two stability fundamentals to improve your overhead press strength

2019-06-11T15:10:22-07:00By |Categories: Athlete For Life, Athletic Power & Explosiveness, Search & Rescue Mobility, Strength Training|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

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 [...]

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how low you should squat? 5 checkpoints you need to know

2019-05-30T09:07:56-07:00By |Categories: Athlete For Life, Fitness Tips, Strength Training|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

How low should you squat? Just because you can get low in a squat, doesn’t mean that you should. The squat is considered to be one of the best exercises to build total body strength and build muscle. I’ve always [...]

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what to measure before you begin your 2019 fitness program

2018-12-24T11:05:57-07:00By |Categories: Athlete For Life, Training Tips|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

The first thing you need to do before starting your 2019 fitness program is measure your baseline. Your baseline is the current state of your key performance indicators (KPI's) -- the quantitative and qualitative results that link to your goals. [...]

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how the wrong footwear impacts your workout

2018-07-05T15:52:14-07:00By |Categories: Athlete For Life, Blog Posts|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

If you’re wearing the wrong gear on your feet, it can make you weaker and injury prone. I bring this up because I see too many people making the wrong shoe choice for their strength training. Most people overlook a [...]

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why lighter weights will help make you a stronger athlete

2018-06-27T16:03:48-07:00By |Categories: Athlete For Life, Blog Posts|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

No matter what your athletic goal is, your strength is the vessel that makes it possible to reach it. This is because strength training is about gaining control over your body. And when you push the outer limits of your [...]

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how to tell if your nutrition is working: part 1

2018-04-11T12:59:23-07:00By |Categories: Athlete For Life, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

It’s been one week since I challenged you to take three steps in the direction of getting back your Summer Swag. Hopefully, you stepped up and are on your way to revealing the amazing body you possess. This week I [...]

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bone broth – a game changer

2018-04-12T11:18:34-07:00By |Categories: Healthy Recipes, Healthy Snacks, Nutrition Tips|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

A couple of years ago, as I was shifting to a ketogenic (high fat / low carb) nutrition plan, I didn't feel right at first. I had low energy and brain-fog every morning. I was miserable. After researching to find [...]

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the 4-character combo to faster results

2018-04-12T11:19:05-07:00By |Categories: Athlete For Life, Strength Training|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

In any intelligent workout program you undertake, you should see a 4-character sequence that looks something like this: “3-0-X-1” What do these 4 characters represent? Actually something really significant when it comes to the results you can expect get from [...]

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2017’s powerful reminder for a better 2018

2018-01-05T12:58:43-07:00By |Categories: 30-Day Get Lean Challenge, Athlete For Life, Goal Setting, Healthy Lifestyle Management|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

2018 is fast approaching and I am optimistic. Are you with me?! Awesome!! But before looking ahead, I like taking a little time to reflect. I assess how I'm doing in all of the areas of my life that make [...]

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Training for Sports

2018-01-06T19:07:52-07:00By |Categories: Articles, Athletic Power & Explosiveness, Blog Posts, Plyometrics, Strength Training, Stretching|Tags: , , , , , , , |

One of the key components of success for an athlete is a Strength & Conditioning program focused on performance and prevention. Improving performance is the obvious overall objective in sports.  But participating in sports increases the chances of being injured, [...]

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Athletic Power & Explosiveness.wmv

2010-04-19T01:16:39-07:00By |Categories: Athletic Power & Explosiveness, Gold's Gym Commercial Series, Videos|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Adam Friedman, CSCS, CN, CMT, and founder of Advanced Athletics is representing the Gold's Gym Fitness Institute in this video to explain the principles developing athletics power and explosiveness, and give a few demonstrations of exercises to take your game [...]

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Strength Training.wmv

2010-04-19T01:13:20-07:00By |Categories: Gold's Gym Commercial Series, Strength Training, Videos|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Adam Friedman, CSCS, CN, CMT, and founder of Advanced Athletics is representing the Gold's Gym Fitness Institute in this video to explain the principles of strength training, and gives a few demonstrations which will help improve your training to achieve [...]

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