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The Physical Preparation Podcast is designed to help trainers, coaches and athletes take their performance to the next level. Featuring some of the brightest minds in our industry, we'll dive in to deconstruct smart training, and help you or your athletes maximize results!

Physical Preparation Podcast – Robertson Training Systems Mike Robertson

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The Physical Preparation Podcast is designed to help trainers, coaches and athletes take their performance to the next level. Featuring some of the brightest minds in our industry, we'll dive in to deconstruct smart training, and help you or your athletes maximize results!

    Kim Schaper on Why Women Are NOT Small Men

    Kim Schaper on Why Women Are NOT Small Men

    Kim Schaper is a holistic wellness coach and certified personal trainer who is passionate about helping women claim their health and wellbeing.



    At age 19, Kim developed anorexia, which eventually paved the way to anxiety and depression. She frequented many different treatment centers over the years that followed. When she finally overcame her struggles in her 30s, she made it her mission to turn her life around and help people who are going through the same experiences.



    Kim joins me today to discuss women’s health and shares her experiences with overcoming anorexia and anxiety. She explains the differences between men’s and women’s physiological structure and how this can affect a woman’s physical performance.



    She shares her insights on hormone replacement therapy (HRT) and illustrates the causes and effects of progesterone. And perhaps most importantly, she also describes the three key components that prevent a person from losing weight and achieving overall health.



    Women have different components that men don’t have to deal with. We can’t train like men; we’re not ‘little men. – Kim Schaper



    This week on the Physical Preparation Podcast:



    * Kim’s experience with overcoming anorexia and anxiety

    * How Kim started her business from her basement

    * Why Kim decided to focus her venture on women’s health

    * The effects of the menstrual cycle on physical and training performance

    * The importance of paying attention to biofeedback

    * Why Kim recommends bioidentical hormones over synthetic ones

    * The causes and effects of high progesterone levels

    * How a compromised immune system affects weight loss

    * The impact of high stress on weight loss and overall health

    * Why gut health is more than just probiotics

    * The struggles of people with Type A personalities at the gym

    * The power of a holistic approach to health

    * Kim’s advice to her younger self

    * Why women should trust themselves more



    Stop the Frustration! Get the Complete Coach Certification



    Are you a young fitness trainer or coach? Are you frustrated by the results you’re getting or the lack of resources available to learn the skills you need to be successful? Are you struggling to get enough clients or wondering how long you’ll be able to follow your passion for helping others?



    It’s time to stop the frustration and stop worrying. It’s time to get certified!



    If you’re serious about improving your results, serious about becoming a better coach, and serious about increasing your bottom line, then you need the Complete Coach Certification.



    In this massive course, you’ll learn:



    * How to use the R7 system to create seamless, integrated and efficient programs for clients and athletes of all shapes and sizes

    * How to create the culture, environment and relationships with everyone you train so you can get the absolute best results

    * The exact progressions, regressions, and coaching cues I use in the gym – from squatting and deadlifting to pressing and pulling and everything in between

    * And much, much more



    This certification course is jam-packed with everything I’ve learned over the last 20 years of my career.



    So if you’re ready to get serious about the results you’re getting for your clients and the impact your programs have on your income, head over to www.completecoachcertification.com to sign up for the Complete Coach Certification course today!



    Spots are limited, and the next certification is set to launch in March 2020.



    Join my FREE Insiders List to learn more, stay tuned for our launch details and save $200 when the course opens!



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    • 43 min
    4 Key Ingredients to Client and Athlete Success

    4 Key Ingredients to Client and Athlete Success

    An athlete’s triumph lies in more than just training inside the gym or following a routine.



    After all, while many coaches take their clients and athletes follow specific training programs, not all of them achieve success on the field.



    In that case, what separates good athletes from great ones?



    What are the key factors that drive an athlete’s growth and development?



    And how can coaches use those factors to ensure their athletes’ success?



