My name is Adam Kemp and I am a Professional Basketball player with a passion for all things health and fitness related. I was born and raised in New York, where I discovered both a passion and a gift in basketball. The sport of basketball has provided me opportunities to learn about myself mentally, physically, and spiritually, taking me across the world to places I only dreamed of being able to go, though I am not done achieving my goals as an athlete
In the Fall of 2015, I suffered the toughest injury of my athletic career. This injury tested me from a physical standpoint, as I severely injured an ankle playing for B.C. Astana in Astana, Kazakhstan. When traditional rehabilitation proved to be ineffective in treating this injury, it forced me to return to the United States to further my rehabilitation and strength the ankle. Although my season was severely impacted by injury, the team I was signed to participates in the FIBA Cup and the VTB United League, along with the Kazakhstan National League.
Outside of basketball itself, fitness and training have become absolute passions of mine and I can safely say that my love for developing physical prowess is the main reason I have been able to continue elevating my game on the basketball court . This past summer, I measured 6’10” tall, with a weight of 257lbs and 7.5% body fat at the Detroit Pistons Free Agent Mini-Camp, along with bolstering a 37 inch vertical leap, leading to my invitation to their Summer League team. Along with my basketball skill set, my physical attributes were certainly a large part of the opportunity they granted me.
Growing up, I was never the naturally strongest athlete, which is why I am confident that the training methods I use now can be effective for anybody. I was always tall and lanky, yet, I refused to accept the fact that this would limit me to becoming uncoordinated, slow footed, or non-athletic. I was motivated to work harder because of of this, and I began to see hard working paying off as I was first able to dunk a basketball as a 6’7” sophomore in high school. At this point, I had not yet scratched the surface of what I was capable of physically. As my high school career progressed and eventually passed by, I continued to develop but was not yet satisfied personally with the results of the work I was putting in as an athlete. It wasn’t until I attended the Winchendon School in Winchendon, Massachusetts that I began to really investigate how to become a better athlete and how to live a healthier lifestyle overall.
In the beginning, I first started to look around and read vertical jumping guides as my main source of training information, along with talking with various trainers who “knew” what they were talking about. A lot of what I read or was told just didn’t seem to click with me. I always saw a lot of the information presented to me as fluff, and could have sworn that there was a better way to do it. From there on out, I decided to utilize my own ability as a human being to research and develop a system and knowledge base which I was more comfortable with and made sense to me, as opposed to taking the words of others who all claimed to have the answers, but not the same process of getting there. After reading and interpreting various articles and using myself as a “guinea pig,” I became increasingly in-tune with what worked and what didn’t work for myself, something that any individual should learn when looking to take their physical health into consideration. Along the way I picked up key information on what exactly I should be working on, which better allowed me to zero in on my training. In the end, as it is for most individuals, it is important to specify your training, diet, and supplementation for your body. Everyone responds differently, and it is essential to understand what works for your body to maximize your successes.
That being said, the information which I am going to lay out for you is what I consider, and personally have tested and abide by, to be the: safest, most functional, scientifically backed, and quickest way to increasing your abilities as an athlete as well as the overall health of your body. Together, we’ll work to bring you the results you want to see in your overall health physically, mentally, and spiritually. My own journey has been motivated by working hard, and then learning to work harder, and together, we can embark on the same journey.