EP. 082

#082 – Mike Robertson

Mike Robertson 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 one of 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.

Show Notes:

Website: robertsontrainingsystems.com

Website: ifastuniversity.com

Facebook: Mike Robertson

Instagram: robtrainsystems

Books Mentioned:

Everything is Fucked

Man’s Search for Meaning

Podcasts Mentioned:

The Percent Happier

Ten Percent Happier with Dan Harris #114: Dr. Bianca Harris

OPEX Podcast #075 – John Berardi

OPEX Podcast #064 – Kevin Carr Head Coach at Mike Boyle Strength and Conditioning

London Real – MARK MANSON – THE SUBTLE ART OF NOT GIVING A F*CK: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life

People and Resources mentioned:

All of Mike’s educational products

Ball State University

Matej Hocevar

Dan Pfaff

Winston Churchill

Albert Einstein

Eric Cressey

Mark Manson

Glenn Robinson

Oura Ring

Dan Harris

Mark Epstein

London Real

Brian Rose

Viktor Frankl

Jordan Peterson 

John Berardi

Bill Hartman



0:00 – 9:24 – Robbie intro’s the show and asks Mike about how he organizes his lifestyle?

9:25 – 11:28 – Robbie asks Mike what he learned from his parents regarding work ethic?

11:29 – 13:02 – Robbie asks Mike about what resources he invested in to enhance his self/personal development 

13:03 – 24:56 – Robbie asks Mike how does his organizes his life from a micro to macro scale, and about contingency plans?

24:57 – 29:05 – Robbie asks Mike about how important his own training is for his self-management?

29:06 – 31:45 – Robbie and Mike discuss the importance of cognitive health

31:46 – 39:19 – Robbie asks Mike about the importance of sleep, nutrition, and meditation

39:20 – 44:47 – Robbie asks Mike what is the purpose of life?

44:48 – 49:16 – Robbie asks Mike if he actively seeks feedback?

49:17 – 52:04 – Robbie and Mike discuss the importance of training the brain for long-term cognitive health 

52:05 – 53:35 – Robbie asks Mike where people can find out more about him and his work

53:36 – 54:30 – Robbie wraps up the show!