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The Story Of How Jersey Police Hate Me, and...

How I Was Fined, Towed, And Nearly Arrested All In One Night... And The Kick Ass Athletic Training "Keys" I Took Away From The Experience....

Warning: Awesome Pictures Below!

Yo- Adam Here!  HA!  READ THIS STORY!!!

I had to post about this! Ha, so I’m in New Jersey meeting some awesome people for a kick-ass group meeting with some of the world’s top sports trainers!

We had an incredible day of learning, sharing helpful training tips and business ideas… it was awesome.

My “massive problem” occurred after our meeting finished up, as myself, Ryan Munsey, and well known athletic trainer Chandler Marchman all hopped into my sleek, but sexy Chevy Camaro to head down the road a couple miles to grab some food before bed.

It was around 11pm, so a bit late and I was pretty hungry. So admittedly, proper parking wasn’t high on my list of priorities this evening…

I mean, we were going to run in and out from our meal- So I parked on the wrong side of the street… (big deal, right?)

In fact, I didn’t even know that was illegal!

Dinner was quick and delicious! A lot of fun! I really enjoyed it!

But unfortunately when I walked outside, I was met by red and blue lights, and a police car sitting right in front of mine…

I immediately thought “damn, a parking ticket”… could be worse…

but then I got the bad news… and my heart actually skipped a beat.

“Mr. Linkenauger, your car registration is expired and your car is in our custody until you have registration… on top of that, you have two citations… illegal parking, and driving an unregistered vehicle” the cop rudely informed me…

I immediately was like “So I’m going to jail?” lol. And kinda made a few jokes in conversation to ease the tension…

Ha.. then the cop realized

  1. I’m a nice guy and
  2. I’m not angry, or rude, but respectful!

And he completely changed his voice and way of talking!

He asked if I wanted to wait in his car for the tow truck, so I can see who is towing me… and I said “sure”… because it was freezing!

He let myself, and Ryan in the back of the car… My dude Chandler was up front…

So the tow truck came… and went….

but then the cop was like:

 

“Well dudes, yall have been respectful, and honest, I can give ya a ride back!” and he was just as cool as could be…

He asked what we did, and then we got on the subject of youtube! As he drove us back, he pulled up some of our youtube vids while he drove down the road (hilarious) and was asking me about the big ACC championship ring on my finger!

He was loving the fact that we were all trainers and coaches, and had a large social following!

He was giving us mad respect!  And Talked how he couldn’t wait to share some of Chandler’s videos with some other cops he works with haha!

Back at the hotel, we posed for a few pics, and said our good byes!  A totally cool cop, doing his job, and being cool about an unfortunate situation for me.

But did you catch the moral to this story?  It is two-tiered and will benefit you greatly in your sports, life, (and run ins with the law!) in the future!

1st. Always face adversity calmly and respectfully in any situations. I could have freaked out, gotten pissed, lost my head, been rude, bitched, and complained… but what would that have gotten me?

Nothing, except maybe more punishment, and I sure as hell wouldn’t have gotten a ride back to the hotel!  Same for when your coach sits you… you make a bad play… you don’t see the results you expect… It HAPPENS… Deal with it.  Stay Calm… And figure the situation OUT!

2nd- No one.  Not even a pretty “bad-ass” New Jersey Cop can go without showing MAD Respect for a FREAK Athlete! Ha, I mean, he noticed my ring and was definitely impressed!

Asking questions about it… He was intrigued by it all!

It reminded me back to the first time I had the “authoritative” figures in my life respect me… It was back in high school, when my coaches were the ones I had to earn respect from… but damn it was so much harder then!

You know, it was kinda similar to this Police Officer actually…

He had ZERO respect for me until after I showed respect to him… and then let him figure out how “bad-ass” I was!  Then he began to show a lot of respect for me!

Same is true when I walked into my gym with zero respect the start of my junior year of high school.

Ha- the year before I was a runt, and just lacked all the traits really good athletes are “respected” for…

Like freak hops… lightning speed… superman like strength…

Ha- I had none of that as a sophomore…

I dunno about you, but I remember being so damn jealous of the athletes who were “born” with these insane abilities!  Man, they ticked me off…

But it all changed one day when my brother questioned my work ethic and dedication…

He told me if I wanted my goals, and respect, and athleticism… I would need to work harder, and SMARTER for them.

Smarter was the KEY term… I was never afraid to work… I just always lacked the knowledge of “elite” training… and honestly, I wasn’t sure if it could work for me…

Well, long story short, that summer before my junior year I bought into “SMART” training, taking advice from some (expensive) professionals and began training on a proven system…

And the results PILED on… and man was it crazy!!  I went from barely touching net to dunking whenever I wanted… I went from being slow, to the quickest guy on the court… I went from being weak, and frail, to strong, explosive, and FEARED on the court…

It was insane…

But still.. when I walked in to that gym junior year, for tryouts… I wasn’t even considered a “top 10″ guy…

The coaches remembered me from LAST SEASON, and more or less stereotyped me as the same weak, un-athletic kid…

I had to EARN his respect!

Ha, and earn it I did…

In one of the first plays of our tryout scrimmage I crossed over the starting point guard, and went down the middle for a one hand tomahawk dunk!

Ha, I still remember cracking a smile when I say my coaches face… He was in SHOCK!  He began talking to me more, and complimenting me!  It was crazy!

That is truly how fast it took me to earn respect from him… Three months of training led to one 5 second play, that put me from no one, to the starting point guard… just like that…

The funny thing is I can show you exactly how I did it!

 

Click the Red “LEARN MORE” button below , and checkout my Become a Freak V2 system for half off the everyday price… these are some types of training I used to change my athleticism, and add over 12″ to my vertical jump in one summer…as well as earn my coaches respect!