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BREAKING: Thorne Research now naming partner for the ALTIS Apprentice Coach Program

In December of 2017, we formed a partnership with Thorne Research - one of the most respected leaders in nutritional science and supplement intervention. Over the last 2 years, this partnership has not only provided the athletes that train with ALTIS access to an extensive range of high quality products, but has also continually educated both coaches and athletes about...

“The Mundanity of Excellence” : Thorne ACP Podcast with Keenan Robinson

The first Thorne ACP Podcast of the 19-20 season is now available, featuring the Director of Sports Medicine and Science at USA Swimming - Keenan Robinson. Coach Robinson will be presenting at the December edition of the Thorne ACP. Well known for being the physical preparation coach of Michael Phelps, Keenan is an NATABOC certified athletic trainer and NSCA certified...

Statistical Analysis and Historical Context of the new 400H World Record

When Kendra Harrison broke the 100 hurdle world record in 2016 PJ Vazel wrote a great analysis of this race. So when Dalilah Muhammad recently broke the 400 hurdle world record at USAs there was a clamoring for PJ to write another analysis. Congratulations to both Dalilah and her Coach Boogie Johnson on a fantastic performance. This article provides a...

We are closing the Foundation Course!

We will be pausing sales to our flagship digital coaching Course - The Foundation Course - until the Spring of 2020!  From now until the closing date on this upcoming Sunday, August 25th, we will be offering the Foundation Course at $100 off regular price.  This provides an incredible opportunity to access over 200,000 words of material, and over 340 videos culminating in over 140 hours...

“Coach to the athlete’s solutions; not yours”

This is a saying that I probably repeat weekly in some way or another.  It essentially means that each athlete has their own unique way of moving; that our jobs as performance professionals (in this case, coaches, therapists, and sport scientists) is to appreciate and understand athletes’ ‘movement signatures’, and train them in a way that best aligns to this....

Efficient – Correct – Optimal …. who really cares?

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 of her 20,000 plus steps, Radcliffe nodded...

The Need for Problem-Driven Solutions

Each of us comes from chaotic environments with different constraints, challenges, and bottlenecks. Even though we all share a similar goal - performance - it is challenging to directly help solve each other’s specific problems.  The complex worlds we live in consist of unique interactions between the elements that make up these worlds. Our context is different. Therefore, the most...

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...
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