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two stability fundamentals to improve your overhead press strength

2019-06-11T15:10:22-07:00By |Categories: Athlete For Life, Athletic Power & Explosiveness, Search & Rescue Mobility, Strength Training|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

There's a quote I love to recite to my students when teaching fundamentals of strength for an overhead press. The quote is this: "you can't fire a cannon out of a canoe", by Charles Poloquin. It's not hard to imagine [...]

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video: 8 reasons you shouldn’t skip your warm up

2019-06-06T21:00:46-07:00By |Categories: Athlete For Life, Fitness Tips, Injury Prevention, Training Tips|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Are you jumping into your training without a proper warm up, or, even worse, no warm up at all? If so you are taking a huge gamble with your body’s health and safety! I wanted to share my top 8 [...]

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how low you should squat? 5 checkpoints you need to know

2019-05-30T09:07:56-07:00By |Categories: Athlete For Life, Fitness Tips, Strength Training|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

How low should you squat? Just because you can get low in a squat, doesn’t mean that you should. The squat is considered to be one of the best exercises to build total body strength and build muscle. I’ve always [...]

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video: half kneeling psoas stretch 1.0 with pillar press

2019-05-23T09:27:52-07:00By |Categories: Athlete For Life, SARM, Search & Rescue Mobility, Search & Rescue Mobility, Stretching|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Hi athletes! Now that you’re up to speed on the 6 ways to focus your efforts when you stretch (if you missed it, I encourage you to take the time to go back and read), I wanted to share this [...]

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6 ways to focus your effort when you stretch

2019-05-23T09:28:28-07:00By |Categories: Athlete For Life, Flexibility thru Stretching, Search & Rescue Mobility|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

It takes the right amount of effort for you to create a positive change when you stretch. Because if you're not giving the right level of focused effort, you could end up doing more harm than good. Some athletes are [...]

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the best way to keep track of time when you stretch

2019-04-30T17:52:12-07:00By |Categories: Athlete For Life, SARM, Search & Rescue Mobility, Stretching|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The length of time you hold any stretch has a major influence on how your muscles respond to improve your flexibility and mobility. But what is as, if not more, important than the duration of your stretch is how you [...]

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the number one mistake you make when you stretch

2019-04-30T17:48:51-07:00By |Categories: Athlete For Life, Flexibility thru Stretching, Search & Rescue Mobility, Stretching|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The goal for any isolated stretch you do should be to relax the target muscles and restore them to their optimal length. The goal is to promote the full range of motion of a target joint or joints. Your muscles [...]

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how to make a pre-workout warm-up worth your time

2019-04-10T12:20:21-07:00By |Categories: Athlete For Life, Fitness Tips, Search & Rescue Mobility|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

I get it. Your time is precious. And you don’t want to waste it doing a pointless warm-up. Don’t worry. I’m with you on that. So let’s cut to the chase. The one and only body you have is precious. [...]

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video: common mistakes 01 – bad form

2019-04-08T16:34:51-07:00By |Categories: Athlete For Life, Fitness Tips, Videos|Tags: , , , , |

Hey Athletes! Your coach Adam here with the first installment of my new Common Mistakes series - this one is dedicated to Bad Form. I'll go over why form is so important, what you can do to improve yours in [...]

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12 ways to get ahead of injury, and stay there

2019-03-28T15:37:40-07:00By |Categories: Athlete For Life, Fitness Tips, Search & Rescue Mobility|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Proactive: taking action to produce a good result or avoid a problem, rather than waiting until there is a problem. Sit with that definition for a moment, and consider how it applies to your approach to your body. For you [...]

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video: kettlebell basics – the 6 exercises to master

2019-04-08T16:35:02-07:00By |Categories: Athlete For Life, Fitness Tips, Videos|Tags: , , , , , , |

I'm here with my latest video to give you a basic overview of working out with kettlebells. I’ll go over some do’s and don’ts and demonstrate the 6 best basic kettlebell exercises that every beginner should refine before graduating to [...]

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the missing x-factor for most athletes: search and rescue mobility (sarm)

2019-03-23T07:23:00-07:00By |Categories: Athlete For Life, Fitness Tips, Search & Rescue Mobility|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Since 1996, I've worked one-on-one with professional and Olympic athletes across disciplines. As a sports performance coach, the experience allowed me to grow further in my craft than I could have ever imagined. Over this time, I've learned the important [...]

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