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Diet and Nutrition

The Truth about Eating Right

Here’s the honest-to-goodness truth about eating right: It SHOULDN’T be that hard. I get IFAST and online clients alike who ask me, “What should I be eating?”  “What shouldn’t I be eating?” “Is there a basic diet that you follow?” And to some extent, I can see where they’re coming from.  With so many fad […]

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Mmm Ice Cream – Nom Nom Nom

We’re going to mix it up a bit today, as I’ve got a guest video blog from DC personal trainer Josef Brandenburg.  Josef always has a knack for tweaking foods to make them healthier, so I thought some of you might enjoy his home-made ice cream recipe. Commercially available “carb controlled” ice cream has 4 […]

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Foundational Fat Loss

Originally published at FigureAthlete.com Foundational Fat Loss by Mike Robertson Let me tell you a nasty little secret: People want to make fat loss a controversial topic. In fact, the more secretive and confusing people make it, the more likely they are to get you to pay exorbitant amounts of money on the latest diet, […]

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The Three Pillars

(Originally posted at www.IFASTOnline.com) So I’ve got an admission to make – I watch the Biggest Loser. It’s not so much for the heartwarming stories and pop psychology, though.  I watch it because I know my clients watch it.  And I want to know what’s going in to their minds regarding strength training, fat loss, […]

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Guide to Metabolic Training

It’s that time of year again — the time when people get back in the gym with that New Year’s Resolution of getting back into shape, getting lean, or just flat out getting thei sexy back. The bad news? Most people have no clue what they’re doing when it comes to their program design! I […]

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My Favorite Products of 2008 – Fat Loss Edition

In lieu of my new article going up at FigureAthlete.com (which you can find HERE), I thought I’d keep rolling with the fat loss discussion. Let me begin by saying I don’t consider myself a fat loss “expert.”  If you need to go from 6% to 4% body fat,  there are better coaches out there. […]

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December 26th, 2008

Robertson Training Systems Newsletter 4.41 In This Issue – Robertson Training Systems Updates – Nutrition Tip – Exclusive Interview with Leigh Peele – Latest Articles and Blog Posts Robertson Training Systems Updates I-FAST KB Seminar Registration We’ve already had a great response, but there are still openings for the I-FAST kettebell seminar in January!  Master […]

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On The Go Nutrition

Originally Posted at www.t-nation.com Remember when Chris Farley used to talk about living in that van? You know, the one down by the river? That’s me, except it’s not a van and it’s not down by the river. But yeah, I basically live in my car. You see, I’m a trainer who goes to people’s […]

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Iron Evolution #1: Diet and Nutrition

Think back since you’ve started training: How many sets and reps articles have you read? And going beyond that, how many have you actually tried? The truth is that everyone is looking for the bullet-proof training regimen, guaranteed to put X amount of pounds on your frame or your lifts. What if I told you […]

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Five Reasons You’re Still Skinny

Let’s clear this up right away: you are not a “hardgainer.” Please stop using the term; it’s so self-defeating. And let’s face it, if you call yourself a hardgainer it’s pretty fair to say you’ve given up on yourself. At the very least you’ve already assumed that’s it going to be ridiculously hard for you […]

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