2019/07/18 7:00:00

Athlean-X Live 2019

July 18th-21st Stamford, CT

AX Live is more than a conference. It’s an inspirational, action packed global gathering of like minded individuals looking to raise their knowledge and training with the latest in groundbreaking, science based, athletic training. And it wouldn’t be complete without you! Featuring all new topics, guest speakers and an all new A-X Games with higher cash prizes for overall winners as well as all new individualized categories and prizes.

What are you waiting for? Learn, Train, Compete, Athlean-X Live!!




About Athlean-X Live (July 18th-21st 2019)

A-X Live offers BOTH the education PLUS the hands on, take-home experience you need to take your training to the next level. A-X Live is where members of Team Athlean from all ranges of experience come to learn from one of the brightest minds in the fitness industry.

Discover new ideas, learn new skills, and make lifelong connections with other members of the team. Get face-to-face time with Coach Cavaliere and the other members of Athlean-X who share your passion for cutting edge, science based training.

Put your skills to test at the third annual A-X Games. All attendees are eligible to compete for cash and prizes in various categories for men and women.

With a bolder-than-ever Keynote, poignant session topics, and the Athlean-X Games, A-X Live is the must attend event of the year for anyone serious about their training. To get started, take a look at the schedule and the tickets available to see which package best suits your needs.



*Speakers and Daily schedule are subject to change.


2019 Schedule

Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
MVP Only Event All Attendees
Thursday 18 7:30

MVP Registration | 7:30 – 8:15

Ballroom Entrance

Thursday 18 8:15

MVP Welcome | 8:15 – 8:30

Thursday 18 8:30

MVP Classroom Sessions | 8:30 – 12:45


8:30 – 9:15 // Unlocking Mobility with Functional Strength Training Strategies Chris Duffin

No accomplished trainer or weightlifter has ever said “just get under the bar and go!” when explaining how to maximize lifting potential. The best teachers understand that the biggest lifts have a number of details and nuances that cannot be ignored – whether that be through foot placement, weight dispersion, or even proper breathing techniques. Chris Duffin understands and appreciates even the smallest of details because he believes that, in order to reach your full potential, you must leave no stone unturned! Learn what “small” details will unlock your biggest gains yet.

9:30 – 10:15 // Force Plate Analysis: The Missing Link in Squat Performance – Jason Lake

During this session, Jason will introduce you to how force plates are typically used in strength and conditioning and sports science to monitor athletes and inform athlete development. You will learn some of the basic biomechanical theories that underpin force plate analysis, and how core assessment tasks, like the isometric mid-thigh pull and the countermovement vertical jump, are assessed using force plates. Jason will bridge the gap between this and how force plate assessment could inform your practice.

10:30- 11:15 // Advanced Calisthenics: The Pursuit of Bodyweight Mastery – Al Kavadlo

The world of calisthenics training extends far beyond basic push-ups and pull-ups. From the mighty muscle-up, to the one legged pistol squat, to the legendary human flag, there are plenty of advanced calisthenics exercises to keep anyone challenged for a lifetime. When you understand how to manipulate leverage, the potential of bodyweight training becomes virtually limitless.

11:30- 12:15 // Fixing Energy Leaks for Massive Performance (Top Down | Bottom Up) Jeff Cavaliere / Joe DeFranco

Jeff Cavaliere and Joe DeFranco join forces to help you make sure yours aren’t going to waste! Learn how to generate maximum force production from the ground up and top down without allowing energy leaks to sap you of your true potential. Find out how close you really are to being an elite level performer by undergoing the same testing protocols administered to today’s top pro athletes. Expose overlooked weaknesses once and for all and find out how to squeeze every ounce out of your true performance capacity.

Thursday 18 12:15

Lunch | 12:15- 1:15

Thursday 18 1:30

MVP Bus Departs for Rough House | 1:30

Thursday 18 2:00

Hands On Training w/ Coaches | 2:00 – 5:00

Chris Duffin
Jason Lake
Al Kavadlo
Joe DeFranco
Jeff Cavaliere
Thursday 18 6:30

MVP Social | 6:30 – 7:45

Friday 19 7:30

Team Athlean Registration | 7:30 – 8:15

Ballroom Entrance

Friday 19 8:15

Intro/Welcome | 8:15 – 9:00

Friday 19 9:00

Classroom Morning Sessions | 9:00 – 10:00


9:00 – 9:50 // The Road to Your First 500 lb Squat: Where to Start and How to Get There – Steven Carozza

Have you ever squatted 500 lbs? How about with control, solid form, and without compensation? Does it feel like a goal that is totally out of reach? Steven will be sharing his experience on how he got to where he is today as well as a roadmap to squatting 500+ lbs. He will go into detail about adjustments in technique, programming, and auxiliary lifts such as pause, front, box squats (and more) to finally get you over the hump.

