One of my biggest life challenges is time management. My packed schedule means I’m often pressed for time. So when it comes to training, I can’t waste a second on exercises that serve little to no purpose to me achieving my goals. I need the most effective movements. Those that provide the most bang for […]
Watching this video will help you to get started down the path of relieving your knee pain, and preventing it in the future. First and foremost Make sure to get evaluated by your physician. If your knee pain is a result of something that requires surgery, then it’s best to make sure you get the help you need […]
Ignoring the proper functional progression is a recipe for lackluster results, and potential injury 🙁 So if you’ve hit a plateau, or hit some injury road bumps in your strength and speed training, then you may have been a bit overzealous and did not pay enough attention to maintaining your Foundation. It’s what allows […]
It’s been said that in life over-ambition can sometimes backfire. This happens often with many athletes and fitness enthusiasts who are so driven about achieving amazing results that they lose themselves in exercise and end up in a constant state of being broken down and risking injury. As a health professional, I witness this condition […]
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, either through physical breakdown, or contact. So a major responsibility of an athlete or a […]
Jump! That’s right, try it. Stand up and jump as high as you can. Yes, right now. How did that feel? Were you able to reach new heights? Do you want to go higher? There are lots of reasons to work on your vertical jump technique. If you’re an athlete, improving your jump can improve […]
by Adam Friedman, CSCS
Founder of Advanced Athletics
If you are looking for a way to ignite your metabolism, progress your training, challenge yourself, and have fun doing it, then Circuit Training may be the answer you’re looking for. For many of us, our common workout regimen is to separate the different components of exercise, like weight training and cardio. This usually looks like a number of resistance-type exercises, each done with sets, reps, and recovery before moving on. This is often followed by a mode of cardiovascular training for a specific duration and intensity. This is an ideal workout, which does produce great results. However, after a while, the body says "Ho-Hum…z-z-z-z-z-z-z-" because it has adapted pretty well to that flow, and that predictability. It causes the body to fall into a stagnant state, miniminzing the potential to reach your goal.
We get to change it up, and keep our body on its toes if we want to see results. Depending on your physical needs, exercise history, and goals, you should be switching up on your routine every two to four weeks. This will be highly beneficial to the improvement in strength, conditioning, growth of lean tissue, and the reduction of fat.
Adam Friedman, CSCS, CN, founder of Advanced Athletics, Inc. performs deadlifts using a hex bar (a.k.a. “Trap Bar”) in Venice, CA.
Adam Friedman, Founder of Advanced Athletics, demonstrates hamstring negatives, which is an excellent exercise to develop eccentric strength. In addition, it also greatly challenges the core.
Adam Friedman, CSCS, CN, founder of Advanced Athletics, Inc. performs deadlifts using a straight bar in Venice, CA.
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 your goals faster.