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Learning from everywhere

Over the last few years, I have been in the fortunate position to work with some of the best coaches, therapists, and athletes in the world at ALTIS. I’m not gonna lie; it’s been fun. At ALTIS, I deal with all things website related, and I love it. I’m not a coach, and presumably will never be one, yet that...

Series 16: Jahvid Best

A year on from joining ALTIS, we caught up with former NFL running-back Jahvid Best as he reflects on his first 12 months in track. "The major difference for me has been diet.” "In football I was one of the smaller guys, so my diet could basically be what I wanted it to be. But now I’m on the opposite...

What’s your Coaching Status? – Lauren Smith

Relationship status, and our interaction with others is a big thing in today's social media-driven society. We’ve all heard people define themselves by their relationship status - ranging anywhere from single and ready to mingle to happily (or not so happily) married...  Likewise, irrespective of situation, place, or time, we are unavoidably involved in some sort of relationship with each...

Series 16: Jeremy Dodson

Lucky number three in our Series 16 is Colorado native, American citizen, and Samoan representative - sprinter Jeremy Dodson. Born and raised in Denver, CO, the 28 year-old attended the University of Arkansas and finished at the University of Colorado, where he earned his Bachelors in Economics, Sociology, as well as Neurophysiology. Now based full-time in Phoenix, AZ in pursuit...

Barriers to Championship Performances

The below is a collection of Coach Dan Pfaff's thoughts and observations acquired through 40 plus years of coaching and interaction with Championship Performers from across the globe ... Enjoy! Risk taking is a common trait among champions. Learning to be comfortable with taking calculated risks to drive positive change – whether than be in mind-set, mechanics, strategies, tactics or...

Series 16: Beejay Lee

Following hot on the heels of last week's first edition of Series 16 with Aries Merritt, this week we are joined by sprint sensation Beejay Lee. "I’m settling in pretty well, and really enjoying it here" reflected Beejay. "I’m getting a lot more regeneration work in than I have done previously, which is great as it’s preparing my body for...

Series 16: Aries Merritt

What better way to start Series 16, our new athlete-based feature, than an exclusive with World Record Holder and reigning Olympic Champion Aries Merritt. Aries has been an integral part of the success at ALTIS, his medal at the World Championships in Beijing last summer an unbelievable accomplishment given that he revealed he had been struggling with the biggest hurdle...

Return to Play: A Case Study with Freelap Technology

In this post ALTIS Coach Kyle Hierholzer discusses the use of the Freelap Timing System and its use during training to prepare our athletes. In my previous post, Returning to Play the Altis Way, I discussed five major principles that contribute to an effective return to competition for injured athletes. These principles are: Gathering Information Having Entire Performance Staff on the...

Race Modeling: Empower the Athlete

Chidi Enyia authors this week’s blog-post - with an in depth look into what we strategies we should incorporate into training schemes, to create independence in an athlete’s race plan. Years ago I had the opportunity to work with a super-gifted 400m high school athlete. Up to that point in her career, she had already enjoyed years of national level...

Laconic Coaching

ALTIS performance director - Stuart McMillan takes the helm this week, with a look into what ancient history can teach the coaches of today. “He who knows how to speak, knows also when” - Archidamidas Lately, I have been reading a lot on ancient history. I especially enjoy books on ancient Greek history and philosophy. It was a fascinating culture,...
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