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“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...

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.  ...

ALTIS 360 Price Drop

Since our inception, ALTIS has been committed to enriching the educational resources available to the athletics - sport performance community. Overall, I'd say we've been successful in this endeavor, with many new initiatives still in the works. When we first set out to offer a variety of educational resources, we knew that the incorporation of video content would add immense...

ALTIS Hires Two New Senior Staff Members

We are really excited to announce the hiring of two new senior members of staff: Director of Performance & Innovation - Dr. Robin Thorpe; and Performance Director - TopSupport International - Darryl Eto. ALTIS President Kevin Tyler is looking forward to the impact both gentlemen can make: “We are pleased to welcome Robin and Darryl to the ALTIS team. Both...
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