Mike Robertson is the President of Robertson Training Systems and the Co-Owner of Indianapolis Fitness and Sports Training (IFAST) in Indianapolis, Indiana. Robertson is a highly sought-after consultant, speaker, and writer in addition to coaching athletes of all levels. His “Physical Preparation Podcast” is one of the most popular sports performance podcasts available. Mike is also the physical preparation coach for the Indy Eleven professional soccer team.
Coach Robertson received his master’s degree in sports biomechanics from the world-renowned Human Performance Lab at Ball State University. He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the NSCA. He is also an R-Phase Certified Z-Health trainer and a Russian Kettlebell Certified instructor (RKC). Robertson is an accomplished athlete in the sport of powerlifting. His facility was named one of “America’s Top 10 Gyms” by Men’s Health in 2009 and 2010.
Robertson discusses performance posture training and single-leg training in this episode. He also talks about his move from powerlifting-based training for athletes to a holistic approach to physical preparation.
In this podcast, Coach Mike Robertson and Joel discuss:
- The “sagittal plane first” ideal in training.
- Methods to build and establish athletic position in the weight room.
- His thoughts on maximal strength and athletic development.
- Training the “core.”
- When to stop chasing maximal strength gains.
- The importance of training carryover to sport and how to develop it.
Podcast total run time is 1:04:23.
Mike can be found at his Robertson Training Systems.
Keywords: core, holistic approach, athletic development, posture