    In today’s episode, I share the four key ingredients necessary for ensuring your clients and athletes achieve success in and out of the gym. I explain how humility and communication skills can create the right training environment for athletes.



    I illustrate how commitment to the process can lead an athlete toward success. And I also share my experiences of training with NBA professionals such as Roy Hibbert, Glenn Robinson, and Kelan Martin to illustrate how they achieved success in their careers.



    Great coaches not only have vision. They also have the unique ability to instill that vision into their clients and athletes. - Mike Robertson



    This week on the Physical Preparation Podcast:

    • How the right training environment can affect an athlete’s growth

    • How a competitive training environment like Westside Barbell can foster progress towards success

    • The keys to building the right training environment for athletes

    • The importance of honesty, humility, and communication skills when training athletes

    • How having a vision helped NBA player Roy Hibbert get better results

    • Why coaches need to help athletes address and work through their weaknesses

    • How committing to the process of improvement helped Glenn Robinson and Kelan Martin achieve success

    • The power of committing to the process instead of the outcome

    • The psychological impact of belief in success

    • How coaches can instill their belief and vision into their clients



    Stop the Frustration! Get the Complete Coach Certification



    Are you a young fitness trainer or coach? Are you frustrated by the results you’re getting or the lack of resources available to learn the skills you need to be successful? Are you struggling to get enough clients or wondering how long you’ll be able to follow your passion for helping others?



    It’s time to stop the frustration and stop worrying. It’s time to get certified!



    If you’re serious about improving your results, serious about becoming a better coach, and serious about increasing your bottom line, then you need the Complete Coach Certification.



    In this massive course, you’ll learn:

    • How to use the R7 system to create seamless, integrated and efficient programs for clients and athletes of all shapes and sizes

    • How to create the culture, environment and relationships with everyone you train so you can get the absolute best results

    • The exact progressions, regressions, and coaching cues I use in the gym – from squatting and deadlifting to pressing and pulling and everything in between

    • And much, much more



    This certification course is jam-packed with everything I’ve learned over the last 20 years of my career.



    So if you’re ready to get serious about the results you’re getting for your clients and the impact your programs have on your income, head over to www.completecoachcertification.com to sign up for the Complete Coach Certification course today!



    Spots are limited, and the next certification is set to launch in March 2020.



    Join my FREE Insiders List to learn more, stay tuned for our launch details and save $200 when the course opens!



    Subscribe, Rate & Share!



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    • 42 min
    Venus Lau on Movement, Energy and Flow

    Venus Lau on Movement, Energy and Flow

    Venus Lau is a certified trainer specializing in movement & flow since 2007 and located in Los Angeles.



    She has coached professional athletes, other coaches & movement professionals, celebrities, physical rehabilitation, kids, elderly, your average Jill & Joe, and everything in between.



    Venus has created several online fitness programs— and just launched her own VenusFit subscription app for accessibility to more students globally.



    She’s able to meet her clients where they’re at, and her unique approach combines both holistic and scientific elements while giving permission for the mover to explore beyond the rules.



    In this show, Venus starts by sharing her personal story of losing her parents at an early-age influenced her thoughts on training, what it means to train like a human, what a “Flow” is, and why we should be focusing more on how we function, versus simply how we look.



    Venus is an amazing human and someone with a truly fresh outlook on training, so I really hope you’ll enjoy this show!



    This week on the Physical Preparation Podcast:



    * Venus’ back story and career as a collegiate athlete.

    * How the death of her parents impacted her viewpoints on health and fitness.

    * Her training philosophy, and why movement is such a foundational aspect of her coaching.

    * Flows: What the heck are they? And how can you incorporate them into your workouts?

    * Why Venus uses so many different tools and training modalities in her workouts.

    * Why we should focus more on body FUNCTION versus body SHAPE.

    * The value of keeping an open-minded approach to training and coaching.

    * The BIG Question.







    Want to Work Together in 2020?



