how to find a “can do” attitude when you’re injured

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Adam Friedman Advanced Athletics Injured Rye football player mindset attitude recovery

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

why you need to confront the path of least resistance

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Adam Friedman Advanced Athletics Athlete For Life Kettlebell Swing Clean Bottom Exercise

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

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