Strength & Conditioning | MAX SHANK Training Programs
September 15, 2021

Top 3 Do-Or-Die Daily Exercises (not what you think)

Have you heard me discuss the “High Cost Of Zero?” This is a term I coined to describe the destruction caused by a total lack of certain stimuli. There are certain movements that, if completely ignored (zero), will deteriorate the human body all over (high cost).  BUT, doing just a few minutes a day is a […]
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 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… […]