The evolution of a young athlete is a complicated one. Taking a recreational youth player to a more regimented and specified high school competitor requires a delicate balance. Furthermore, extending the careers of highly trained pro athletes presents it’s own unique challenges. Mike Robertson of Robertson Training Systems [@RobTrainSystems] is no stranger to ushering high level athletes into the next phase of their sports evolution. This week Robertson offers up his experience maximizing youth potential and similarly, maintaining the exceptional skill set of the specialist.
“The guys who have held up in the NFL still lift pretty frickn’ heavy”. Music to the ears of any Power Athlete. Few people will see the rigors of playing at the pro level of any sport, let alone the NFL. But as this week’s guest, Mike Robertson explains, we can learn a lot from these resilient anomalies. How do we ensure that the path to withstanding the volume of sport is not diminished by the complimentary training done in the gym? Robertson takes what I would consider a rather unconventional opinion of the role of barbell work. Knowledge, humor, sports, good natured shittalking. This is how you Empower Your Performance. Listen NOW!
Find Mike Robertson on instagram at @RobTrainSystems or go directly to his website www.robertsontrainingsystems.com.
And now for your weekly dose of why you should attend the Power Athlete Symposium in Austin, Texas December 7-9. You may witness a near Christmas miracle. Last year, it fucking snowed in Austin. From everything I know , this borderline terrifying weather anomaly could mean the end of days...in which case, don't you want to be surrounded by some of the most physically and mentally tough folks in the game? I thought so.