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.


2018 Schedule is provided as an example –  2019 speakers and sessions will be announced.
Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
MVP Only Event All Attendees
Thursday 7 7:30

MVP Registration | 7:30 – 8:15

2nd floor

Thursday 7 8:15

MVP Welcome | 8:15 – 8:30

Thursday 7 8:30

MVP Classroom Sessions | 8:30 – 12:45

8:30 – 9:30 // Advanced Intensity Techniques for Body Weight Training – Jeff Cavaliere

There is a direct correlation between an athletes success in the weight room and exercise intensity. For many trainees, intensity goes hand in hand with progressive overload. While progressive overload is a valuable technique, it is in fact only one of many available for ensuring intensity. Professional athletes and casual exercise enthusiasts alike are often managing chronic injury, poor recovery and other stressors that can make ‘going heavy’ a risky proposition and even less likely to produce the results desired and becomes even that much more challenging when talking about body weight training. In this discussion Coach Cavaliere will delve into the many untapped techniques that can increase the intensity of a workout without relying solely on an increase in weight.

9:30 – 10:30 // Developing The Most Important Physical Characteristic in Sports – Power! – Joe DeFranco

We all know athletes who are incredibly strong, but can’t get out of their own way and have a glaring lack of athleticism . We also know athletes who are lightning fast, yet a light breeze can blow them over. The athlete that everyone envies – the athlete that dominates – is the ones that possess the rare combination of strength and speed!  It’s time to see exactly how to develop one of the most important physical characteristic in sports – power!

10:45 – 11:45 // Loaded Mobility– The Secret of Youthful Motion– Steve Cotter

Athletes need to be strong in multiple planes of motion, not just standing in one spot. Loaded mobility is a method for improving strength and mobility simultaneously through adding external load to the body while moving.

Kettlebells are ideal to practicing loaded mobility because of the unique way that the training tool can be positioned in the hand and kept in contact with the body, aligned over the center of mass.

The foundation of loaded mobility is in proper posture and body alignment, with attention placed on footwork and positioning.  There is an added emphasis on coordinated breathing which allows the athlete to sustain their effort over a prolonged period of time. Learn how to improve this critical yet overlooked element of movement dynamics with the use of your own bodyweight and a single kettlebell.

11:45 – 12:45 // Improving the Big Lifts with Strategic Accessory Work KC Mitchell

You want to a get a bigger bench? Bench more…right? You want to get a stronger deadlift, then you have to get over the bar and start deadlifting, no?  Not so fast. Coach KC is going to show you how using properly programmed accessory work can help you progress much more significantly and quickly in the big lifts than simply racking up set after set of them by themselves.

Thursday 7 12:45

Catered MVP Lunch | 12:45 – 1:30

Thursday 7 1:45

MVP Bus Departs for Rough House | 1:45

Thursday 7 2:30

Open Gym – Learn by Doing  | 2:30 – 5:00

The Big Three – KC Mitchell

Learn effective cues, common mechanical breakdowns and fixes to the big three lifts.

Power & Speed Training – Joe Defranco

Learn how to apply acceleration and speed without sacrificing force generation for an overall increase in explosive strength.  

Kettlebell – Steve Cotter

Kettlebell training is more than just swings. Discover the many uses for these amazing strength and conditioning tools with hands-on coaching from one of the world’s best.

Exercise Intensity Techniques – Jeff Cavaliere

As an innovator in the field of strength and conditioning Coach Cavaliere has amassed a diverse and extensive toolkit of techniques, hacks and strategies for achieving success in the weight room on the playing field and in the ‘sport of life’. Learn how to squeeze the greatest effect out of even the most basic exercise.  

Thursday 7 5:30

MVP Bus Departs for Hotel | 5:30

Friday 8 7:30

Team Athlean Registration | 7:30 – 8:15

Main Ballroom – 2nd floor

Friday 8 8:15

Coaches Welcome | 8:15 – 9:00

Friday 8 9:00

Classroom Morning Sessions | 9:00 – 12:00

9:00 – 9:50 // Core Training 3.0 – Jeff Cavaliere

The importance of core training is widely accepted but still shockingly misunderstood.  If you are going to perform at your best however, an understanding of core science and most importantly its application…is key! Core training 3.0 offers more than just an overused buzzword.  It provides a scientifically based methodology that involves a functional and progressive approach to movement and performance. This lecture will discuss the movements, sequencing, activation techniques, and the dos and don’ts behind building your strongest core yet!

10:00 – 10:50 // Mastering The Squat – Alan Roberts

Referred to by many as the king of all exercises the squat is more than a powerhouse of an exercise but also a key human movement pattern. Despite it’s ubiquitous nature in everyday life many athletes continue to perform the exercise incorrectly leaving its many benefits untapped. In this discussion we will take a look at various forms of squatting, proper techniques and cues to help learn and coach the squat as well as effective variations for athletes who are unable to perform traditional squats properly or safely.

11:00 – 12:00 // The Intelligent Science of Using Body Fat for Fuel – Does Keto Give Athletes an Edge?– Dr. Cate Shanahan

The most popular diets in 2018 are going keto, the diet designed to help you burn your own body fat for fuel. While it may seem obvious that weight loss depends on burning body fat, what about athletic performance? This discussion will review the science currently available to answer the question and help both endurance-focused and intensity-focused athletes better understand the risks and benefits of experimenting with keto.

Friday 8 12:00

Lunch Break | 12:00 – 1:30

Friday 8 1:30

Classroom Afternoon Sessions | 1:30 – 3:30

1:30 – 2:25 // Unleashing the Fire Within – Paul Reddick

Paul shows you how to tap into one of his performance psychology hacks to uncover what truly motivates you. The answers may surprise you and they will definitely light a fire within you to get you motivated for not just your next workout, but for years to come.

2:35 – 3:30 // In Pursuit of Bodyweight Mastery–  Al Kavadlo

Calisthenic training has existed since the time of the ancient Greeks and has experienced a resurgence in popularity in recent years. Though bodyweight training has a lot in common with other forms of strength training, there are some important unique differences. In this discussion we will explore common pitfalls made by beginner and advanced athletes as well as techniques to advance your calisthenic training and open avenues of physique development and performance seemingly reserved for those with mastery of their own bodyweight..

Friday 8 3:45

Coaches Hot Seat (Q&A) | 3:45 – 4:30

Friday 8 4:30

A-X Games 2018 Overview | 4:30 – 5:15

Friday 8 6:15

Team Athlean Welcome Reception | 6:15 – 7:15 (Appetizers)

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

Friday 9 9:00

A-X Games 2018

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 Grand Ballroom – 2nd floor


To be announced on Friday at the Games overview

Sunday 10 9:00

Coaches Q&A | 9:00 – 9:45

You’ve got one of the leading strength and conditioning specialists in the world within earshot. Now’s your chance to ask your most burning questions.

Sunday 10 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 2017!

Sunday 10 11:00

Keynote Speaker(s) | 11:00 – 12:00

Suprise Speaker

Sunday 10 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.