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Embrace the Suck

“Embrace the Suck” The first person I heard say this was David Goggins a few years back. Goggins’ slogan is rooted in the assertion that we are - generally - pretty soft.  As soon as something becomes overly challenging, we stop - we find a way not to do it, or an easier way to do it.  We impose limits...

ALTIS 360 Highlight – Speed Development with Clive Brewer

The latest addition to the FREE section of ALTIS 360 comes courtesy of Clive Brewer and his presentation titled, Developing Speed in a Chaotic Movement Context. Clive has 25 years of experience coaching a variety of sporting populations with most of his work coming at the professional level in Rugby, Soccer, and Baseball. You can get an understanding of what...

4 Reflections from the ALTIS Community in 2020

It is typical of our staff (and I’m sure many of you) to spend time in the latter stages of December reflecting on the past 12 months. For us, this is often centered around our programming, the successes and failures of the athletes we work with, areas we need to improve upon, and so on.  This year though is a...

Strength and Endurance – Strange Bedfellows?

The following is an excerpt from the digital Course, Coaching the Endurance Events. Check it out here! “What about the added body mass? Won’t this make my runners slow?” This question highlights a legitimate concern, and has been used as justification for distance runners to not lift weights for decades.  The most simple explanation for this is that the majority of...

Top-Down or Bottom-Up?

How can we employ a Performance Therapy Methodology (systems thinking) in a team sport environment?  I have been thinking about this for a few years now and our team here at ALTIS recently sat down to discuss it at some length. While I think I’m pretty confident in how this could be done effectively, we first need to understand the...

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...
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