Ultimate Athleticism Series: Discover how easy it can be to become the ultimate athlete !!


Simba Squats

Simba Squats

The Goblet Squat is a fantastic exercise to teach the movement pattern and engage the anterior chain (front abs), but everything has it’s weakness… The common weaknesses for the squat movement are the abs and upper back. For the hips to be … Continue reading

Habit Unicorn

Are Habits Like Unicorns?

When it comes to fitness, health, professional and personal success, it is so common for every guru out there (myself included) to discuss the importance of building good habits. The key benefit of a habit is the automaticity of the … Continue reading

Sling Systems

Kickstand Scapular Row Circles

I want to show you guys a fantastic exercise that kills about 14 birds with 3 stones. It’s called Kickstand Scapular Row Circles. What it improves: -Strength of the scapular retractors through full scapulothoracic motion (shoulder blade gliding on your … Continue reading



Dedicated to the pursuit of Movement, Strength, & Education

Max Shank “found” exercise at age 18 without even the ability to touch his toes or do a single pull up.  Upon this discovery Max immersed himself deeply in every piece of information he could get his hands on regarding exercise, from weightlifting to gymnastics and back again. Shortly thereafter he founded Ambition Athletics, out of a desire to help make everyone better, sharing the same strategies that helped him go from “zero to hero.”

Max is a firm believer that everyone should be strong, capable, and confident to handle any situation regardless of age or gender. Apart from being very active in Martial Arts, Max competes in the Highland Games and recommends that adults spend more time in physical “play.” Max has also received an Official Commendation from the United States Marine Corps for services rendered in the course of enhancing the athletic readiness of the 1st Anglico at Camp Pendleton. Learn More

Max has been featured in

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  • Life Hacker
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