- Z-Health Testimonial: Shoulder Pain is Gone
- Z-Health Movement Testimonial for Ankle Pain
- Athletic Training in White Bear Lake, MN: A Tour of the Xtreme Human Performance (XHP) Center
- Z-Health and Mike T Nelson Testimonial : Hip Pain Gone
- Kettlebell Swing Before and After Z-Health Dynamic Joint Mobiltiy Work
- Mike T Nelson Testimonial from Adam Glass, Random Updates and Training Priorites
- Pre and Post Z-Health Shoulder Range of Motion Testimonial
- Z Health and Mike T Nelson Testimonial on Deadlifts
- Shoulder Testimonial for Joint Mobility work with Mike T Nelson
- Ouch, The Muscles Around My Shoulder Hurt: Testimonial for Mike T Nelson
- Testimonial for Mike T Nelson from Robert Orr, RKC II
- Z Health Testimonial and Time to Vote
- Z Health Mobility and Mike T Nelson Tesimonial for Tricep Weakness and Neck Pain
- Ouch, my hip hurts and my glute does not work: Testimonial from Dave the rock climber
- Phone Consultation Testimonial for Mike T Nelson: Low Back and Hip Pain
- Shoulder Issue with Kettlebell Pressing: Video Testimonial for Mike T Nelson
- Testimonial from Rick Olson, RKC
- Testimonial for Mike T Nelson: Hip flexor and groin tight and painful on Squats
- Testimonial Time, TSC 2009 Training and Lessons Learned
- Testimonial Time for Personal Trainer Mike T Nelson
- Testimonial for Minnesota Trainer Mike T Nelson : Knee Pain and Post ACL Recovery
- Trainer Mike T Nelson Testimonial: Shoulder Pain While Doing A Bench Press Gone!
Tons of great posts coming up including USAPL Meet update, Z-Health Review rolls on, more testimonials, TSC results, a top secret project, and much more so stay tuned here!
I will have an update to the last post below coming soon too!
If you are in Minnesota, you have to be watching the Green Bay Packers vs Minnesota Vikings game this Monday night too! It is going to be a killer game, so Jodie and I will be watching the game after a nice dinner of salmon, veggies and a nice Blue Moon Harvest Moon pumpkin beer. Tasty!
Testimonial for Mike T Nelson from uber strongman, grip athlete Adam Glass
For those on my newsletter list, you know I went over to Brad “No Relation” Nelson’s top secret location last Friday for a little talking shop pow wow that went into the wee hours of the AM. As with most things, at some point in the night we end trying all sorts of stuff on each other especially after a few tasty adult style beverages.
Adam had some issues closing a gripper, so after some investigation I did some nerve glides on him and gave him a Z-Health joint mobility drill (fingers curled and perform finger circles). Keep in mind that the body place a HUGE priority on the nerves and if it thinks that you will potentially damage them by a particular movement, it will start to neurologically shut down your performance as a survival mechanism. For more info on nerve flossing, see the post below.
Fast forward a few days and Adam sends me this video.
In short, he did the drills and went on a complete terror and closed every #3 gripper in his gym! Wow! Very cool. A HUGE shout out to Adam for being a great student (we are all students) and taking massive action (he did the drills). If you know Adam, you also know that he tells it like it is and does not pull any punches.
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Fitness Goals and Focus
I often getting the question of “What should I focus on for my fitness goals?”
It is a great question, and while the answer depends on your goals, a linear approach would be to focus on the following in this order.
1) mobility first
2) coordination (stability makes it sound like you don’t move)
3) strength (in what position?)
4) power/speed (everyone need to move fast since life is a full contact, fast paced sport)
5) CRF (cardio respiratory fitness)
I honestly can’t remember who I stole it from (Frankie F and Aaron S I think?), but just thing about Quality over Quantity and you will have your answer.
Is it good to run 5 miles if your gait (walking motion) sucks?
Should you just keep pounding your joints to dust to increase your “cardio”?
If you want to get even simpler, you can just go with
2) coordination (unloaded, under load and at different speeds)
Again, this is a generalization as every individual athlete will have specifics needs that will vary from day to day; but if I had to pick I would go with the above.
Mike T Nelson