    Are you ready to take your health and fitness training to the next level and make 2020 your best year yet?



    The best way to achieve your fitness goals, improve your training techniques, and create healthier habits is by working with a coach.



    If you’re interested in working together, I’ve got two options depending on how much customization you want in your program…



    In my Private Online Coaching you’ll work with me directly to design a training program that is specific to your unique needs and goals.



    Every month you’ll get an updated workout to make sure the program is challenging, and we’ll communicate back and forth to make sure your technique is on point, and that you’re making progress each and every month.



    A second option would be my RTS Annual Training Group. In this program we go through four , 3-month phases of training:



    Building the Engine,

    Leaning Season,

    Athletic Domination and

    Strong(er).



    But the cool part of this program is that it’s more than just a training program.



    Every month you’ll not only get a new workout to follow, but we’ll also monthly challenges where we develop habits with regards to nutrition, recovery and mindset, to help ensure that next year is your best ever.



    If your’e interested in learning more, just click on the links above. And if you’re not sure what option is best for you, just drop me an email at mike@robertsontrainingsystems.com and I’ll do my best to point you in the right direction!





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    If you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, and SoundCloud and leave your honest review.



    And don’t forget to Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!

    • 53 min
    Menachem Brodie on Strength Training for the Competitive Cyclist

    Menachem Brodie on Strength Training for the Competitive Cyclist

    Involved in the health & fitness fields for nearly 25 years and coaching since 2000, Menachem Brodie's last 12 years have focused on strength training for cyclists & triathletes.



    Over that time he has become the world leader on strength training for cyclists & triathletes, speaking & presenting internationally on the subject and having developed the worlds first Strength Training for Cyclists Certification course, which launches January 2020.



    Brodie is a regular contributor to PEZ Cycling News, Training Peaks, and has appeared in many popular endurance sports magazines such as VeloNews, Global Cycling Network, Triathlete, Runner's World, Bicycling, SHAPE and more. Menachem is a strong proponent of raising the level of training for female athletes everywhere, by training according to their unique physiology & needs.



    A huge nerd, when he's not coaching you can find him drinking french press coffee and reading a book or taking some con-ed course...tortoise shell nerd glasses and all.









    This Week on the Physical Preparation Podcast:



    * How a college basketball player (and potential coach) got started in the world of competitive cycling.

    * The various disciplines in cycling, and what makes each of them unique.

    * How strength training should be incorporated into a complete training program.

    * The areas Menachem focuses on and works to "bulletproof" to keep his athletes healthy and on the bike.

    * How he fits strength and power development into an already jam-packed schedule.

    * Male vs. Female cyclists: Is there a difference between how you program for them?

    * The BIG question.

    * The ONE message he would get across to all cyclists if he could.





    Want to Work Together in 2020?



    Are you ready to take your health and fitness training to the next level and make 2020 your best year yet?



    The best way to achieve your fitness goals, improve your training techniques, and create healthier habits is by working with a coach.



    If you're interested in working together, I've got two options depending on how much customization you want in your program...



    In my Private Online Coaching you’ll work with me directly to design a training program that is specific to your unique needs and goals.



    Every month you’ll get an updated workout to make sure the program is challenging, and we’ll communicate back and forth to make sure your technique is on point, and that you’re making progress each and every month.



    A second option would be my RTS Annual Training Group. In this program we go through four , 3-month phases of training:



    * Building the Engine,

    * Leaning Season,

    * Athletic Domination and

    * Strong(er).



    But the cool part of this program is that it’s more than just a training program.



    Every month you’ll not only get a new workout to follow, but we’ll also monthly challenges where we develop habits with regards to nutrition, recovery and mindset, to help ensure that next year is your best ever.



    If your'e interested in learning more, just click on the links above. And if you're not sure what option is best for you, just drop me an email at mike@robertsontrainingsystems.com and I'll do my best to point you in the right direction!

