Push It Real Good: Push-Up Video Collection

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DATE › February 13, 2017
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Need something to *PUSH* your week off to a great start? Maybe one of Mike Robertson's videos on push-ups will do the trick! MAKE THE ARROW ON PUSH-UPS "One of the most common questions I get when performing push-ups is, 'Where should my elbows be?' This simple trick helps you do them right every time!" - Mike Robertson   INCLINE PUSH-UP TO SINGLE-ARM SUPPORT "Here's an exercise that builds core and trunk stability, as well as reaching strength." - Mike Robertson   INCLINE PUSH-UP  "Check out this regression on the standard push-up from the floor." - Mike Robertson    Have any

Q&A: How does stress impact performance, strength and/or body composition?

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DATE › November 10, 2016
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Another week, another question here are your favorite gym - Indianapolis Fitness and Sports Training. This one is a doozy, and applies to literally anyone who works out: Question: How does stress impact performance, strength and/or body composition? This is a great question, and before I answer it, make sure to read this article for a bit of an overview: What is a Reset? And Why Do We Do Them? Now that you've got a frame of reference, allow me blow your mind. Training is Stress First off, here's something that most people never consider (trainers included): When you lift

Q&A: What Set/Rep Scheme is Best for Size and Strength?

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DATE › October 11, 2016
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Okay, finally back to answering reader questions - and this one is a doozy. Honestly, if I had THE answer to this one, I'd be sitting on my private beach somewhere drinking protein shakes and reading training books. But I digress. The question for today is a simple one: What set/rep scheme is best for size and strength? Now when I read that, I could take it in a couple of directions: What set/rep scheme is best for size? What set/rep scheme is best for strength? OR What set/rep scheme is best if you want a blend of both? To

Q&A: How Can I Cut 15 Minutes from My Workout?

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DATE › August 16, 2016
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As much as we all love to train, sometimes life gets in the way. But rather than skipping a workout all together because you're "busy," is there a better way to do things? I'm a big believer that consistency is king when it comes to getting (and staying) in shape. I'm not sure who said it, but the best workout ever is the 3x52 program. Three workouts, 52 weeks out of the year, and BOOM! You've got a stronger, healthier and more athletic body. So what do you do if you want to get in the gym and train, but don't have enough

Q&A: What is R7?

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DATE › August 9, 2016
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Today I want to jump in the way back machine and talk a little bit about our R7 system. The R7 system is something that we've developed and refined here over the years. And to be honest, we're pretty darn proud of it! Not only are we using the R7 system with great success at IFAST, but I can tell you that coaches and trainers across the globe are using this system in their facilities as well. This post came about because one of our clients asked the simple question: "What do those R's on our training program mean?" But

What is a Reset? And Why Do We Do It?

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DATE › July 19, 2016
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As promised, I'm going to be answering a question from one of our clients each week here on the blog. Well, except for maybe next week, because I'm on vacation. But I hope you'll forgive me :) Our first question comes to us from THE Walter Norris: "What is a reset? And why do we perform resets before our workouts?" This is a fantastic, and incredibly loaded question, from Mr. Norris. And I wouldn't expect anything less ;-) You can find the answer by reading on of Team IFAST's favorite books of all time, Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers by

On WISH-TV’s IndyStyle: What’s hot at the gym: Hit Fit Boxing

IFAST's own Italian Stallion, Tony Giuliano was at the WISH TV studio this morning to explain to the Indy Style audience a couple of boxing moves that anyone with a partner or punching bag at home. As explained by WISH TV: Get fit this summer with Hit Fit Boxing! IFAST Trainer Tony Giuliano chats with Annessa about the latest in exercise boxing. Tony says it’s hot right now because it’s a fun way to stay active and can be scaled to any strength or fitness level. Boxing also helps with anxiety and teaches trunk rotation and foundational movement qualities. Need some tips

On WISH-TV’s IndyStyle: Get in shape for summer with just one piece of equipment

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DATE › June 8, 2016
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IFAST's Mike Robertson and Lance Goyke made an appearance on Indy Style earlier this morning to show how adaptable a kettlebell can be for summer  right piece of training equipment canbe. aining youth athletes. As explained by WISH TV: Some of the best workouts are done with just ONE piece of equipment! How you ask? Mike Robertson, with IFAST, shows us how to get into shape using a single kettle ball, demonstrating goblet squats, KB swings and more!

On WISH-TV’s Indy Style: Have a Bad Back?

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DATE › March 14, 2016
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Mike and Intern Gabe made an appearance on Indy Style last week sharing the good word about squatting progressions that can protect your back and build dem abs! As explained by WISH TV: Mike Robertson, co-owner Indianapolis Fitness and Sports Training, chats with Amber about how to strengthen your legs while protecting your back and demos various squats. Mike says a lot of people with bad backs don’t do exercises to strengthen their legs or don’t do them correctly. So, we get a quick look at how to do them right!

On WISH-TV’s Indy Style: Strength Training at Any Age

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DATE › August 12, 2015
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Have you had the pleasure of meeting Janice? When I saw Janice was turning 88 at the end of this month, I knew we had to do something special to celebrate. So when Indy Style invited our strength coach, Jae Chung to discuss strength training with aging clients, I knew there was no one more perfect to model her rockstar-mojo than our octogenarian birthday girl! As explained by WISH TV: After a trip to the ER, Janice found herself needing some help getting back to the simple tasks in life that used to be much easier for her. So with the