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Better Every Day Book Club: The Hybrid Athlete

The Hybrid Athlete by Alex Viada One thing I really liked was that Alex answers my standard question for anyone asking what type of training is best — “for who?” He describes how to put it together for a variety of … Continue reading

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Who needs fitness help?

I’ve changed. It’s been over 6 years since I opened my gym Ambition Athletics, and I could not be more different. Fortunately, I notice a difference every year, and this past one was no exception. When I opened the gym … Continue reading


Sonder: We are all egomaniacs—and that’s OK

My friend Brian used a word the other day I had never heard before. It was called Sonder. Essentially it means “the idea that everyone around you has a life that is just as intricate, detailed, and complex as 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

  • Experience Life
  • Drangon Door
  • T- Nation
  • Life Hacker
  • BM
  • JTS