Today\u2019s guest is 迈克·罗伯逊, President of Robertson Training Systems and co-owner of IFAST in Indianapolis, Indiana.\u00a0 Mike currently coaches a handful of professional athletes during their off-season, and is the physical preparation coach for the Indy Eleven professional soccer team.\u00a0 He is the creator of \u201cComplete Single Leg Training\u201d, \u201cPhysical Preparation 101\u201d,"Bulletproof Athlete\u201d, and many others. One of the first websites I started looking through way back when, in my own journey as a performance coach, was T-Nation, and 上 e of the first authors I remember reading was 迈克·罗伯逊.\u00a0 Fast forward a decade, and I\u2019m an avid listener of Mike\u2019s \u201cPhysical Preparation 播客".\u00a0 Mike has delivered a vast amount of knowledge to the S&C community in his years as a coach. In the past few years, I\u2019ve started to attend some Postural Restoration Institute Seminars, and the ideas in the aftermath led to some researching that led me right to Mike\u2019s articles 上 topics, such as \u201caddressing the sagittal plane first\u201d, and based 上 my questions I\u2019ve had relating postural work to athletic performance, both in a linear and team-based setting, I knew I had to get Mike 上 the show to learn more about the integration of these ideals with athletes. Ever since my podcast with Mike Boyle, I\u2019ve also had ideas and questions 上 the utilization of single leg training with athletes 上 the levels of progressions, as well as when and why to really emphasize it.\u00a0 On today\u2019s podcast, in addition to performance posture training and single leg elements, Mike also talks about his departure from powerlift based training for athletes and ideas 上 maximal strength training. 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Key Points: \tMike\u2019s background in the field, and what\u2019s been new in the last few years \tThe \u201cSagittal Plane First\u201d ideal in training, and how Mike uses it with his athletic assessments and training \tMike\u2019s take 上 methods to build and establish athletic position in the weightroom \tPosture, training, and effects 上 sympathetic and parasympathetic tone \tSingle leg training vs. bilateral training in novice vs. advanced athletes \tSingle vs. bilateral training in terms of training athletes for speed \tMike\u2019s take 上 maximal strength and 1RM tests (or lack thereof) for athletes \tMike\u2019s evolution from the powerlift oriented mentality, towards a more holistic athletic approach to physical preparation \tWhat piece of advice Mike would offer his former self \u201cThe better you understand your sport, the more you played your sport, the better understanding you have of what it takes to be successful\u201d \u201cWorking with athletes, I don\u2019t want to look or move like a powerlifter\u201d \u201cA lot of our athletes are so extended and so sagitally oriented, that they lose access to their frontal and their transverse planes\u201d \u201cOne of the first things I\u2019m universally chasing with my athletes and clients is control of that sagittal plane.\u00a0 To start, you gotta have abs, and you gotta have hamstrings\u201d \u201cAbs and hamstrings pull our pelvis back up underneath us\u201d \u201cYou have to reposition first, and from there, you need to work 上 controlling that position\u201d \u201cIf you don\u2019t own your sagittal plane first, sure you can move in your frontal and transverse planes, but it\u2019s not going to be authentic or true motion, you are going to have to find ways to cheat or compensate to do it\u201d \u201cUntil you truly own position, you are never going to get the results that you want, and no magical cue is going to unlock that\u201d \u201cI\u2019m a big fan of anterior loaded lifts (to get the core underneath athletes)\u201d \u201cI think there\u2019s a lot of value in basic isolated ab work, teaching them to actually get their abs to turn 上 and get their thorax and pelvis facing each other is absolutely critical\u201d \u201cAfter 2-3 years of basic strength training, continuing to chase max effort strength is not going to give you the gains you are looking for with regards to your athletes\u201d \u201cWhen it comes to single leg and split stance work, the biggest thing you are going to see if a restoration of movement variability\u201d \u201cJust because they run fast, don\u2019t assume they are clean in single leg postures in the gym\u201d \u201cAll that matters is carryover, I don\u2019t care if a guy can squat 1,000lbs, if he can\u2019t carry it over 上 to the pitch, then it\u2019s not valuable\u201d About 迈克·罗伯逊 迈克·罗伯逊 is 上 e of the most highly sought-after coaches, consultants, speakers, and writers in the fitness industry today. Known for his \u201cno-nonsense\u201d approach to training and brutal efficiency, Mike has made a name for himself as a go-to resource for professional athletes from every major sport. Mike is the President of Robertson Training Systems and the co-owner of Indianapolis Fitness and Sports Training (IFAST) in Indianapolis, Indiana. IFAST has been named 上 e of the Top 10 Gyms in America by Men\u2019s Health magazine three times in the past six years. Mike currently coaches a handful of professional athletes during their off-season, and is the physical preparation coach for the Indy Eleven professional soccer team.