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Reverse Hypers versus Glute Hams

Hi Mike, Certainly enjoy your article content and very much the Podcasts. I am a new gym owner and have considered purchasing either (but not both) a GHR or a Reverse Hyper from Elite FTS.  I am convinced that the posterior chain must be developed in all athletes for many reasons of injury prevention and […]

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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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The Corrective Strawman

It’s easy for someone with little to no experience working with real people to say that “corrective” exercise doesn’t work. It’s also easy to do this if you’ve never seen it in action, or if you’ve seen it executed by the wrong practitioner. Naysayers will tell you that corrective exercise is nothing more than some […]

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Q&A: Glute Hams vs. Leg Curls

Mike, Thanks for sharing this story – very insightful. \”You know the feeling – the first time you do a glute-ham is like none-other, and you quickly realize that the leg curl machine is pretty much useless.\” But at risk of incurring your wrath (since you’ve likely been asked this a thousand times before), do […]

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Do Not Miss the Message

I was doing my Podcast interview with Dan John yesterday, and we talked about one of his famous lines: “If it’s important, do it everyday.” While I’ve heard him say it (or write it) numerous times before, this was one of those light-bulb moments. Ponder this…. Dan is a firm believer that you should be […]

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Weak Torso Society

One of the consistent themes I see at IFAST when working with new clients is torso/core weakness. (Really from this point forward, I’m going to use the term “trunk” versus “core.”  It’s much more all-encompassing, and doesn’t have the negative connotations associated with the words “core training.”) It’s pretty sad when you’re getting young, healthy […]

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Q&A: Stretching Modalities

Do you still feel static stretching is the best type of stretching over passive, dynamic, AIS, etc? The question of stretching methods comes up often; so I figured this was something that would be well received within a blog post. I think one of the issues that we see is that people get too focused […]

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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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January 1st, 2010

Robertson Training Systems Newsletter 6.01 The Most Important Newsletter You’ll Get All Year? “The goal is to keep the goal, the goal.” Dan John, A Philospohy of Strength Training DVD Prophetic words from Dan John, but then again, would you expect anything less? I’m not kidding around when I say this could be the most […]

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Another RTS Success Story

In lieu of the New Year coming up, I thought I’d share a success story from one of my online training clients. I met Ben at my Australian Seminar in Melbourne back in 2008, and I was impressed with his knowledge and insightful questions.  He seemed like a very sharp guy who was interested in […]

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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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What are YOU training for

With the New Year right around the corner, the question begs to be asked: What are YOU training for? Are you in a fat loss mode? Do you need some corrective exercise to help clean up your posture and movement? Are you trying to get bigger or stronger? Do you even know what you’re currently […]

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Old-School Article of the Week 3

In this edition of “Old-School Article of the Week”, we have what I feel is one of my better articles. 5 Guaranteed Ways to Break Through Plateaus originally ran at T-Nation several years ago.� If I wrote it again I might cover the two-factor model of fitness and fatigue versus solely supercompensation, but the majority […]

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Practical flexibility applications

I’ve received a lot of questions regarding my stretching lately, especially after my 531 post, so I figured this would be a good opportunity to describe what I have going on and how I’m addressing it. In the Indy Seminar Series DVD’s, Bill outlines how to determine if a muscle is stiff or short.  In […]

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531 – Two Months Down

So I’m two months into the program, and things are continuing to go pretty well. Mentally, I’m a little bit more beat up.  Stress is definitely higher right now – with trying to get A&C completed, the gym continuing to grow, pushing the training and keeping the home life in check, recovery doesn’t feel as […]

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