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Does How You Move Even Really Matter?

ALTIS CEO & Sprint Coach, Stu Mcmillan writes: Do you think that you can tell how efficient an athlete is by watching them perform?If you ask most people, Paula Radcliffe had a pretty inefficient running style. Yet she has ran the fastest time of any female in history, in one of the most competitive events - the marathon. In each...

Track and Field is Hard

So you’re a college junior, and you are setting PRs every other weekend.   This track & field thing is easy!   Right?   Not so fast. While it may feel like that, a very high percentage of professional track & field athletes set their personal best performances while they are in college.  That’s right - most athletes are at...

ALTIS Communication: Social Media, Transparency, and Authenticity

Last week, Ben Bloom of the British newspaper, the Daily Telegraph wrote a short profile piece on ALTIS sprinter Jodie Williams. The story outlined some of the challenges Jodie has faced over the last half dozen years.  An elite junior athlete, Jodie once went over 5 years between defeats, winning 151 straight races.  Since beginning her senior career, Jodie has...

The Critical Nature of Thinking

This article is written by ALTIS Intern Matt Kline. Before joining ALTIS as an Intern in the Spring of 2019, Matt worked as a Director at Power Train Sports & Fitness in York, Pennsylvania. This role came after completing a B.S. in Health and Exercise Science from Messiah College. In this article, Matt shares with us his thoughts on Critical...

Cynefin, Klay and KD

Over the last few weeks, through my weekly emails to the ALTIS Community, I have been writing about implementing a Performance Therapy methodology into an environment not currently operating in such a way.  I spent a few weeks discussing the bigger problem of how to impart greater cultural change, and this week began to narrow into the details somewhat.  ...

The Hamstring Problem

In the sports performance industry we’ve become infatuated with technology. While there’s no doubt that technology can be a valuable resource, any tool is only as useful as its application. It was nearly a decade ago when we saw a large upswing in the use of technology in sport. At that time, it was all about getting the next new...

Thinking Scientifically

The ALTIS/ISo-sport living lab The primary aim of the ALTIS/Iso-Sport Living Lab is to improve the integration of science with practice in sport performance environments. We understand that the results of our work will not always be generalizable to the broader population of athletes, beyond the elite level. Thus, it is a secondary goal of ours to help coaches create...

Athletigen ACP Podcast with Molly Galbraith

The fourth Athletigen ACP Podcast of the 18-19 season is now available, featuring one of our March ACP guest speakers - Molly Galbraith. Molly is co-founder of Girls Gone Strong, a movement started in 2011 by seven women who wanted to change the landscape of nutrition and training information for women. In this podcast we discuss why negative body image is...

Hemp and CBD: A New Horizon for Sports Performance?

Changes are in motion for the use of Cannabidiol (CBD) following the passing of the US Farm Bill, which legalized hemp in December 2018. But what is CBD, and how can it benefit sports performance? We'll take a look by first exploring the scientific underpinnings of the compound, before learning more from two members of the ISO-SPORT Medical Advisory Board....

Intern Insights – November 2018 ACP

As interns, we were fortunate enough to be given the opportunity to attend every Apprentice Coach Program presentation, practical, and discussion throughout the November 2018 edition. With a desire to improve and gain knowledge, this provided us the chance to actively learn, grow, and further shape our individual philosophies. The November ACP was filled with many meaningful topics and included...
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