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


Bottom Up Press

Shoulders: One Move to Reintegrate your Mobility into Strength (Part 3)

There is one move that stands a cut above others in terms of encouraging proper muscle activation and movement at the shoulder…the Bottom Up Kettlebell Press. Reasons why I love the Bottom Up Kettlebell Press: -Automatic core activation -Automatic rotator … Continue reading

Skin the Cat

Shoulders: You’re probably doing it wrong (Part 2)

Last week we discussed the order of operations required for addressing shoulder function—specifically the mobility component. If you didn’t read part one here are the highlights: 1) Learn to Breathe diaphragmatically 2) Teach your Core to function like a core … Continue reading

Corning Facing Wall Slides

Shoulders: You’re probably doing it wrong (Part 1)

I have mentioned several times in the past that the glenohumeral joint (ball and socket of shoulder) is the most mobile AND the most vulnerable. This is a two-edged sword. On the one hand, you are able to take 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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  • T- Nation
  • Life Hacker
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