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ALTIS 360 Highlight: From Research to Performance – Practical Considerations for High Performance Sport

We have reached out to our neighbors here in Phoenix, AZ quite often over the last year to have discussions around bringing practical sports medicine to the forefront of human performance. As part of this initiative, we have secured two video presentations (with more to come!) from our local network in professional sport. These videos can be found for FREE...

Sprinting: It’s Just Like Riding A Bike … Until It’s Not

“It’s just like riding a bike” This is a phrase that refers to a learned skill that is retained over time; if you learned how to ride a bike as a kid, even years later, it's hard to forget.   You have probably ridden a bike, and can attest to the above — but have you ever taught someone else how...

The Coach’s Eye

The following is an excerpt from the Need for Speed digital course. When you watch an athlete move, where do your eyes go? What are you looking for? Do you have a consistent pattern of analysis? Where do you stand? What plane do you observe most? Where do you start looking?  The feet, the hips, the shoulders? What are you most comfortable watching?...

Jumping: A Skill and A Science

Current ALTIS Apprentice, Mohammad Nourani, drew from his experiences competing and working in multiple sports to put together this comprehensive resource on various jumps. This article will examine the basics of jump biomechanics, as well as compare and contrast jumps in separate sports, to show commonalities.  Enjoy! Despite the purpose, intent, and outcomes of jumps across various sports being different,...

Guest Post: How to use the ALTIS Kinogram Method in Tennis

This post comes courtesy of Matt Kuzdub. Matt's best known for creating www.mattspoint.com - an online platform for all things tennis training - including coaching, articles and ebooks. He also coaches a small group of elite players (college & pro), both on and off the tennis court. Previously, Matt was the lead sport scientist at 'Train with PUSH' and holds an MSc...

A Practical Guide to Training during Ramadan

Written by Mohammad Nourani — current intern coach at ALTIS and former NCAA collegiate athlete. Every Ramadan is said to be unique, and 2020 is no exception. The current global pandemic has added additional hurdles for Muslim athletes, who now have to find even more creative ways to train, on top of dealing with the challenges of Ramadan. Not that...

ALTIS 360 Highlight – Coach Like a Caveman by Nick Winkelman

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. Nick Winkelman. Read the summary below from Strength & Power Coach Jason Hettler to learn more about this fantastic presentation and then head over to the Free...

Hurdle Spacing Considerations – A Primer

In the article following, world renowned hurdles Coach - Andreas Behm shares an excerpt from the ALTIS Track & Field Series Course he is currently authoring: 'Coaching the Sprint Hurdles' . This course will be released later this year so stay tuned for more information dropping later this summer! A couple of questions I often get asked by coaches are:...

Stop Dragging Your Toes: Part VI

Welcome back to the final part of this series on the ‘toe-drag phenomenon’.   Thanks for sticking with me here! What was supposed to be just a short post on this somewhat controversial topic, has ended up being a six-parter - which honestly, could go on forever!  I tried writing this succinctly, but the reality is that much of what I...

Stop Dragging Your Toes: Part V

In part IV, I discussed the general framework by which we go about designing our input (in this specific case, the ‘technical’ input of block clearance and early acceleration).  In part V, I’d like to take it a step further, and discuss how we do this in practice - i.e. what are the next steps in determining how each athlete...
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