5 risk factors that affect shoulder health and how to fix them

Adam FriedmanAthlete For Life, Search & Rescue Mobility

Advanced Athletics Adam Friedman Search and-Rescue Mobility Module 3 Thoracic Shoulder Stretch

As an athlete, you want to have healthy shoulders. Yet a shoulder injury is, without question, the most common injury amongst athletes. And when it happens, the resulting shoulder pain is often debilitating and agonizing on many levels. I know this to be true. Because I’ve helped countless numbers of individuals to overcome their shoulder issues. And I’ve had my … Read More

the number one mistake you make when you stretch

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Adam Friedman Advanced Athletics Fitness Expert Hip Stretch

The goal for any isolated stretch you do should be to relax the target muscles and restore them to their optimal length. The goal is to promote the full range of motion of a target joint or joints. Your muscles can then deliver their full force potential with every contraction. And do so with the least risk of soft-tissue or … Read More

12 ways to get ahead of injury, and stay there

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Adam Friedman Fitness Expert Advanced Athletics Athlete For Life Mobility Leg Stretch

Proactive: taking action to produce a good result or avoid a problem, rather than waiting until there is a problem. Sit with that definition for a moment, and consider how it applies to your approach to your body. For you high performing athletes, being proactive defines your mindset and the follow-through you need to achieve long-term success. It’s how to … Read More

4 ways to relieve lingering muscle tension

Adam FriedmanAthlete For Life, Fitness Tips, Isometric Stretching, Search & Rescue Mobility

Adam Friedman Advanced Athletics Fitness Expert Demonstrates Rumble Roller Self Myofascial Massage For Mobility

Have you ever noticed that after you finish training, the muscles you worked feel ‘tight’ for a few minutes? This tightness happens because there is residual blood volume that’s pumped into your working muscles. The additional blood flow helps to transport oxygen and energy substrates (nutrients) in, while moving waste out. And it results in the stretching of local tissue … Read More

your opposing muscles: how you’re losing the game of tug-of-war

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Adam Friedman Advanced Athletics Athlete For Life SARM Hamstring Stretch With Band for Mobility

A hallmark of any high-level athlete is their capacity to perform with fluidity of motion in their chosen sport. These athletes exemplify outstanding: Strength Explosiveness Body control (i.e. grace) Appearance of effortlessness It’s what you and I are striving for on our journey to be an Athlete For Life. To achieve that fluidity of motion you must have synergy between … Read More

part ii – how your joints play a game of hide-n-seek & how to win

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Adam Friedman Advanced Athletics Athlete For Life Fitness Expert SARM Exercise Outdoor Training

Last week, I introduced you to the idea that your underused, dysfunctional joints may very well be playing hide-n-seek with you. If you missed it, click here. We covered joint dissociation (the ability to stabilize one joint while you accelerate another), the resulting consequences and symptoms to recognize, as well as the reasons joints hide in the first place. Now, … Read More

how your joints play a game of hide-n-seek & how to win

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Adam Friedman Fitness Expert Athlete For Life Joint Health Lumbo-Pelvic Hip Stretch

Without a doubt, hide-n-seek is the most popular children’s game…ever! Why? Because we all love attention. And the game is a fun way to give it and receive it. It’s a WIN-WIN! But the game stops being fun when the underused joints in your body play hide-n-seek with you … or without you. Your dysfunctional joints are starving for your … Read More