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I’m an idiot

“Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested.”  Francis Bacon I’ve got a confession to make.  In my best of 2019 Book List, I included my good friend Dr. John Berardi’s book Change Maker.   And I probably should not have.   Here’s why. If you have read a few of my ‘best-of’...

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...

Polarization Of Intensity

This short excerpt is from Module 4; Section 6 of the Foundation Course, entitled ‘Loading Methods’. Module 4 is an awesome Module, written primarily by our friends Derek Evely and PJ Vazel. This section includes an introduction to polarized training - an increasingly topical subject over the last few years, as well as a few case-studies, describing its use with...

Coach Stuart McMillan’s Best Books of 2019

I’m not a book critic, so I’m not going to give a critique, as I have occasionally done in the past.   Rather, I will simply share a list of what were important books for me in 2019.  Many of them have appeared on many other lists, and will no doubt be familiar to you.  If this is the case - if many...

Breaking Down Silos … An Overview of the First ALTIS All-Women ACP

We all had an amazing time last week with the Thorne Apprentice Coach Program - women’s edition.  This was our 46th ACP in our 7th year of operation, and most certainly ranks up there as one of the best thus far! “It was an opportunity to honor the uniqueness of training a female athlete as well as the complexities that...

ACP Podcast with Nate Shaw of the Arizona Diamondbacks

Hosted by Jason Hettler, the Second Thorne ACP Podcast of the 19-20 season is now available. This episode features Nate Shaw - the Strength & Conditioning Coach for the Arizona Diamondbacks - who will be presenting at the December edition of the Thorne ACP. Coach Shaw is currently entering his 11th season as the Strength and Conditioning Coach for the...

ALTIS Women in Coaching Initiative

As part of our ALTIS Women in Coaching Initiative, we are very excited to announce we have formed a collaborative partnership with the Female Coaching Network (FCN), with the shared goal of helping to provide education and opportunity for women interested in coaching.  The ALTIS Women in Coaching Initiative is a multi-varied strategy motivated by the under-representation of women in coaching...

“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...
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