10:00 – 10:15 // Neck Flex Demo

The Neck Flex is a revolutionary patented head harness and training system that is changing the face of neck training as we know it. The Neck Flex utilizes a ground breaking design model which promotes the most versatile, effective, and safest means possible in which to train your neck.

The ultimate goal of Neck Flex is to promote and provide the means in which to effectively and efficiently train the neck for everyone from contact sports, military members, youth sports, fitness enthusiasts, and also to those just looking to simply firm or tone their necks. Whatever your training goal is… Neck Flex has got you covered.


Friday 19 10:15

Hot Seat | 10:15 – 11:45

KC Mitchell
Steve Cotter
Joe DeFranco
Jeff Cavaliere
Friday 19 11:45

Lunch Break | 11:45 – 1:15

Friday 19 1:15

Classroom Afternoon Sessions | 1:15- 5:30


1:15- 2:30 // The Superman From Compton is Back. – C.T. Fletcher

He’s baaaaaaaaaack! C.T. Fletcher is returning to the ATHLEAN-X Live Event this year to give you a taste inside the mind of the Superman from Compton and his motivation to keep fighting and surviving. After an 11+ hour heart transplant surgery in 2018, C.T. is back to show you his new take on life and give you a new perspective on your life and motivation to keep pushing when the deck is stacked against you. Those that have seen him speak in person before know that his words will command your attention and inspire you on a whole new level to help you understand that even when you want to quit… “IT’S STILL YOUR MUTHAF*CKIN SET!”

2:30 – 3:15 // Improving Workouts by increasing Mobility and Muscle Activation with Yoga Alan and Crystal Roberts

Learn how failing to properly activate muscles and limited mobility can negatively impact your workouts. For example, with greater hip and ankle mobility and proper core and glute activation, a person can significantly improve their squat performance. Learn various yoga poses and how they effectively increase mobility and muscle activation.

Friday 19 3:30

Games Overview – Level 1 Intro | 3:30- 4:15

Friday 19 4:15

A-X Games 2018 Overview | 4:15- 5:30

Friday 19 6:00

Team Athlean Welcome Reception | 6:00 – 7:30 (Appetizers)

Meet your fellow Team Athlean members and the Team Athlean Staff.

Saturday 20 9:00

A-X Games 2019

Get ready to put your skills to the test as you get the chance to go head-to-head against yourself and the other members of Team Athlean! Compete for cash and prizes.

9:00 – Meet in the Ballroom


To be announced on Friday at the Games overview

Sunday 21 9:00

How well do you know Coach Cavaliere? Trivia contest. (PRIZES AWARDED!) | 9:00 – 9:45

Everyone’s got a shot to take home some serious prizes. Study up!
Just being lucky probably won’t cut it here.

Sunday 21 9:45

Awards Ceremony | 9:45 – 10:45

With your dominating performance not even 24 hours completed, it’s time to recognize you and the rest of the competitors in the games. Be prepared for some “not so standard” awards, as we have some fun and take note of the good old fashioned blood, sweat and tears shed at the games the day before (hopefully no blood or tears please!). We’ll also crown the brand new Mr X of the Year for 2019!

Sunday 21 11:00

Keynote Speaker(s) | 11:00 – 12:00

Surprise Speaker

Sunday 21 12:30

Departure | 12:30

It’s time to grab your bags and your new found knowledge and head home. An early departure time means you should be home in time for dinner with the family, and plenty of time to rest up for Monday morning so you can share all your new insight with your jealous co-workers!


*Speakers and daily schedule are subject to change.

Crowne Plaza Stamford Hotel

When staying at this location, you'll be in the business district and convenient to First Presbyterian Church and E. Gaynor Brennan Golf Course. This hotel is within close proximity of Fernando Luis Alvarez Gallery and Stamford Public Library - Ferguson Library.

