My definition of ATHLETICISM: the ability to move uninhibited in any range of motion with strength, speed, and coordination along with the ability to seamlessly adapt to any situation.
Ultimate Athleticism is the result of my quest to become an exceptional athlete by working smarter on the right movements.
Learn how to design a program that develops exceptional strength, power, endurance and mobility AND fits any lifestyle.
What it Covers
Ultimate Athleticism teaches you the movements you should be practicing, how to safely perform those movements (photo, videos, and written instructions!), and how to program your training to become a well-rounded athlete.
Table of Contents
Fitness, Health & Performance Overview
L-Press to Handstand
Power & Olympic Lifting
Accessory and Grip
A Word From The Author
"I love books that make me pop off the chair, go into my backyard and hang from the rings. Hey, I like Shakespeare and Cervantes, too, but you never see me on the stage or tilting a windmill after a few chapters. Max Shank's "Ultimate Athleticism" has me working on my handstand, attempting to force my hips up on the levers and reconsidering one legged movements. I am a fan of minimalism as a starting line for thinking; Max runs with this in training by suggesting the mastering of four movements: L-Press to Handstand, Deadlift, Front Lever, Airborne Lunge. This book is amazing as he walks us through why he picked these movements and then, more important, the progressions necessary for achieving these movements. I can't recommend this book enough, but be prepared to explore movement again."
- Dan John
INTERNATIONALLY RECOGNIZED AUTHOR AND PRESENTER, 2-TIME HIGHLAND GAMES MASTERS CHAMPION
"I just finished reading Max Shank’s new book Ultimate Athleticism and I am incredibly impressed! Max is a rare individual in the health and fitness world; he is both an articulate writer as well as an incredible athlete, and it is this unique blend that makes his book such a powerful addition to your training library. Max has done a masterful job answering the most common question that every fitness professional encounters with clients which is, “How can I get maximal improvement with the limited time I have available?” Following Max’s advice and programs in this book virtually guarantees improvement in every facet of your body and athleticism in minimum time. I highly recommend it and encourage you to absorb not only it’s basic message, but also the spirit of play and ongoing improvement that Max so powerfully encourages and exemplifies."
- Dr. Eric Cobb
FOUNDER, Z-HEALTH PERFORMANCE
Frequently Asked Questions
Question: What Equipment do I need?
Minimum - Rings and Kettlebells
Ideal - Rings, Pullup bar, Kettlebells, Barbell, and Dowel
Question: I'm a beginner. Will this be too challenging for me?
Nope! Regressions are provided for all of the movements, so you can start where you are.
Question: How much time do I need to commit?
2-7 hours a week. Consistency and the 80% rule (=avoid injury) are most important.