Looking to get a jump on your recovery? While many athletes put great time and effort into finding the perfect workout program to use, few take the time to consider their recovery. This is a shame because your success is directly limited by your rate of recovery. This is the time that occurs between your workout sessions when your body … Read More
In the video above I’m going to give you 7 stretching guidelines that will ensure a more effective, efficient and pain-free way to improve your flexibility. Pain-Free Stretching The main take home point of this article is that PAIN during stretching should NEVER be part of the program because it’s a sign that the body’s internal defense mechanisms of your nervous system are … Read More
When it comes to seeing progress from your workouts, nutrition is easily up to 75% of the game. Get your diet wrong and it won’t matter what you do in the gym, your performance won’t be moving forward as you had hoped you would. The great news is that fixing your nutrition doesn’t have to be complicated. Using some proven … Read More
Adam Friedman, CSCS, CN, founder of Advanced Athletics, Inc. performs deadlifts using a hex bar (a.k.a. “Trap Bar”) in Venice, CA.
Since my office is located at bodybuilding mecca Golds Gym Venice, I often observe some of the gym’s most die-hard fitness fanatics suffering from a common syndrome: overreaching. Overreaching doesn’t just make you feel chronically sore and fatigued; it can actually decrease your performance and recovery, tax your immune system, increase levels of cortisol (a fat-storing hormone), and decrease testosterone … Read More
Body confidence will change your life. But I’m not talking about regular old body confidence. I’m talking about Body Confidence, the new bestselling book by our good friend and mentor Mark MacDonald of Venice Nutrition. Mark started his practice right here at Golds Gym Venice, in the offices that Advanced Athletics now occupies. (Hey, what can I say…big things start … Read More