In the midst of defending his X Games gold medal in the Ski Superpipe in Aspen, Colo., David Wise released a series of training videos geared towards action and extreme sports athletes of all skill levels.
RAW Training Secrets features a variety of exercises and intense workout programs used by Wise in his ascension to the top of his sport. Each exercise was specifically designed by Wise’s trainer and RAW partner, Max McManus, an accomplished sports-specific functional trainer. RAW is available online at www.rawtrainingsecrets.com.
“All action sports require a blend of speed, power and balance that are hard to build and refine through traditional workout programs. RAW workouts are specifically designed to develop this blend, but they are also designed to help train the mind. Traditional training programs overlook how important the brain is to action sports. Max and I have learned that speed, reaction time, balance and explosiveness are all things that can be improved off the hill just as much or more as on,” said Wise. “I’ve been fortunate to work with someone (McManus) throughout my career who tailored exercises and workout regimens to meet the finely tuned requirements of my sport and I’m thrilled at the opportunity to share them with amateur and professional action sports athletes of all levels.”
“There is a specific science behind getting the very most out of your body and ensuring it performs at its highest level without injury,” said McManus. “Over many years of working with David and other top-level athletes, we’ve developed a number of programs that are tailored towards taking you from competing to being competitive.”
Known for his work ethic, Wise is the reigning three-time X Games Gold Medalist and, in 2014, he became the first-ever Olympic Champion in the inaugural freeski halfpipe event in Sochi, Russia. His accolades and accomplishments also include four first place finishes at Dew Tour, six career FIS World Cup podium finishes, U.S. Grand Prix Champion in 2011 and 2013 and he is the 2013 FIS World World Champion.
McManus, also known as Coach X, has more than three decades of experience as an athletic trainer and coach and has worked with more than 5,000 clients, athletes and sports teams including MLB Rookie of the Year, Dustin Pedroia of the Boston Red Sox, NFL Pro Bowl wide receiver Nate Burleson and has worked with Wise for the last 10 years. McManus holds a clinical license in American Sports Medicine and a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology.