5 Minutes a Day Can Change Your Life with Max Shank
The Mark Novak Show
Max Shank is the most interesting man in the world. Or perhaps he is the most 'interested' man in the world. As an author, coach and owner of Ambition athletics in Encinitas California, and a world class competitor Max has a deep understanding of the fitness industry and why people actually want to get stronger, fitter, slimmer, bigger, and grow bumpy abs. Max is always questioning why we do what we do. As a result he has come to some conclusions that are powerful and can have an impact in your life immediately and easily. In an industry that is focused on fast results and suffering to gain rewards Max has shifted his gaze in order to gain a new perspective on how to feel loved, content, and able to fully engage with this reality. Quote of the episode: ‘We don’t like it when people do heroin but if someone kills themselves with Cheeto’s we’re like yeah that’s alright I guess.’ I had a blast talking with Max and there are some takeaways that I implemented into my daily routine easily. We talked about: - The Power of Cycles in Life - Something is WAY Better than Nothing - The Power of Moving for 5 Minutes Each Morning - Why It’s Hard to Start BUT It’s Also Hard to Stop - Why suffering is not necessary to make progress - Working out your stomach muscles and restricting your food choices is a weird way to find love.
My guest today is Max Shank, an athlete, a fitness professional, an educator and a free thinker. Max has studied the human condition from multiple philosophies and promotes physical freedom no matter what your age. I've been following Max's teachings since his awesome Ultimate Athleticism and Simple Shoulder Solutions eBooks. Recently, I've noticed that Max's appearance and teaching style have changed to a more holistic and full mind/body approach. I've been blown away by his latest guide "Primal Athleticism" which we discuss in this very podcast. We also talk about learning from injury, the importance of continued education and critical thinking and the need to unplug from social media. Great conversation, incredible human and a podcast I'm sure you love. If you would like to give "Primal Athleticism" a go then please type in "GOPRIMAL" on the checkout page for a great discount. A special one for you dear listener! You can get the programme and follow Max at https://maxshank.com/ On Instagram @maxshank or Facebook https://www.facebook.com/MaxShank You can follow me @philipbedwell on Instagram That's it! Have a great week and I'll see you next time.
Badges of Busy and Certificates of Suffering - Max Shank
Future of Fitness
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 his clients. Max wants to see everyone succeed and live a healthy and active life and therefore trains people to sustainably move daily without getting injured. 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 diaphragmatically. He then moves on to the vision and vestibular exercises to stimulate your vestibular system (your inner ear). 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 movements. What will be a good thing to come out of the fitness industry? (41:24) There will be less competition for gym owners because many will be leaving the business forever. People in the industry like trainers are craving human connections. The more comfortable they can make their clients, the more clients you will eventually have. 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 sessions. Time Management (53:07) Max believes that meditation does not really count unless you do it for an hour at a time. He thinks the same of exercise if you didn’t do it for at least an hour, you did not really exercise. 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. Ambition Athletics Ambition Athletics Their goal is to help people live a better, more active life without the stress of injury. 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 them. Resources: Better Every Day www.maxshank.com (Mobility) www.5minuteflow.com (Athleticism) www.ultimateathleticism.com The best gym in Encinitas: www.ambitionathletics.com (Healthy Shoulders) www.simpleshouldersolution.com Connect with Eric: LinkedIn Future of Fitness: Website
204: Max Shank on Primal Strength, Elasticity and Holistic Athletic Development | Sponsored by SimpliFaster
Just Fly Performance Podcast
Today’s episode features Max Shank, fitness coach and owner of Ambition Athletics in Encinitas, California. Max has written 3 books, taught over a hundred courses in countries around the world and is the creator of the “5-minute-flow”. Max is an avid learner, having picked up guitar, piano, and drums as an adult, in addition to the dozens of physical movement skills he has acquired. As a personal trainer, Max has moved his focus from basic strength training to a holistic approach of overall fitness and health.One thing that I’ve really enjoyed in observing Max’s work over the years is his passion for movement and learning. Max is a coach who is the epitome of getting outside the box, and taking a holistic approach to coaching, training and human development. His methods of working towards becoming an “athletic ninja” have relevance towards the goals of any trainee.On today’s show, Max gets into skill training from a practical and philosophical perspective, music’s relationship with training, using play dance in training, developing elasticity, training the foot, and much more. This is a fantastic show that blends a lot of different elements of life itself, to get a deeper view on our training practice. Whether you deal with only athletes, or work heavily in general fitness, there is a ton of gold in this episode.Today’s episode is brought to you by SimpliFaster, supplier of high-end athletic development tools, such as the Freelap timing system, kBox, Sprint 1080, and more.Timestamps and Main Points3:50 How music fits in with physical music in Max’s philosophy10:50 Why doing work that is more engaging emotionally is a more sustainable practice in exercise21:20 Why a diversity and love of movement is often lacking in a strength and conditioning environment25:50 What an exercise program means to Max and why we should pick means of training that come from intrinsic motivation rather than looking a particular way40:45 How Max views the relationship between play and training50:25 The mind-body relationship when it comes to difficult work and the sustainability of difficult training protocols58:00 Some of Max’s favorite tools for strength and movement1:02.45 How Max views elasticity and elastic strength development“The use of a metronome is outrageous. Playing too slow, playing too fast. Doing it deliberately wrong, and seeing if you can work your way back into it. Being able to express emotional content into what you are doing, whether it’s tennis or boxing, or wrestling or something, and doing the same thing with an instrument, there are so many parallels”“There’s the part from Bruce Lee in “Enter the Dragon” where he tells the kid to put emotional content (into his physical practice)”“Music is relationships and ratios put together in time”“Dancers are savage athletes who have a huge variety of skills and ranges of motion, and fantastic body control”“You have two hearts, and one of them is your feet. You don’t get amazing venous return from your lower extremities without movement”“That’s the point of training is for it to be intrinsically enjoyable, so the experience right now, itself should be fun, and it should be something that you would want to do if you didn’t get any results from it… if you didn’t build one muscle fiber from it, would you still do the thing. That’s a pretty good indicator that it’s a rich experience”“If you are just doing the pushups so your arms will get bigger, then you are sort of trapped. Pick something that you would be happy to do even if it didn’t build muscle or lose fat”“I probably do at least a few minutes of drumming before I get my training done… it’s just fun, it feels good. All of my training is that way.”“(Regarding training and play) Ideally you would want to structure your training playfully, so you look forward to it. So you look forward to the stimulus you are trying to e...
