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What’s THE Goal?

A wise man once said: The goal is to keep the goal, the goal. – Dan John Now when it comes to this time of year, it’s easy to get excited about New Year’s Resolutions and goal-setting. And for good reason! Who doesn’t want to come in and crush the New Year? But when you […]

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5 Tips to Help Set Goals, Acquire Accountability, and Get the Most Out of 2021

Believe it or not, 2020 is almost behind us. And regardless of whether you’re a “glass is half-empty” or a “glass is half-full” kind of person, I think we can all say we expect a little bit more out of 2021! So I’m here today to walk you through 5 tips I think can make […]

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Stop Arguing About Training on the Internet

One of the most comical things I see both on social media – and on the Internet as a whole – are people trying to one-up each other about training. Don’t believe me? Here’s a perfect example: I mean, what could Eric possibly know? He’s only a 600+ pound deadlifter AND the Director of Player […]

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3 Ways the Internet is Making You a WORSE Coach (And How to Fix it!)

I’m just going to throw this out there, but I think the Internet is making you a worse coach. Don’t believe me? Consider this… How many times have you seen a coaching video and thought, “Why am I not using that exercise?” Or seen someone else’s program and thought, “I should’ve written my program that […]

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3 Things You Can Do TODAY to Be a Better Trainer or Coach

So the other day I got a blistering email response to an email I sent out titled “Should You Sit Back and Arch Hard?” Needless to say, this guy put me through the ringer. He told me about all the movement issues I suffered from… …he told me about all of the potential injuries I […]

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Videos to Watch – Week of 12.8.19

Well it’s another week, and we’ve got more videos for you to check out. Let’s do this! 30- vs. 60-Minute Workouts What changes when you only have 30-minute to get a workout in, versus a standard 60-minute training session? And what do you have to think about or consider to ensure you’re still delivering a […]

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Videos to Watch – Week of 12.1.19

Hey friend! First and foremost, I hope you had an awesome Thanksgiving holiday. And while the extended break did slow my roll a little bit on video production, Bill and I still have three awesome new videos for you this week!   How Much In-Season Vertical Jump Training? I’m sure the liquor glasses are piquing […]

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Why I Hate the Term “Movement Quality”

In the fitness industry, it’s funny to hear the phrases that flow in and out of our vocabulary over the years. And one phrase that’s been around far too long is “movement quality.” I’ll get to that in a minute, but for now, let me tell you a quick story… A few weeks back young […]

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5 Reasons Your Workouts Aren’t Working

If you train long enough, chances are there will come a point in time where your training isn’t going well. And while there are a lot of things that may be more important in life than our workouts, at the same time, it really sucks when it feels like you’re spinning your wheels in the […]

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5 Random Training Thoughts

I’m BAAAACCCCKKKKKK. It’s been a little while since I wrote a new article, and while the podcast is still humming along, there’s something very humbling about writing that I have really missed. As such, I’m going to jump back in today with a “Random” article, with the hope being that this will spur me into […]

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Random Thoughts: June 2018

Let me start today’s article with an admission: I’ve been a bad, bad boy. I love creating content, but there are times when training, IFAST or just life get in the way. So while I’d love to write a new article every single week, I’ve been waaaaayyyyyyy off that pace so far in 2018. But […]

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2018: Your WHAT and Your WHY

With the new year upon us, it’s time to not only reflect on the year past, but to game plan, strategize, and dream for the year to come. Personally, I love this time of year. I’m not necessarily the “New Years Resolution” kind of guy, but I do love the look and feel that a […]

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5 Keys to Training Success

(Lead photo courtesy of Lance Goyke) In April of 2005, I was the strongest I’d ever been in my entire life. I’d been competing in the sport of powerlifting for five years, and had just squatted 530 pounds, bench pressed 335, and deadlifted 535. But as the saying goes, life was a lot simpler then! […]

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4 Steps to Deeper Learning

A while back, I was really frustrated with my retention when learning new materials. It wasn’t like I was totally failing to retain information, it was more that I wasn’t retaining at the level I’d like. The obvious example was speed and agility work, something that I’ve been working diligently on for the past couple […]

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3 Things I Expect from Every Athlete

A few weeks back, I posted the following graphic on Instagram: What would you add? #fitness #coaching #fitfam #soccer #basketball #football #baseball A post shared by Mike Robertson (@robtrainsystems) on Mar 25, 2017 at 6:46am PDT And needless to say, it got A LOT of attention. So I figured now would be a good time […]

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