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July 20, 2021

The Truth About Fasting

I’m on my 7th day without food, here are some thoughts: Fasting offers benefits. Those benefits are both physical and mental. “I fast for greater physical and mental efficiency.” -Plato Fasting is the first principle of medicine; fast and see the strength of the spirit reveal itself.” —Rumi Fasting is the greatest remedy, the physician within.  […]
June 16, 2021

The Truth About Fitness (and the Ultimate Athletic Attribute)

What does fitness actually mean? Why do people make fitness so damn complicated? What’s the best way to get fit? Fit for what exactly? I sat down with Ambition Athletics Head Coach Anders Rubini to discuss fitness from a big-picture perspective. We talked about fitness myths, what attributes we consider most valuable for fitness, and how […]
March 1, 2021

The Surprising Way your Vestibular System Rules your Strength and Movement

No one truly understands the full connection between your brain and body.We discover new aspects and connections within the human body every day.This is especially true with neuroscience, where it is constantly disproving itself, and fast...to the point where some information from only a few years ago we now know as completely false!One thing we DO know, in both practice and theory: Your […]
September 15, 2017
Man doing Creative Movement in Snow

The Magic Of Creative Movement

Daily life has a lot of straight edges, boxes, and lines designed for us to abide by. This can stifle creativity and movement in a profound way. It’s no wonder many people are becoming chair-shaped. It’s no wonder that the average human eye moves about 25% as fast as it should. It’s no wonder that our […]
July 14, 2017
Thoracic Bridge

Supercharge Your Training with “Strength Primers”

Did you know that you can amplify your strength during your workouts? Are you aware that a couple of simple movements done before your heavy lifts can allow you to lift more weight, and help reduce the risk of injury at the same time? This is a tool I’ve been using with great success for many […]
November 17, 2016
Max Shank Top Mobility Drills

3 Mobility Drills Everyone Should Be Doing

Since the inception of #5minuteflow I’ve gotten a lot of positive feedback. Many people all over the world are feeling better than ever, simply because they are making the commitment to dedicate 5 minutes of each morning to their orthopedic well-being. Even still, many people have asked for more direction, and maybe the most common question […]
January 7, 2016
Shoulder Savers Article

The Biggest Shoulder Mobility Mistake (Part 1)

The Biggest Shoulder Mobility Mistake (Part 1) (Read Part 2 or Part 3 of this blog) The glenohumeral joint (ball and socket of shoulder) is the most mobile AND the most vulnerable joint in your ENTIRE BODY. This is a two-edged sword. On one hand, you are able to take your arm through an impressively wide range of motion. On […]
May 10, 2015
5 Minute Flow Blog

Change Your Life in 5 Minutes

Movement is LIFE. Stop moving? You’re dead. Fortunately, just a few simple movements will make a PROFOUND impact on your health and wellbeing. It will even enhance your strength, by taking off the “neurological brakes”… You see, most people essentially drive around with the emergency brake on. Your body is fighting against itself instead of working together […]