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Foundation Course Now Open

Last week - due to the coronavirus, and the related fact that many in our community are now working from home (or, in fact, not working at all), we reduced the cost of all our unlocked Courses by 20%, and offered free access for those that had been laid off, or were effected to the point where they could not...

Reinventing the Wheel: Applications to Modern Training Theory

Did you know the Free Resources section on our site includes full-length presentations from ALTIS 360 to give viewers an idea of what they can expect on the platform? The latest addition to this group of videos comes courtesy of Dr. John Wagle. Read the summary below from Strength & Power Coach Jason Hettler to learn more about this fantastic...

Working from Home

We are certain that you - like all of us - are effected by the coronavirus.  Many of you are now working from home, or worse - may have potentially been let go from your job.  Indeed, our own staff are now working off-site, unless we are directly interacting with the athlete group.   It is a challenging time for us all, and...

2019-2020 Reflections Pt. I Chinese National Sprint Team

As part of our continued partnership with the Chinese Athletics Association our Strength & Power Coach Jason Hettler has joined their National Sprint Team to aid in the preparation for the Tokyo Olympic Games. Continue reading to hear about Jason’s experiences thus far. ... There’s something vastly different about an Olympic year in Track and Field.  But who am I...

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’...

Medium-term Planning For Reaction-based Programming

Derek Evely is one of the world’s foremost experts on the theory and methodology of training, with a special interest in the work of Dr. Anatoliy Bondarchuk (Derek was the person responsible for bringing Dr. B to North America, and Dr. B lived in Derek’s basement for 5 years!) Derek - along with our great friend, journalist, coach, and super-historian...

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...
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