Adarian Barr is the Director and CEO of Next Level Athletics and Fitness (NLAAF). He has been involved in athletics since the age of 9 when he began competing. He is deeply passionate about athletics and feels strongly about aiding in the positive advancement of all sports.
Adarian has a Masters Degree in Physical Education, is a USATF Level I Lead Instructor, a USATF Level II Certified Coach in sprints, jumps, hurdles and relays, and a NESTA Speed Agility Quickness Trainer.
Adarian still competes and is a ranked and champion master athlete. In 2006 he was the number one ranked USA Masters Track and Field long and triple jumper in the 40-44 age-group. In 2007 he was the number one and two ranked USA Masters Track and Field triple and long jumper in the 40-44 age group.
While in high school, Adarian claimed the California State Champion title in the triple jump. After high school he attended the University of Colorado, Boulder and California State University, Chico where he still holds school records. After college he went on to coach at the collegiate level. He coached both cross country and track and field at Division I through Division III schools including Indiana State University. He has been coaching for over 17 years producing numerous collegiate track and field Conference Champions, All-Americans, All-Conference and school record holders.
NLAAF, Adarian’s most recent accomplishment, started in 1999 with the creation of the Combo Lift. The Combo Lift came about because there was a need for a lift that would work multiple joints at once. Its purpose is to build speed, power, and strength for track and field athletes at Bethany College. NLAAF has allowed Adarian to continue his passion for knowledge of athletics and to share this knowledge with anyone with an open mind and an equal passion for pushing human performances.
NLAAF’s mission statement is simply this: “simple solutions to everyday training restraints.” With that being said, Adarian is constantly searching and sharing his passion of making fitness and exercise easier to get people to do more. In order to do this, Adarian has come up with six patent pending inventions all related to better movement for better health. They include PALO, A-Barr, Asymmetrical Handlebars, Wacky Flip Flops, Wacky Insoles, and Wacky Soles. These products intend to follow along with NLAAF’s mission statement of making fitness easier so that people move more, leading to a healthier population.
Sprinting Philosophy and Drills
A x M = F, Force Application and Stride Length
PALO and Track and Field
Breathing for Performance
Asymmetrical Training for Performance
Cheetah Sprint Start
Elasticity and Elongation for Speed Development
Going Vertical While Maintaining Horizontal Speed; All Jumps
Skipping Instead of Running for Improve Fitness and Health
Toe Drag and a More Explosive Block Start
Shoulder Rotation: The Secret to Longer Stride, Faster Running
Warm up and it’s Purpose
Long Jump Approach
Skipping to better performance
NorCal All Sports Clinic 2009, 2010
Northwest All Sports Clinic 2011
Sacramento City College Fitness Friday 2011
Consumnes College Fitness Friday 2010