why you need to work on your single-leg balance

Adam FriedmanAthlete For Life, SARM, Search & Rescue Mobility

Adam Friedman Personal Trainer Advanced Athletics Athlete For Life Single Leg Balance Exercise

Your single-leg balance (SLB) is essential to your performance in sports and in your everyday activity. Unfortunately, it’s often overlooked and undertrained by most athletes. So it’s easy to miss all they ways your body might be compensating, and increasing the risk of injury. Does this sound like you? SLB is something I test on every athlete I work with. … Read More

6 signs you may be on your way to lower back pain

Adam FriedmanAthlete For Life

Adam Friedman Advanced Athletics Athlete For Life Lower Back Pain Leg Stretch

Whenever you experience any degree of lower back pain (LBP), it means that your body is in a state of dysfunction. Your pain is there to wake you up to this fact. And it is trying to get you to take instigate you into taking corrective action. What I want you to understand is that it didn’t have to get … Read More

5 action steps to overcome lower back pain now

Adam FriedmanAthlete For Life

Adam Friedman Advanced Athletics Athlete For Life Posterior Posture View Overcoming Lower Back Pain

If you’ve ever battled with lower back pain, then you’re familiar with the “prison” it can feel like. The debilitating impact on your physical, emotional, and spiritual wellbeing seems inescapable. Lower back pain (LBP) is the most common issue that I’ve seen with the athletes who come to train with me for the first time. So if you’re suffering, know … Read More

the right training frequency for you: part 2

Adam FriedmanAthlete For Life, Recovery, Training Tips

Adam Friedman Founder Advanced Athletics Be An Athlete For Life Right Training Frequency Kettlebell Swing

There are nine factors to consider to best estimate the number of days per week you should train. In my last article, I shared the complete list with you and expanded on the first five. So you’re more than halfway to having a better understanding of your training frequency needs in order to meet your goals. Let’s dive into the … Read More

3 rules to determine your training frequency

Adam FriedmanAthlete For Life, Fitness Tips, Training Tips

Adam Friedman Advanced Athletics Athlete For Life Strength Training Weight Lifting

To improve any fitness quality (for example building muscle, strength, or speed), you need to have the right training frequency. Because the number of days you work out, per week or per month, has a major influence on your results. Too few, or even too many, can stifle your results. I’ve seen this happen with athletes at all levels. Some … Read More

what to measure before you begin your 2019 fitness program

Adam FriedmanAthlete For Life, Training Tips

Adam Friedman Advanced Athletics strength training program.jpg

The first thing you need to do before starting your 2019 fitness program is measure your baseline. Your baseline is the current state of your key performance indicators (KPI’s) — the quantitative and qualitative results that link to your goals. Without knowledge of all of your KPIs, you’ll be missing critical data to know if your training plan is working … Read More

the training method that’s proven to work

Adam FriedmanAthlete For Life, Recovery, Strength Training

Adam Friedman Advanced Athletics 30-Day Get Lean Challenge Drew Hanlen Strength Training Kettlebell Exercise

As an athlete, the goal of your training should almost always be to create the maximum impact on your strength and power. That’s because these two qualities are crucial to improving your performance in sports. You’ll increase the likelihood of gaining strength and power when you work out if you use a systematic plan with the right loading strategies. What’s … Read More

9 workout variables to change up your routine

Adam FriedmanAthlete For Life, Strength Training

Adam Friedman Advanced Athletics Athlete For Life Gold's Gym Workout

Lately, I’ve been feeling a little worn out. And to be honest, bored and unmotivated. Come to think of it, I’ve also hit a plateau in my training performance. And have had no positive change in body composition for months. So altogether, my confidence is waning. If you’re saying and feeling these things, I want you to know each is … Read More