Max Shank


Max is a coach and owner of Ambition Athletics in Encinitas, CA. He has written the books "Ultimate Athleticism," "Master The Kettlebell," and "Simple Shoulder Solution," and also taught courses all over the world. Max also competes at a high level in a wide variety of sports ranging from Muay Thai and Jiu Jitsu to Scottish highland games. He is probably the only athlete in the world to have competed at the Highland Games World Championships and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu World Championships one week apart from each other. His abilities as a coach run the full spectrum, being able to help both elite athletes and average joes get “better every day.”

For all his athletic ability, Max champions an approach to training that emphasizes health, fun, and a lifetime of sustainable progress. His programs outline straightforward, practical methods that allow a beginner to make steady, yet dramatic progress, while providing strategies for even the most accomplished athletes to take their abilities to the next level.

Max's desire to constantly improve his knowledge and personal skills has led him to be a sought-after international presenter of his unique and pragmatic blend of strength, flexibility, health, and overall athleticism.