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S_2_EP_15: All About Coaching: Interview with Jeb and Dean from Stronger U

Dr. Mike T Nelson interviews Jeb and Dean from Stronger U to provide practical...

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S_2_EP_14: Flex Diet Certification Open Now and My Secret Goal

The writer of one of Dr. Mike’s favorite books of 2020, Breath: The New...

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Flex Diet Podcast: S2 EP16: Protein, Metabolism and Research: Interview with Eric Williamson from Unlocked Fitness

  S2_EP_16: Protein, Metabolism, and Research: Interview with Eric Williamson from Unlocked Fitness I...

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Flex Diet Podcast: S2 Ep 13: Interview with James Nestor, author of “Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art”

The writer of one of Dr. Mike’s favorite books of 2020, Breath: The New...

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Stack the deck in your favor…

Greetings from the early AM hours on a Saturday here in Minnesota where I...

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Mouth vs Nasal Breathing

Nasal breathing is all the rage now, and for good reason. But like all...

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Flex Diet Podcast: S2 Ep 12 Interview with Dr Mike T Nelson -Steve Turns the Tables and Interviews Me Today

Stephen Horney from Integrated Health Sciences turns the tables on Dr. Mike T Nelson...

Flex Diet Podcast: S2 Ep 11 How To Improve Your Breathing – an Interview with Rob Wilson from Shift Adapt

Dr. Mike T Nelson and Rob Wilson from shiftadapt.com talk about breathing, CO2 vs....

My #1 Travel Hack

Before the pandemic, the wonderful wifey and I traveled a lot. So much so...

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My Mistake With This Missing Nutrient

You may be thinking this is another rant on magnesium, which would be a...

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Flex Diet Podcast: S2 Ep 10 Isometrics, Patellofemoral Pain, Collagen, and More: Interview with Jake Tuura

Jake Tuura, creator of The Jacked Athlete website and Podcast, and Dr. Mike T...

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The Protein Myth

I know, I know; you are not reading this article to hear some nerd...

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Eustress vs. Distress Psychology

I am not a psych professional, but as a coach/trainer for more than 16...

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Cold water post lifting – Why I did it wrong

Today after my upper body lifting session of axle bench press, trap bar deadlifts...

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Dark Beer, Saunas, and Contrast Therapy …in the name of gainZ

One of the comments I got from the BEER-HIIT study article I referenced about...

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Alcohol and your GainZ – The BEER-HIIT study

The BEER-HIIT study seeks to answer a common question from my private M3 1-1...

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Flex Diet Podcast: S2 Ep 9 Gut Health and Exercise: Interview with Dr. Sara Campbell

Dr. Mike and Dr. Sara Campbell take an in-depth look at gut health and...

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Flex Diet Podcast: S2 Ep 8 Gym Openings and COVID-19 Safety: Interview with Mario Mavrides

This episode of Flex Diet Podcast covers the difficulties with gym openings and COVID-19...

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All About Bro-Science (really?)

Yep, the crew at Iron Radio did a whole episode about “How To Do Bro-Science”...

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The Ready State Podcast Discusses Flex Diet with Dr Kelly and Juliet Starrett

Check out The Ready State Podcast I did with Dr. Kelly Starrett and his...

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HRV as a Tool to Measure the Long-Term Cost of Training

Are you training harder at the cost of your health and overall energy level?...

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One-size-fits-all nutrition?

We all know a one-size-fits-all nutrition approach almost never works. I am always amazed...

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The Trifecta of Recovery – Can you guess it?

You know that you need to train in order to get dem’ gainZ, but...

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Could Grip Strength Be Your Missing Component?

Want the keys to a missing component in your training? Get a stronger grip....

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Mental skills for fitness pros with Dr. Lisa Lewis

Greetings from Montana where the wonderful wifey and I are in the process of...

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Flex Diet Podcast: S2 Ep 7 Female Athletes and Eating to Fuel Performance with Dr. Susan Kleiner

I was thrilled to interview my good friend Dr. Susan Kleiner about the importance...

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Internal vs. External Cues for Muscle Performance

Earlier this year, I flew to Australia to teach Reflexive Performance Reset (RPR) Levels ...

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Discipline; Do the Work – Keep Moving Forward

Discipline is to punch the clock by lifting the weights with violent consistency. Day...

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Deep Dive on Metabolic Flexibility (Podcast)

Hola from South Dakota where the wonderful wifey and I are visiting her family....

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Top 3 Superfoods

Yep, I am talking superfoods. My definition of a superfood is one that is...

