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Exclusive Interview with Powerlifting World Champion – AJ Roberts

AJ Roberts

Exclusive Interview with Powerlifting World Champion

This interview was filmed at the 1st Westside Certification that I recently attended in OH.   I sat down with my good friend AJ Roberts and talked to him about his recent meet where he got the 2nd highest total ever – 2825 in the 308 class record’s (1140 sqt, 870 bench, 815 DL).

Before the meet AJ knew he had to change a few things if he hoped to go 9 / 9.

He talked about:

– making the warm-up a priority

– eliminating his elbow pain with more shoulder rehab movements

activating his glutes to help him finish his deadlift lockout

– the mental preparation and how to turn it on on the platform

At this elite level, the small things make all he difference.  We can all learn from AJ and the things he used to achieve his goals.

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By on April 3rd, 2011


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Comments (4)

  1. Posted by - Darren on April 3, 2011

    Fantastic interview, I’ve been a fan of Mike Robertson’s work for a while now and it’s interesting to hear a guy at the top of his game take a step back and assess some basics. I think this whole approach to warm up flexibility and mobility is slowly gathering steam. And the more we hear from elite athletes about the benefits of moving well hopefully it will filter further down the chain.

  2. Posted by - Erik on April 5, 2011

    Awesome interview Smitty. There was a ton of awesome info here. I learned a bunch. AJ – very cool that you went to Mike for some help.

    I’ve gotta say the warmups and single leg training that Mike’s helped you with has been huge for my athletes too

    Congrats again AJ on the world record.

  3. Posted by - Eric Moss on April 6, 2011

    he looks a bit like Brock Lesnar…but stronger 🙂

  4. Posted by - Wayne Stover on August 7, 2011

    AJ! Great job on the PR! You are one cool man in the gym and outside the gym! You repersent westside Barbell very good! Good luck on your next goals!

    Wayne Stover

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