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Fascia: A historical Perspective

INTRODUCTION   In our centuries-long quest to comprehend the complexities of the human body, we have often adopted a reductionist approach - dissecting systems into their constituent parts to study and understand each element in isolation. While this has led to significant advancements in medical science, it has also imposed limitations, as such a method rarely tells us how those...

The ALTIS Performance Trinity: Cornerstone Courses for All Coaches

Discover Your Potential as a Coach Our mission here at ALTIS is to empower motivated coaches like you, to excel beyond the conventional: to achieve and reach your individual potential in your career. Our belief underpinning this is firm: excellence in coaching extends well beyond mere information. It's about fostering a deep understanding and application of critical thinking, effective communication,...

The ALTIS Foundation Course – A Comprehensive Review

Unlocking Coaching Excellence with the ALTIS Foundation Course In the dynamic world of sports coaching, achieving excellence requires more than just passion and dedication. It demands continuous learning and adaptation to the latest methodologies and practices. The NSCA Accredited ALTIS Foundation Course has emerged as a cornerstone for coaches seeking to elevate their abilities and drive their athletes towards peak...

Flexing on Hamstring Strength & Health

Expand your hamstring training toolbox Join Coach Andreas Behm, and expand your hamstring training with a twist! Discover the lesser-known sibling of scissor bounds - the Flexed-Leg Scissor Bounds (FLSB) - and rethink your approach to hamstring strength and health. Whether you're warming up or winding down, FLSBs are the versatile exercise you didn't know you needed. Time to flex...

What is weakness, anyway?

In this article, Dr. Ramogida, who has decades of experience working with elite athletes - including roles with British Athletics prior to the 2012 Olympics, The Golden State Warriors and The Seattle Seahawks - shares his groundbreaking perspective on the often-misunderstood concept of "weakness" in athletes. Through a deep dive into the importance of fascial health and its impact on...

Think, Reflect, Excel: The Socratic Method in Coaching

Socratic questioning, a concept inspired by the ancient philosopher Socrates, is all about sparking deeper thought and reflection through probing questions. For coaches, this approach can be a game-changer. It moves beyond traditional instruction, inviting athletes to think critically about their actions, motivations, and the intricacies of their sport. John Wooden, the revered UCLA basketball coach, perfectly exemplified this approach....

The ALTIS Assessment Protocol

Assessing speed and movement We are often called in to work with professional teams who bring us in to consult on specific movement or speed-related issues.  In the next 2-minutes we share our Assessment Protocol, which is our first port of call for triaging what matters, and what actions to take.  Example assessment - Baseball Our assessment process follows four...

Three things I no Longer do in my Coaching…

Dive into the transformative coaching journey of Boo Schexnayder, a mastermind in track and field, as he unveils pivotal changes to his training regimen for horizontal jumpers. With a focus on precision over volume, targeted intensity, and a strategic return to foundational strength training, Schexnayder's approach is reshaping the landscape of athletic development. Discover how these insights can revolutionize your...

Dan Pfaff: The Essential Blueprint for Effective Sports Training

This insightful excerpt is from Coach Dan Pfaff's weekly newsletter, "Between the Lines." Topic for the week In this article, we explore what - in my view - form the hallmarks of sound methodology and effective coaching strategy in a coaching program. This article is intended to offer input for coaches seeking guidance in creating and evaluating programs that not only achieve...

Beyond the Track: A 24-7 Approach to Sporting Excellence

Every pre-season, I have individual sit-downs with the athletes I work with, diving into the essence of commitment to their sport. I make it clear that being an athlete isn't just about those 15-20 hours a week spent training; it's a 24-7 pursuit. It's an all-encompassing, interconnected way of living. "We're aiming for an 8/10 across the board," I tell...