This lovely property also has many recreational opportunities, including an indoor pool, a spa tub, and a steam room. Additional amenities at this hotel include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and a hair salon. Guests can catch a ride to nearby destinations on the complimentary area shuttle.

To book a room call (203) 359-1300 and use group code AX1


Recommended arrival and departure times.

We start first thing each morning and you don’t want to miss any of the sessions.

MVP guests will want to arrive on Wed July 17th.

All Star Guests.  You will want to arrive on Thursday July 18th.

Departure:  the event will conclude by 12:30pm on the Sunday July 21st.  The awards and keynote are something you really don’t want to miss.

Recommended airports:

Westchester County Airport (HPN)  –  Smaller airport that may not have routes from your departing city.

LaGuardia Airport New York City – (LGA)

John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK)

Airport Shuttles:

There are a number of 3rd party Shuttle / Limo Services  that provide service from the airports to the hotel. The airports are out of the hotel shuttle range.

During Event:

Any required travel between the hotel and the event location will be provided.  The hotel does provide shuttle service around the Stamford area.

Fat Gripz are the new worldwide training phenomenon which helps add muscle and strength to your body in record time. They have been described as “the biggest thing to happen to weight training in the last decade.” Fat Gripz instantly convert barbells, dumbbells, chin-up bars and exercise machines into THICK BARS. Using a thick bar means MORE MUSCLE AND STRENGTH on your body. Thick bar training produces much bigger strength and muscle gains compared to standard training equipment and many people find them much easier on their joints too.

The Hawkin Dynamics dual force plate system is comprised of two highly sensitive force plates designed for portability, durability, and consistent testing. The plates connect using WIDI to a tablet and are battery powered – take them with you and test anywhere.

The Hawkin Dynamics Force Plates are built in the USA; each individual plate has four custom beam-type strain gauges for measuring force. These sensors can handle (per plate) a total of 1,400 KG, and have 150% overload protection (it is very difficult to damage these sensors!). Each plate is individually calibrated using standard calibrated weight on top of an engineering stone.

“The Neck Flex is a revolutionary patented head harness and training system that is changing the face of neck training as we know it. The Neck Flex utilizes a ground breaking design model which promotes the most versatile, effective, and safest means possible in which to train your neck.

The ultimate goal of Neck Flex is to promote and provide the means in which to effectively and efficiently train the neck for everyone from contact sports, military members, youth sports, fitness enthusiasts, and also to those just looking to simply firm or tone their necks. Whatever your training goal is… Neck Flex has got you covered.”


Gym Source has built more gyms for more people than any other company in the world. For 75 years we have developed a reputation as the leader in the fitness field. As America’s largest commercial distributor of fitness equipment, we serve a wide range of clients- from the Fortune 500 to the FBI, Equinox to the Oval Office, Dartmouth to Columbia. From Baltimore to Boston, New York to Naples, our proven commitment to our customers is unparalleled in the history of the fitness industry. With over 300,000 clients in all 50 States and over 50 countries, Gym Source is the recognized reliable authority.

​The TFW system was designed to develop the muscular strength and mental fortitude to take on those challenges. TFW was created as a lifestyle guide for people looking to find their way. This system is a combination of fitness and philosophy designed around the tagline, “Bring Out The Warrior Within” which represents the fact that every person has untapped greatness inside of them.

Any gym can have equipment and offer workouts. What separates the TFW system from other training programs is its culture. Although TFW encompasses signature warm-ups, speed training, strength training, endurance training, flexibility work and nutrition all based on a comprehensive evaluation process, the most important component of the system is its motivational approach and family environment. At TFW, we know if you don’t have fun and enjoy the training, you won’t do it. TFW is not designed as a sport or competition, but focuses on you competing against and bettering your body, mind and spirit.

The process is simple: Order. Deliver. Enjoy. Platinum Prep Meals allows you to customize, select, and order your favorite meals online or over the phone. Once your order is placed, Platinum Prep Meals works diligently to freshly prepare your food and deliver it directly to you. You can also pick it up at the store. Finally, just heat up your meals in the oven or microwave and enjoy the optimal nutrition without the hassle.

Interested in being a vendor for this year’s event? Contact [email protected] for more information.