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

video: half kneeling psoas stretch 1.0 with pillar press

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Adam Friedman Advanced Athletics SARM Half-Kneeling Psoas Stretch 1.0 with Pillar Press

Hi athletes! Now that you’re up to speed on the 6 ways to focus your efforts when you stretch (if you missed it, I encourage you to take the time to go back and read), I wanted to share this “Half-Kneeling Psoas Stretch” with you. This exercise is great for learning how to lengthen and relax a tight ilio-psoas (AKA … Read More

the number one mistake you make when you stretch

Adam FriedmanAthlete For Life, Flexibility thru Stretching, Search & Rescue Mobility, Stretching

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

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

Adam FriedmanAthlete For Life, Search & Rescue Mobility, Training Tips

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

why you need to work on your single-leg balance

Adam FriedmanAthlete For Life, SARM, Search & Rescue Mobility

Adam Friedman Personal Trainer Advanced Athletics Athlete For Life Single Leg Balance Exercise

Your single-leg balance (SLB) is essential to your performance in sports and in your everyday activity. Unfortunately, it’s often overlooked and undertrained by most athletes. So it’s easy to miss all they ways your body might be compensating, and increasing the risk of injury. Does this sound like you? SLB is something I test on every athlete I work with. … Read More

6 signs you may be on your way to lower back pain

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Adam Friedman Advanced Athletics Athlete For Life Lower Back Pain Leg Stretch

Whenever you experience any degree of lower back pain (LBP), it means that your body is in a state of dysfunction. Your pain is there to wake you up to this fact. And it is trying to get you to take instigate you into taking corrective action. What I want you to understand is that it didn’t have to get … Read More