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Mistakes Coaches and Trainers Make 3-29

I’m definitely not perfect. As a trainer and coach, I can’t possibly tell you how many mistakes I’ve made over the years. But like most coaches out there, even though I’ve made a lot of mistakes, I continue to learn from them to become better. The following is going to be an ongoing blog series […]

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Training Lessons Learned

Last Thursday was NOT a good day. You all know I’m a pretty positive person, and I do my best to let things roll off my back.  So just suffice it to say when I don’t have a good day, it’s NOT a good day. Luckily, my good friend/online training client/soon-to-be-intern Eric Oetter was in […]

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Olympic Lifting for Average Bros, Part II

In the second part of our Olympic Lifting series, we’re going to focus on hip mobility.  If you missed Part I, you can find it HERE. As you can tell from the picture above, hip mobility is critical to perform the lifts effectively.  But even more importantly, you need the ability to go into deep […]

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March 10th, 2010

Robertson Training Systems Newsletter 6.08 Shoulder Solutions, Part III In our final installment of the Shoulder Solutions series, I want to discuss some of the typical coaching issues I see when dealing with clients. And just in case you missed them, you can review Part I and Part II by following their respective links. I’ve […]

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The Strength and Conditioning Conundrum

Last night, I was reminded of a sad-fact regarding high school sports, as well as strength and conditioning in general. We have a new kid that’s been coming into our facility, and his goals are simple:  Get bigger and stronger for football season.  Easy enough, right? Not so fast. He’s scheduled for an appointment at […]

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Thoughts for Young Coaches

This past weekend at the Cosgrove Businses Seminar, I got a chance to meet some great young coaches. Monday evening, I spent some time with a guy who has been around and has coached for years in Chip Morton. Between the two, it’s gotten me thinking about the progression that every coach must go through […]

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February 26th, 2010

Robertson Training Systems Newsletter 6.06 Shoulder Solutions, Part I In Part I of our Shoulder Solutions newsletter, we’re going to discuss some of my general thoughts on training clients with dodgy or beat-up shoulders. It may be helpful to re-visit my previous newsletter on Low Back Pain as well as many of the same principles […]

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It’s How You Do It!

Several weeks ago, I had a great group of girls come up to IFAST for assessments and programming.  The goal was simple:  To get them moving and feeling better, and eventually taking their athletic endeavors to the next level. Now let me begin by saying this wasn’t your average group of girls.  They were a […]

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The Blink Moment

Tuesday night at IFAST, one of our new interns (Ellen) and I were discussing how to start improving her coaching and assessing skills.  She’s relatively new to the field, but with her eagerness to learn, work ethic, and people skills, I have no doubt she’s going to be a fantastic coach someday. Many would say […]

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The Law of Repeated Exposures

This past week, I had a ton of workouts to write.  Not only were IFAST members ready for new programs, but I also got the first batch written for my Haiti online training clients. As I was writing them, I got to thinking about how my programming has changed over the years.  Coming from a […]

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Coaching Parallels

I witnessed an interesting phenomenon the other day. It was the day after the Colts game, and my wife and I were getting some things done around the house.  We left the TV on over the course of the day, and fortunately for me, it was on Sportscenter. Now unless you’ve been living under a […]

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Training Preparedness

In the past, when I’m really dialed in with my training, I often record two numbers every workout – my rating of perceived exertion (RPE) and my rating of technique (RT). RPE gives me a general idea of how hard I was training that day.  For instance, we all know we’ve had days in the […]

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March 30th, 2009

Robertson Training Systems Newsletter 5.06 In This Issue: – Robertson Training Systems Updates – Coaching 101 Robertson Training Systems Updates IFAST Physique Transformation Challenge! Bill and I have a very cool contest coming up here at IFAST, and I wanted everyone on the newsletter to know about it. IFAST Physique Transformation Challenge If you’re interested, […]

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A Tip for the Trainers

I’m always amused by people who tells others how to make more money. So by giving you money, you’re going to tell me how to make more money? It’s intriguing, at the very least. And that’s not to say there aren’t some great examples out there.  I think Pat Rigsby is one of the most […]

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Breaking Into The Industry

Originally Posted at www.figureathlete.com Hi, my name is Mike, and I’m an addict. I’m absolutely addicted to learning more about the human body and helping people achieve their goals. If I wasn’t, why would I spend 13 or 14 hours on any given day training people? So you think you want to get into the […]

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