    • 57 min
    Brian Pannuzzo on Building Habits and Long-Term Success

    Brian Pannuzzo on Building Habits and Long-Term Success

    Despite a successful, high-paying career in Wall Street, Brian Pannuzzo risked it all to move across the country with his family and start a new career.



    He worked as a financial advisor and bond trader for firms like Merryl Lynch, but after realizing that his stellar career came at the cost of his health and relationship with his family, Brian decided to take control and change his life.



    Today, inspired by his journey through self-development, Brian helps other men improve their lives.



    In this week’s episode, Brian and I discuss how to build better habits. He explains why he left his high-paying career in finance to become a health and nutrition coach. He shares strategies on creating better habits and emphasizes the power of making small habit changes.



    Next we discuss the importance of maintaining a to-do list and prioritizing time for family, and he also shares his advice to his younger self, his reading list, and the reason he consistently tortures himself with cold showers. 





    “If we do the little things more often, more often they stack-up on each other. Next thing you know, you’re in a skyscraper.” - Brian Pannuzzo







    This week on the Physical Preparation Podcast:



    ● Why Brian left his high-paying Wall Street career to be a health and nutrition coach

    ● Brian’s strategies for building better habits

    ● How making small habit changes can make a huge impact

    ● How Brian encourages his clients to do their workouts

    ● The best nutrition and diet for sedentary people

    ● How morning routines can impact the rest of the day

    ● How self-awareness can help you achieve a healthier lifestyle

    ● The power of to-do lists, prioritization, and time management

    ● Brian’s advice to his younger self and why he takes cold showers





    Resources mentioned:



    ● The Perfect Day Formula by Craig Ballantyne





    Connect with Brian Pannuzzo:



    ● The Success Lift

    ● Brian Pannuzzo on Instagram

    ● Brian Pannuzzo on LinkedIn





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    If you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, and SoundCloud and leave your honest review.



    And don’t forget to Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!

    • 55 min
    9 Ways to Level Up in 2020

    9 Ways to Level Up in 2020

    As we are about to begin a new decade, many of us are starting to make plans and goals we want to achieve for the new year.



    But personally, I’m not a big fan of New Year’s resolutions, because statistics show that around 90% of New Year’s resolutions are broken by the end of January.



    Instead, I like looking back at the previous year and critically evaluate what I did right or wrong and think about what I need to do differently to continue to grow.



    In today’s episode, I share ideas and tips on how to make 2020 your best year yet. I discuss why you should focus on one training goal for the first quarter of the year and emphasize the importance of sleep and how it can impact your health and performance toward your goals.



    I also talk about how seeking a mentor or coach can help you achieve your plans faster. And last but not least, we talk about why you should meditate and how you can turn it into a daily habit.







    “It’s this healthy balance that you need to strike: celebrating your growth over the past year and knowing that you have to continue your growth over the next.” - Mike Robertson







    This week on the Physical Preparation Podcast:



    ● Why I don’t believe in making New Year’s resolutions

    ● The benefit of focusing on one training goal

    ● How sleeping habits impact health and performance

    ● How to create a better sleeping habit

    ● Why you should hire a great coach or mentor and how to find one

    ● Why you should dedicate at least 30 minutes every day to continuing education

    ● How to pick a subject or area you want to study

    ● How to reduce social media use and what you should use it for

    ● The value of meditating daily and how to make it a habit

    ● How process-based goals can help you achieve outcome-based ones

    ● The importance of having fun





    Resources Mentioned:



    ● Sleep: the Myth of Eight Hours by Nick Littlehales

    ● Mastery by Robert Greene

    ● Big Sleep Podcast

    ● Nick Littlehales on Optimizing Sleep to Maximize Performance









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    Thanks for tuning into this week’s episode of The Physical Preparation Podcast - your one-stop-shop for fitness trainers, coaches, and athletes!



    If you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, and SoundCloud and leave your honest review.



    And don't forget to Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!

    • 50 min

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Outstanding podcast for physical performance

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