TTT MOVEMEnt course 2.0

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Why we created the movement course


Course outline

Course Introduction

welcome to the movement course

Your instructor for the course, Max El-Hag - founder of Training Think Tank - gives you an introduction into the concept of movement and explains how to utilize the course to maximize it's value.

Characteristics of Movement

What is Movement

Max introduces his 5 characteristic model and discusses some philosophical concepts around movement.

Injuries and Pain

Every human's relationship with pain and injuries evolves as they gain training experience. This lesson explores the concepts Max feels you must know to properly coach movement.

Movement Intensity

Jump high, run fast, and lift heavy. In this section, we explore the first of the five characteristics in our TTT model of movement.

Movement Endurance

Dive into the nuance around the concept of endurance in the TTT 5 characteristic model.

Movement Freedom

Many movement experts encourage people to improve your flexibility and stay loose and we explain where TTT stands on the issue.

Movement Variability

Max dives into concepts of neuroscience and high level sport to explain how variance is a key component of world class movers.

Movement Virtuosity

Each person's body is their own tool to express themselves physically and explores this concept in the fifth and final characteristic of movement from the TTT model.

Bringing it all together

In the conclusion of this chapter, we bring the concepts from the five characteristic model into a big picture and explain how to use them moving forward.

Movement Training Tools


We lay out five major principles to guide athletes in their approach to movement training in this video.

The Role of Tension in movement

Is tension a good thing or a bad thing? Max explains aspects of tension he thinks you must understand to improve as a coach.

Common Movement Training Tools

Cardio, strength training, one on one coaching, and manual therapy are the most common ways people alter their movement. Receive some guidance on how to use these to effectively guide movement change.

Loaded Stretching and End Range Isometrics

This video lays out some execution principles and a demonstration of how to manipulate stretching to improve ranges of motion without destabilizing joints.

Joint Rotations

In this video you'll learn execution strategies for this movement tool to help create circular motion in an effort to maintain joint health and improve positions.

Ground Based movement

Ground based movement can take a variety of forms in a program, learn the reasoning for this category and application to movement training.

Movement Variation

Movement Variation expands upon ideas discussed in the five characteristic model of movement from chapter two, explaining the tool used to train movement variability.

Breathing Tools

Find out the important concepts of breathing: tools in the market, ways to classify training stimuli, ways to classify training session types, and hot to construct positional breathing programs.


Locomotion in many ways is synonomous with movement. In this section we learn different ways to move your body in space to create movement adaptations.


Gamification and creating structure around play can improve your training environment and offer novel ways to approach movement.

Assessing Movement

The Assessment

In order to start a journey, you must be able to map out a plan to take the first step and this chapter encourages coaches to explore the process of creating unique assessments.

The Dialogue

TTT holds a firm belief that, as coaches, we must get to understand our athletes. In this section we walk through an actual example dialogue with TTT coach Kyle Ruth.

Controlled Joint Rotations

In chapter three, you were introduced to joint rotations as a movement tool. In this section, learn how to use these in your assessment process.

Sport/Activity Observation

As coaches we help people get better at sport or move more freely in their lives. We encourage, in this step of the assessment process, the observation of clients performing these tasks.

Additional Movement Observations

Many coaches have movement screens they already have been instructed to use. This section encourages you to continue to use these, while illustrating other movements you can create in your assessment process.

Program Design

TTT Prescription Guidelines

In this section you'll learn four specific guidelines to help construct an effective program for movement.

Philosophy of Program Design

Each coach will develop their own tools to coach athletes and in this section, we'll discuss coaching and progress

Writing Training Days

The process of inquiry has guided Max through much of his career. Learn how he leverages this questioning process to build his designs.

Progressing Training Days

Coaches are hired to help clients make progress, so learn how to progress training characteristics and training tools.

Example Program Days

Improving the Squat (Part 1)

The squat is a movement pattern many people consider fundamental for all humans. See a sample training day targeted towards improving an athletes ability to perform this task.

Improving the Squat (Part 2)

Continuing with our squat example we discuss how the training day was built and how to create progressions with the training day.

Back Pain (Part 1)

Back pain is a multi billion dollar industry and many clients come to personal trainers to help provide relief. Walk through an example training day we might prescribe to an athlete hoping to return to training.

Back Pain (Part 2)

As we did with our first training session, we expand upon the context and construction of this example day.

Movement Maintenance (Part 1)

More and more people are hiring coaches to improve their movement. Walk through an example training session written to improve broad movement abilities.

Movement Maintenance (Part 2)

We expand upon our third and final example training day in the same fashion we did with our first two examples.

Additional Programs

Max has included a variety of sample programs with the course and in this section provides context for the example sessions you'll recieve in your notes.

Course Conclusion


Max explains how to move forward with your quest to become a better coach and how to maximize the impact this course has on your success.