7 habits to maximize your recovery in between sets

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Adam Friedman Advanced Athletics 7 Habits Maximize Recovery Between Sets Matt Pohlkamp

What you do with your time between sets speaks volumes about your commitment to progress. People tend to focus on the amount of time you should rest between sets. While that’s an important factor (crucial enough to be its own topic), know that what you do in that rest time is even more important when it comes to the quality … Read More

why lighter weights will help make you a stronger athlete

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Adam Friedman Advanced Athletics strength training with lighter weights better athlete

No matter what your athletic goal is, your strength is the vessel that makes it possible to reach it. This is because strength training is about gaining control over your body. And when you push the outer limits of your athletic performance, you must have a surplus of that control. The more you increase your strength, the better your performance. … Read More

the first step to improving your vertical leap

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Adam Friedman Advanced Athletics Depth Drop to Tuck Jump Exercise

So you want to improve your vertical leap, and you don’t know where to begin? As with everything else when it comes to your athletic capability, you need to start with your foundation. And in this case, your foundation means quality jumping mechanics. This promotes your body’s ability to generate maximal loading forces to unload explosively. Quality mechanics are also … Read More

7 steps to come back from injury

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Adam Friedman Advanced Athletics Athlete For Life Derrick Rose Injured

Coming back from an injury too soon is an accident waiting to happen. And our culture of sports has ignored this for far too long. As a result of coming back too soon, many promising athletes have been cast aside — wearing their new label, “injury prone”. One example is NFL quarterback, Robert Griffin III (a.k.a. RG3). Another in the … Read More

two mistakes to avoid in order to avoid re-injury

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Adam Friedman Advanced Athletics Athlete For Life Corrective Exercise

Do you know what the #1 predictor of injury is? It’s a previous injury. Of the hundreds of athletes who I’ve assessed, I can’t think of a single one who hasn’t had a history of having at least one injury. It’s safe to say that playing sports and training hard comes with an unwanted price. That is, unless you avoid … Read More

never back down from a good fight

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Adam Friedman Advanced Athletics 30-Day Get Lean Challenge Posture

Let’s be clear from the start. I’m not advocating violence here. I’m advocating exercising a relentless effort to take on the constant challenges that make you a better athlete. One never-ending challenge that requires that kind of tenacious effort from you is your posture. But what does posture have to do with being a better athlete? Well…a ton. It can … Read More