Mobility | MAX SHANK Training Programs
May 13, 2017
Kettlebell Hip Hinge Prep

NEVER Swing a Kettlebell Until You Do THIS

Kettlebell Swings are an extremely powerful exercise for improving athleticism, posture, strength, and building a better butt. Unfortunately they are also extremely dangerous…IF your body isn’t properly prepared for the task. Far too many people jump right into kettlebell swings without proper preparation, hurt their back, and say kettlebells hurt them. It was not the kettlebell’s […]
April 18, 2017
Mobility equals strength

How Mobility Made Me Stronger (and how it can do the same for you)

True physical strength makes life easier and more fun. It also transforms your body into something you’d be proud to display at the beach. Unfortunately, many of us get derailed in our pursuit of strength due to injuries, stiffness, and pain. Part of the reason for this is that folks just don’t appreciate what mobility training […]
March 10, 2017
Max Up Dog

Feel Better by Mobilizing Your Joints (The Right Way)

Stiff, achy, or painful joints and muscles can be the nail in the coffin for your fitness and health aspirations.   Because the goal is to have a physical body that can support any athletic endeavor you might like to pursue, we need to lay out a solid foundation. That foundation is going to come in […]
February 3, 2017
Max hug swiss ball

Babies, Bathwater, and Swiss Balls

Getting “set in our ways” is an easy path and one that limits our potential. Fortunately, over the past 10 years, I’ve had the pleasure of changing my mind about a great many things in the fitness industry. The lesson for this week is to let effectiveness, and fun, be our guide to long-term success when […]
January 20, 2017
Mobility Drills for Tennis Elbow

3 Mobility Moves for Healthy Elbows

Elbow pain and “tendonitis” can quickly derail your plans for having a strong and healthy body. Many people are quick to diagnose any elbow problem as tendonitis and give the simple advice of REST. This is not bad advice, per se–because you should definitely not aggravate an inflamed elbow. If you continue to push through elbow […]
December 19, 2016

Build Muscle and Strength…with Mobility?

When it comes to Health and Athleticism, it seems that professionals really narrow their scope. This is natural of course–just like how a neurosurgeon should only be doing brain surgery and a podiatrist should secretly worship deal only with feet and ankles. The problem comes when these professionals believe that one attribute is superior or inferior to other […]
December 2, 2016

Enhance Your Fitness by Adding More Yin to Your Yang

I was speaking with a close friend the other day after Jiu Jitsu class–he was asking me for advice on how to improve his overall athleticism and health. This isn’t always an easy question, so I asked him a few of my own to clarify the situation and come up with a more useful response. “How 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 […]
November 3, 2016
prevent common injuries

3 Ways to Prevent Common Injuries for Lifters

We all want to be healthy and strong, so we exercise. Unfortunately, for many of us, those plans are derailed before the train can really leave the station. Injuries and stiffness take us off the path to strength and health. An injury can be cause by a variety of different factors, but the most common is […]