Knee Ability Zero Now Complete as a Picture-Book!

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Knee Ability Zero THE PICTURE BOOK

{Author's Note: Go for it! Feel free to share this with anyone you know who could use it. My aim is for your ATG membership to be the best value you've ever received in fitness. The world kneeds these solutions, and those like you, who want full mastery and coaching, have been instrumental with your support. Rather than forcing you to remake all this on your own, think of my knowledge as your knowledge. Just as I've changed over a thousand lives, I hope you change a thousand more...} INTRO I can still remember being 4 years old and telling my best friend I was going to save up for a Michael Jordan rookie card. I worked odd jobs, saved every penny, and at age 6 I did it: I bought a Michael Jordan rookie card for one thousand dollars. I had no interest in toys: just Jordan. First thing after waking up each day, I raced to the couch to turn on the TV, but not to watch cartoons... (From the 1990 video "NBA Superstars") An F-16 Fighting Falcon appears on the screen. Michael Jordan enters the tunnel into the arena. The F-16 approaches the runway, then Jordan steps onto the court. The F-16 begins accelerating for takeoff, and Jordan begins dribbling down the court. The F-16 gets faster. Jordan gets faster! F-16 - Jordan! Back and forth they go, till the F-16 lifts off and Jordan soars into the air for a dunk! Berlin's "Take My Breath Away" begins to play, and slow motion highlights of Michael Jordan ensue. Many hours a day I practiced these dunks on my Little Tike hoop in the garage. By age 9 I was waking up at 5am to do vertical jump programs before school. Thousands of nights I dreamed of dunking like Michael Jordan. Not once did I dream of lying halfnaked on an operating table as doctors used markers to draw where they were going to cut me open. Chronic knee pain secretly dominated my life starting at age 12. I remember during a fire drill at school, being worried that if a real fire broke out, I'd be the last one out, https://mailchi.mp/284f5262674e/knee-ability-for-life-july-6056807?e=[UNIQID]

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because unless I was warmed up, I couldn't even run, and I had to go up and down stairs very slowly to avoid the pain. Past Issues Translate

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By 14 it was not so secret: my teammates and coaches nicknamed me "Old Man" because my knees were so stiff. I finished high school with scars on my knee, not even close to dunking a basketball, and with no college coaches interested in giving me a scholarship. I recall the moment it hit home that my dream of being a basketball player had not succeeded. I had a real decision to make: What would I do with my life now? Would I choose a logical career and forget basketball, or would I devote my existence to figuring out how to bulletproof my knees? I chose the latter, and began painting walls during the day to make money, while I studied and experimented with how to fix my knees. A year went by with no results. In fact, I was certain I needed another surgery when a spark of truth finally presented itself... "The athlete whose knees can go farthest and strongest over his or her toes is the most protected." Everything I had been taught up to this point by dozens of trainers and physical therapists was very clear: NO KNEES OVER TOES - but when I read this statement, I immediately knew it was true. I scrambled on the internet looking for examples of this, and the first video footage I found was from Australian Strength Coach Keegan Smith, a student of Charles Poliquin. I became a student of Charles myself, and learned enough to get my knees to the point where I could play basketball with manageable pain. At age 21, I beat the odds and signed a college basketball scholarship with an up-and-coming coach named Je