Have you ever found yourself thinking, “I’ll always be in pain”? If so, know that you’re not alone. That same negative thought crosses most people’s mind at least once after they’re injured. I know this to be true, from both personal and professional experience. It can seem difficult to see past your pain, and the limitations that come with it. … Read More
To have performance longevity, you must confront one of your body’s natural tendencies. That its tendency is to take the path of least resistance (P.O.L.R.). And this is a vulnerability that can lead to no good, and catches up to everyone sooner or later. It sneaks up in subtle ways. At first in your early thirties, there’s a little body … Read More
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
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
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
As great as Kobe Bryant was as an athlete, in the end he demonstrated what not do in the presence of fatigue. In the 2012-13 season, he pushed himself into tearing his achilles tendon. His body gave out because he ignored the signs. I’ll never forget that moment. As with so many greats, we were witness to the end of … Read More
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
Kinesiologist, Personal Trainer, and Nutritionist Adam Friedman, CSCS, CN, and founder of Advanced Athletics, gives, as a part of a 30-Day Fitness Jump Start series, some helpful tips in making changes in your body when you have physical restrictions, or injuries.
Kinesiologist, Personal Trainer, and Nutritionist Adam Friedman, CSCS, CN, and founder of Advanced Athletics, gives, as a part of a 30-Day Fitness Jump Start series, some helpful tips to regain your momentum with your fitness after experiencing an injury.
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