This post is an excerpt from the October 2018 Q&A with Mike Robertson.

I get a lot of pushback on using weights in my program, what can I say to parents to assure them that their kid won’t get slow by using weights and it will be beneficial to them?

The key is to sell them on the idea that you’re focused on quality over quantity, because we’re not trying to be powerlifters we’re simply using weights as a tool to make a faster and more explosive athlete. And a lot of just disarming their concern is answering the question before they’ve even had the chance to ask it.

The weight room isn’t a contest, it’s a performance tool. If I can use some cool training tech or give a scientific explanation, it reframes what the gym is for. Then it’s much easier to sell.

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