Sep 30, 2020
Max Shank is
the owner of Ambition Athletics, he is also the author of Ultimate
Athleticism, Simple Shoulder Solution, and Master The Kettlebell.
Max studied economics and Spanish. He uses his knowledge in
economics to make training and life easier and more efficient for
Max wants to
see everyone succeed and live a healthy and active life and
therefore trains people to sustainably move daily without getting
What does Max’s daily
practice look like? (2:48)
- Max likes focusing on
breathing to start off with, followed by a controlled pause. During
this stage, you are practicing drawing the abdomen in and rolling
it in waves. Really building that core control.
- People tend to hold their core
stiff to exercise it but one should rather learn to balance the
tension in their core, thus teaching them to breathe
- He then moves on to the vision
and vestibular exercises to stimulate your vestibular system (your
- They then move on to juggling,
rolling on the floor, and shoulder rolls. They top this off with
some self-massage and Isometrics bringing it to a full spectrum
balanced muscle movements.
- Max also advises to be slow
and deliberate in your movements and to build up speed over time,
because if you’re in too much of a hurry you end up missing the
gains you would’ve gotten from deliberate slow
What will be a good
thing to come out of the fitness industry?
- There will be less competition
for gym owners because many will be leaving the business
- People in the industry like
trainers are craving human connections. The more comfortable they
can make their clients, the more clients you will eventually
- People are going to be slow
coming back to physical gym sessions, however, people are open to
online coaching and prefer it more than live training
- Max believes that meditation
does not really count unless you do it for an hour at a
- He thinks the same of exercise
if you didn’t do it for at least an hour, you did not really
- You need to try and fit these
times into your schedule if you want to see any noticeable changes
in your mood and productivity.
- Constant motion is important,
but helping each other is more important. Figuring out the best way
to thrive together.
- The world is your oyster, you
just have to work hard.
Their goal is
to help people live a better, more active life without the stress
With the belief
that exercise should always build you up and not tear you down.
Their exercises aim at sustainable and safe exercises that
invigorate people and ready them for the day ahead of
Better Every Day
The best gym in Encinitas: www.ambitionathletics.com
(Healthy Shoulders) www.simpleshouldersolution.com
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