feel like the sport has molded me into the person I am today. One of the most influential people […]

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Q&A: More ab discussions

Mike, Love your products and newsletter. I just have a question on your recent ab newsletter. I know the industry is shifting away from crunches and flexion and incorporating more stability and anti-rotation. I’ve read Low Back Disorders and most of Ultimate Back and Fitness and Performance by Stuart McGill and it has definitely influenced […]

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May 20th, 2009

Robertson Training Systems Newsletter 5.11 Understanding Your Abs There’s been tons of talk lately about the abs, and even more specifically, the rectus abdominis (RA).  After all, everyone wants that lean, sexy six-pack before summer hits, right? Here’s the problem:  We’re still caught up in outdated training methods, and not focused on what science has […]

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Back Pain Knowledge BOMBS

Today’s compilation of quotes is brought to us courtesy of the amazing Shirley Sahrmann.  If you’re in the industry and haven’t picked up her book, Diagnosis and Treatment of Movement Impairment Syndromes, it should definitely be your next pick-up.  It’s a great resource. As well, I should reference the StrengthCoach.com website as well, as that’s […]

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