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Jason Hettler
ALTIS Strength and Power Coach

Book Review: Think and Grow Rich

I was late to the party. I’ve just read the oft-recommended, Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill. Unpopular opinion….I would not recommend. Maybe my expectations were too high due to the publicity this book receives. Maybe I’m too big a fan of Mastery by Robert Greene and not ready to allow another book of similar content to surpass it. Either way, I didn’t find the...

Reinventing the Wheel: Applications to Modern Training Theory

Did you know the Free Resources section on our site includes full-length presentations from ALTIS 360 to give viewers an idea of what they can expect on the platform? The latest addition to this group of videos comes courtesy of Dr. John Wagle. Read the summary below from Strength & Power Coach Jason Hettler to learn more about this fantastic...

2019-2020 Reflections Pt. I Chinese National Sprint Team

As part of our continued partnership with the Chinese Athletics Association our Strength & Power Coach Jason Hettler has joined their National Sprint Team to aid in the preparation for the Tokyo Olympic Games. Continue reading to hear about Jason’s experiences thus far. ... There’s something vastly different about an Olympic year in Track and Field.  But who am I...

The Need for Problem-Driven Solutions

Each of us comes from chaotic environments with different constraints, challenges, and bottlenecks. Even though we all share a similar goal - performance - it is challenging to directly help solve each other’s specific problems.  The complex worlds we live in consist of unique interactions between the elements that make up these worlds. Our context is different. Therefore, the most...

Resisted Sprint Training – ALTIS and 1080 Motion…Part III

In Part 2 of this series we explored the first 3 training cycles, or 9 weeks, of the 2017-18 season and gave context around the Load-Velocity Profiles provided by 1080 Sprint. In this installment we will dive further into the training season, comparing and contrasting Athletes 2 and 3 (Table 1) from the last article. Table...

Resisted Sprint Training – ALTIS & 1080 Motion….Part II

In the first installment of this series ALTIS Strength & Power Coach - Jason Hettler provided a brief overview of the state of heavy resisted sprint training, the ‘Living Lab’ concept, and the difference between exploratory and explanatory data collection and analysis. The Set-Up In this article we will feature the first 3 training cycles (9 weeks) of the 2017-2018...

Resisted Sprint Training – ALTIS & 1080 Motion

Written by ALTIS Speed & Power Coach - Jason Hettler - this article explores the use of resisted sprint training for speed development. Traditional views on speed development are often rooted in maximum strength. It is frequently believed, and sometimes correctly so, that increasing maximum strength abilities will result in a subsequent increase in speed. While this may hold true...

Strength Training Programming

This article, written by ALTIS Strength & Power Coach - Jason Hettler outlines some of the strategies used by ALTIS to develop effective Strength Training Programs. The development and progression of a strength training program from early season training into the competitive season is a common concern of many coaches I speak with. Additionally, many of the interns that come...
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