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

two stability fundamentals to improve your overhead press strength

Adam FriedmanAthlete For Life, Athletic Power & Explosiveness, Search & Rescue Mobility, Strength Training

Adam Friedman Advanced Athletics Fitness Expert Overhead Press Tips Kettlebells

There’s a quote I love to recite to my students when teaching fundamentals of strength for an overhead press. The quote is this: “you can’t fire a cannon out of a canoe”, by Charles Poloquin. It’s not hard to imagine what would happen in this scenario. The canoe would be thrust backward, and the cannonball would land well short of … Read More

video: half kneeling psoas stretch 1.0 with pillar press

Adam FriedmanAthlete For Life, SARM, Search & Rescue Mobility, Search & Rescue Mobility, Stretching

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

video: kettlebell basics – the 6 exercises to master

Adam FriedmanAthlete For Life, Fitness Tips, Videos

I’m here with my latest video to give you a basic overview of working out with kettlebells. I’ll go over some do’s and don’ts and demonstrate the 6 best basic kettlebell exercises that every beginner should refine before graduating to complex combinations and flows. In case you’d like to revisit anything, here are the times/links: *Please note: they’ll open up … 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