| | | PA Radio – Episode 271: Mike Robertson

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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.

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John Welbourn is CEO of Power Athlete and Fuse Move. He is also creator of the online training phenomena, Johnnie WOD. He is a 9 year veteran of the NFL. John was drafted with the 97th pick in 1999 NFL Draft and went on to be a starter for the Philadelphia Eagles from 1999-2003, appearing in 3 NFC Championship games, and for starter for the Kansas City Chiefs from 2004-2007. In 2008, he played with the New England Patriots until an injury ended his season early with him retiring in 2009. Over the course of his career, John has started over 100 games and has 10 play-off appearances. He was a four year lettermen while playing football at the University of California at Berkeley. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in Rhetoric in 1998. John has worked with the MLB, NFL, NHL, Olympic athletes and Military. He travels the world lecturing on performance and nutrition for Power Athlete. You can catch up with John as his personal blog on training, food and life, Talk To Me Johnnie and at Power Athlete.

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