Welcome to Episode 014: Basketball Weight Training w/ Mike Robertson.  If you want to listen to the greatest minds in basketball talk about sports nutrition, strength & conditioning and leadership, you’ve come to the right place!

Today’s podcast is an interview with strength & conditioning coach, Mike Robertson.  He’s the President of Robertson Training Systems and the co-owner of Indianapolis Fitness and Sports Training (IFAST) in Indianapolis, Indiana. IFAST has been named one fo the Top 10 Gyms in America by Men’s Health magazine numerous times, as was also a fitness award winner by Women’s Health Magazine.

Over his 20 year coaching career, Mike has worked with athletes from every major professional sport including all-stars in both the NBA and MLS. He also serves as a writer, speaker, consultant and educator across the fitness industry.

We caught up to discuss basketball weight training for high school athletes. Mike has a unique background because he started his career as a powerlifter, and eventually transitioned to coaching athletes in sports performance.  Combining both worlds allows him to use an endless amount of tools and techniques to help his basketball players.

Check out this week’s podcast and learn the answers to these questions…

  • How many days a week should basketball players train in the off season?
  • What exercises should you avoid in-season?
  • At what age should players begin weight training for basketball?
  • What’s the difference between power lifting and basketball weight training?
  • What’s it like living with a sports nutritionist?
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Here’s where you can find more out about Mike Robertson

RobertsonTrainingSystems.com (for parents/athletes)


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