Melissa Witmer

As a high level player and NCSA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Melissa is on a mission to improve the sport of ultimate by giving players the tools they need to train like the serious athletes they are. In addition to writing The Ultimate Athlete Handbook and starting The Ultimate Athlete Project, Melissa gives ultimate fitness clinics nationally and internationally. Gain access to many more of Melissa's articles and videos by signing up for her email list at

Recovering From Your New Year’s Resolution

by February 18, 2016, 7:30am 0

Melissa Witmer breaks down what to do when bad habits have held training goals for the new year hostage.

Core Principles of the Ultimate Athlete Project Training

by January 14, 2016, 5:00am 0

So what are the principles in UAP that allow us to work smarter and not harder?  Principles one and two are about timing and planning. The third principle guides exercise and workout selection.

What Does the Research Say About the Physical Demands of Ultimate?

by December 10, 2015, 5:00am 0

Strength training IS endurance training. Melissa Witmer dives into the latest research on athletic performance in ultimate and what it says about how we should train.

Ultimate Specific Training: The Rotational Component

by November 12, 2015, 5:30am 0

Let's look at a few things we can do to address the rotational component of ultimate from the ground up.

The Training Montage Before the Highlight Reel

by October 8, 2015, 1:04pm 0

How did last year’s plan (or lack thereof) work for you? What can you do better? Thought, reflection, education and planning now will increase your chances of success next season.


Ultimate Results Coaching Academy Online Conference 2015: Day 1 Recap

by August 3, 2015, 8:35am 0

The Ulty Results Coaching Academy Conference (URCA 2015) kicked off on Sunday with a keynote presentation from WFDF President Rob "Nob" Rauch

Ultimate Results Coaching Academy Online Conference 2015

by July 29, 2015, 10:30am 0

Announcing Ultimate Results' 2015 Coaching Academy Conference.

The Science of Interval Training

by April 30, 2015, 11:45am 0

Believe the hype: interval training is a popular training method for a reason. Melissa Witmer shares the science behind your workouts and includes some examples to try.

Training for the Highlight Reel

by April 9, 2015, 1:51pm 0

Speed. Agility. Quickness. If you want it, you've gotta train for it.

Choosing the Right Footwear for Training and Performance

by February 26, 2015, 10:47am 0

Your feet are what connect you to the ground, and virtually everything you do on the field runs through them. How are you outfitting yours?