Max describes himself as a skeptical optimist with hedonic tendencies. He joins me for a stimulating conversation regarding responsibility and health. Without clarity and direction in your business, how can you determine whether or not your strategy is effective? Prioritize your vision and set your course! Get your 6 figure coaching foundation. Scroll down and click “Get Free Access” https://www.thestrongcoach.com On social media we share how to grow your coaching business. Follow us: Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Education/The-Strong-Coach-1836711473110013 Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/thestrongcoach Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/mike_bledsoe Twitter - https://twitter.com/michaelbledsoe?lang=en Show sponsors - BioOptimizers - https://bioptimizers.com/a/bledsoe/?gl=5be464fe02e26b4601636b62 Most coaches grind for years and then feel burnt out. We have a course made specifically to help coaches create a business that will get them paid like they should be. Head to our site and click “Become a Strong Coach” for a free call that will answer your questions. https://www.thestrongcoach.com
Max describes himself as a skeptical optimist with hedonic tendencies. He joins me for a stimulating conversation regarding responsibility and health. Without clarity and direction in your business, how can you determine whether or not your strategy is effective? Prioritize your vision and set your course! Get your 6 figure coaching foundation. Scroll down and click “Get Free Access” https://www.thestrongcoach.com On social media we share how to grow your coaching business. Follow us: Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Education/The-Strong-Coach-1836711473110013 Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/thestrongcoach Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/mike_bledsoe Twitter - https://twitter.com/michaelbledsoe?lang=en Most coaches grind for years and then feel burnt out. We have a course made specifically to help coaches create a business that will get them paid like they should be. Head to our site and click “Become a Strong Coach” for a free call that will answer your questions. https://www.thestrongcoach.com
625: TBT - Max Shank - The Unbreakable 5 Minute Morning Routine
The Mind Muscle Project
Max Shank is an amazing coach and teacher who has some very interesting philosophies on movement. This episode we explore his famous morning ritual that thousands of people have used to create success in their life and productivity.Deadlift Booster - https://themindmuscleproject.com/deadliftLach's Daily Email - https://themindmuscleproject.com/thedailyEpisode Sponsors - https://themindmuscleproject.com/partnersMMP Newsletter - http://themindmuscleproject.com/newsletter
165: Max Shank - On Attention, Self-Talk, and The Daily Essentials of Movement
Breaking Ordinary with Andy Petranek
Available On: iTunes | Google Play | Stitcher | Spotify Max Shank is an eternal student, scientist, and artist of life and movement. Through his gym, books, videos, and online coaching programs, he helps tens of thousands of people get just a little better every day. He is a master of simplifying complex subjects and breaking them down into easy, effective actions. He loves to learn new skills like music, languages, juggling, and hand balancing. Episode Notes From Andy: Abrupt start - jumping into a conversation about ozone generator for his cold plunge Crux of the perishable skill as it applies to stimulus like walking barefoot and cold water Why you should think “intention before ingestion.” If complexity equals cost, what are you making complex that is costing you more than you need to spend? Why you should consider spending more time exercising, playing, and working out on hills. How looking for the right set/rep combination is missing the point. Learn this simple phrase to help frame your self-talk and be more honest with yourself. Books The Inner Game of Tennis by W. Timothy Gallwey What to say when you talk to yourself by Shad Helmstetter The Power of Yet by Esther P Cordova “Freedom is understanding the truth of necessity” How do you know what you need? What is a want vs. what is a need? Your outer game vs. inner game Starvation and Fasting look almost the same until the very end. Considering the 3-3-3 rule. Why “shoulding” others is something to consider giving up. What is more important, attention or intelligence? Why a simple timer is one of the best tools you can use for your fitness. Max’s 5-minute flow Why you should roll around on the hard ground and how you should do it. The six daily essential types of movement: jump/bounce, roll, carry, walk/run, hang, crawl. Framing your suffering - how your ego gets in the way. The reward mechanism behind modern technology and how we are all falling victim to the habit cycle Using the “3-feel Test” to help you see what is truly important for you. Being an adult is the ability to be totally bored while remaining perfectly still. Why are we attached to numbers - weight, length, time? How many days old are you? I am 19,156 days old! (https://www.daysold.com/) Enjoy! FORWARD TO A FRIEND - If you enjoy the podcast, please help us spread the word by sharing it. LEAVE A REVIEW - Your written reviews in iTunes go a long way in helping us get the word out. Here's a link to make it easy - bit.ly/breakingordinary. Thanks in advance for your help and support! Connect with Max website MaxShank.com Facebook — Max Shank Twitter — @MaxShank Instagram — @MaxShank Questions? Feedback? Email - email@example.com Instagram - @andypetranek Facebook - @andypetranek Twitter - @andypetranek REVIEW THE PODCAST ON iTUNES - bit.ly/breakingordinary If you liked this episode, try these: 116: Danny Clark — Danny Clark - On What is Natural Movement and Why You Should Care 80: Ryan Hurst - Founder of GMB: On Training with Purpose, Fun and Playfulness