Mobility | MAX SHANK Training Programs
January 12, 2018
Super human

The Best Exercise for Human Mobility

Humans have been developing for a REALLY long time… Our genetic code today has been shaped by the tasks most important to our survival. In earlier versions of project human we were mostly hanging around and squatting, so our bodies crave to be conditioned this way. Hanging has gained popularity recently and for good reason—it makes […]
December 15, 2017
4 Travel Training strategies

4 Travel Training Tricks You Should Know

When traveling, it’s easy to completely drop the ball on our healthy routines. Fortunately, there are a few travel training strategies to make fitness on the road super simple! Strategy 1: Bodyweight training The truth is, if you have a wall and some ground, you have a LOT of possible things you can do. In fact, […]
November 11, 2017
Max Swinging Legs

Indian Club Kicks

Yes, you read that right – Indian Club Kicks! I’ve been really letting the creative juices flow devising new methods of enhancing human health and performance and came up with something shocking. Let’s take a step back to childhood where we will begin our journey to today’s movement… Think of your earliest drawings as a kid. There were […]
September 29, 2017
Pile of Paperwork

Paperwork (the BEST exercise habit…using just a piece of paper)

You’ve heard of paperwork? This is the EXACT opposite of that. What I am about to show you is SO SIMPLE, and yet, it is an absolute game-changer for your vision, mobility, and overall physical health. And I’ll be honest, even your life. Let me explain… If you have read anything on my site before you […]
September 21, 2017
Core Trick using dowel

One Weird Trick to Fix the Core & Hips

Correct exercise form has nothing to do with the appearance or “shape” of the exercise. It has everything to do with the prime mover and stabilizing muscles firing both completely and sequentially—regardless of what the movement looks like. If any muscle isn’t firing properly in a coordinated fashion, something else will pick up the slack, and […]
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 […]
August 18, 2017
Max Crawling for Healthy Shoulders

3 Shoulder Saving Exercises

Many people have their fitness and health goals derailed by a lack of healthy shoulder function–and being able to reverse that is a priceless talent. The prime mistake I see made, is a narrow focus. The glenohumeral joint is just one small part of healthy shoulder function, yet most people ONLY look there. The most overlooked […]
June 15, 2017

De-Stress at your Desk (With These Simple Strength and Mobility Exercises)

Sitting for long periods of time can take a toll on your body and mind. Stress can build up if you don’t actively manage it… Fortunately, with just a few minutes of smart movement, you can feel a ton better physically and mentally! Wouldn’t it be great if you could get stronger and more flexible while […]
June 1, 2017
Pec Tear Injury

How to Tear 25 Guys Pecs in 10 days

During the CrossFit Games this year, over 25 MEN (and counting) have torn their pecs. Injuries really suck—and sometimes they can’t be predicted or avoided. But sometimes they can. Today I’d like to share with you the real reason that people are tearing things and breaking themselves at such a high rate. It all comes down […]