Strength & Conditioning | MAX SHANK Training Programs
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 […]
December 15, 2020

Physical Freedom Daily Training Checklist

You want to feel free in your body every day for the rest of your life so you can do anything your heart desires. In the past 13 years, I’ve seen many people become prisoners in their own bodies simply due to a lack of stimulus. There are certain qualities that need to be preserved over […]
October 8, 2020

3 Keys In Year 33

Why 3? Today I turn 33, and 33 lessons are just too many. You’ll read it, nod your head a few times, and then go back to story-time roulette.  So you get 3. The format of thinking in 3’s is also very useful for organizing your thoughts. You’ll see how I show you 3 concepts broken […]
June 27, 2020

Muscle Building Principles (Part 1)

Your body would rather NOT build muscle. In fact, your body wants to save energy at all costs to help you survive easier. So in order to convince your body to spend precious calories building muscle, you need… Stimulus Recovery If you nail these, you’ll build lots of muscle. A powerful physique will come to you […]
August 4, 2019

Juggling For Max Health and Performance?

Hand-eye coordination is weirdly backwards term. If you ask me, it should be eye-hand coordination—this makes a lot more sense. You have to see it before you can touch it/catch it. One of the best ways to improve your eye-hand coordination is juggling. Anyone can learn to juggle, and the benefits are numerous. People have been juggling since at […]
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, […]
December 1, 2017
Max Deadlifting

Kinetic Chain Deadlifts

Sometimes the stars align and a miracle seems to happen… When I was experimenting the other day, I stumbled across an incredible discovery for the field of strength and health. You see, I was looking to teach someone how to deadlift better using some basic gymnastics ideas from Ultimate Athleticism. The Path to a Better Deadlift… […]
November 2, 2017
Max number one pull ups

THE #1 Pull-up You Should be Doing

Stick your index finger in the air and say “we’re number one!” That’s how we’re going to do pull-ups today… Many people do pull-ups completely wrong and end up hurting themselves by not balancing out the strength of their upper body muscles. Pulling movements with the same dysfunctional grip over and over again develop poor movement […]
October 20, 2017
Max Juggling and Hanging

Exercise the “Right” Way

For some people, fitness is like religion and politics: “my way is right, and you shall burn in hell forever for disagreeing with me.” Everyone believes that they are “right.” Yet, is there really a clear right and wrong way to do the whole fitness thing? Is there a wrong way to live your own life? No, […]