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Knowledge without Change

In nearly every aspect of life, we use the term “experience” interchangeably with “effectiveness.” One of my main problems with this is personified by this hypothetical person: Imagine a person with 30 years of experience as a personal trainer. We’re … Continue reading


The Two Best Exercises You’ve Never Tried

A great all-around exercise should make people stronger, promote better posture, and if possible, enhance flexibility. Consider that our back muscles tend to get super weak while our chest and shoulders get super stiff. This is largely due to the … Continue reading


Articles, Podcast, and Upcoming Events

As I have been updating my website I realized that I have neglected to share with you many articles and podcasts I’ve done outside of Maxshank.com and Ultimate Athleticism. I think these are great (duh) so starting today I am … 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