Programming for Strength & Power

The development and progression of a strength training program from early season training into the competitive season is a common concern of many coaches I speak with. Additionally, many of the interns that come through ALTIS express difficulty in knowing where to...

Letter To My Younger Self

The process of self-reflection is vital to growth and understanding. Unfortunately, it is a task that is oftentimes forgotten or lost in the chaos of daily living. I was fortunate enough to be included in the PhD study of a colleague looking at the importance of...

Programming Debrief I

My aim for the first 3 cycles (9 weeks) of the season with my group in the weight room was to prepare them for increased loads and begin to load them with maximum strength work. I would typically periodize the weight room in a complex-parallel fashion for...

FAQs

This article is a compilation of numerous email exchanges with Clare McSweeney, a therapist and coach in Ireland. I spent some time with Clare in Phoenix last year and we have kept in touch ever sense. She will be returning to Altis in February 2016 to attend our...

Working at Altis

A recent visitor to one of our practices posed to me the question, “What is your favorite part about working for Altis?” After roughly 20 seconds of silently staring into the blue Phoenix sky we both began to chuckle. He knew as much as I did how difficult of a...

Coaching – yesterday or tomorrow? Any time but now.

Coaching is tough. Coaching is especially tough in this day and age. With the abundance of information at our fingertips and the increasing number of experts and gurus daily, it is nearly impossible to blaze your own trail towards a successful career. I would rather...