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Flex Diet Cert Testimonial

You may have heard me ramble on and on about the Flex Diet Certification...

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Flex Diet Podcast: Dr. Dom D’Agostino on Red Light, Ketones, Fasting, Zapping Monkeys and More

Last week, I had tons of fun at the neurologist as we played with...

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All About Light with Thaddeus Owen from Primal Hacker

Greetings from Minnesota where I’m spending the week with Dr. Schmoe at The Functional...

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Time-Restricted Eating – new research

Ten years ago if you had told me I would have some clients use...

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Anabolic Windows

No, I am not talking about the armor windows on the Telsa Cybertruck. Anabolic...

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Fire and Ice – How Extremes Help You Reduce Stress

Earlier this year, when gathering in confined spaces was still a thing, I spent...

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Dr. Mike’s Random Thoughts

I was cleaning the other day and found these random thoughts from 2013 and...

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Fitness Newsletter off topic- the elephant in the room

This newsletter is going to be a bit off-topic and we will be back...

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3 Step Domination Plan for GainZ

You may be thinking the 3 step domination plan for gainz is to eat...

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Flex Diet Certification vs Precision Nutrition

What’s the difference between your Flex Diet certification and Precision Nutrition (PN)? That is...

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My #1 Most HATED Recovery Tip

What’s my most hated recovery tip? You may be guessing it is some horrible...

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Sunlight to shrink fat cells? Really?

Imagine you just stepped out of your time machine after being transported back to...

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3 Tips to Improve Metabolic Flexibility

I recently served on a roundtable of fitness experts featuring Alan Aragon, Dr. Layne...

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Best Habit Advice Ever – Never Miss Twice

While on a previous kiteboarding trip,  I took some downtime to dig into James...

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Fasted Cardio – dem’s fighten’ words

…dem’s fighten’ words to bros! In the red corner weighing in at 156 lbs...

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Training for maximal gainZ w Dr Eric Helms

Dr Eric Helms and I talk about setting up your training for maximal gainZ...

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Flex Diet Podcast – Season 2 Begins

I’m back! Join me for Season 2 of the Flex Diet Podcast – formerly...

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Control Your Response to Stress…Kryptonite to your Gainz

During this time when everything is “different” than life before COVID  19, every chance...

The Duality of Fitness – What Really Matters

Some days being in the Fitness Industry, as much as I love it, has...

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Why you do NOT need motivation to train like pro

There I said it. I am not a fan of motivation. I am not against motivation;...

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Should you estimate resting metabolic rate for fat loss clients?

Have you tried using resting metabolic rate (RMR) for fat loss with clients? Ever...

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Plant Proteins Are the Rage Now – What You Need To Know – Mike T Nelson, CSCS, CISSN, MSME, PhD

Plant proteins have become more popular recently (ala Game Changers documentary) in part due...

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Survive to Thrive: Metabolic Flexibility and Intermittent Fasting

Now, more than ever is the perfect time to be a robust, butt-kicking human...

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3 Metabolic Tests from Resting Metabolic Rate to VO2 max

With zero travel on the docket and a little more time to experiment, I...

3 Lessons to Leanness . . . At almost 40 years old 

At 38 years old, I started looking ahead and decided I wanted to be...

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Pop-Tart Periodization

With all the uncertainty in the world now, I am doubling down on things...

CBD and Cannabinoids: Beneficial Plant compounds or all hype?

Here is my 2019 talk from the Ancestral Health Symposium (AHS) on CBD and...

Fat Loss Tricks – The Bathroom Scale and Glycogen Effects

I was recently in Costa Rica again at Flo helping with and being in...

Collagen / Gelatin before Training

Collagen / gelatin before training can help with soft tissue remodeling. The main study(Shaw...

Expansion, Antifragile, and Metabolic Flexibility – Keys To Get Unstuck

Has your fat loss or exercise performance have not improved since a certain orange...

#1 Tip for Lifting after a Poor Night of Sleep

One of the questions I get a fair amount now that sleep is trendy...

Keto Roundtable from AHS 2019

Is keto still all the rage now? What are the pros and cons of...

Eliud Kipchoge Crushes The 2 Hour Marathon – How Did He Fuel It?

On October 12, 2019 a massive world record did not just get beat but...

Why staying in your lane in the fitness industry is BS

Why staying in your lane in the fitness industry is BS Mike T Nelson,...

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The Good and Bad of Nutrition

Studies like this should peak your interest (1). Insulin is not “good” or “bad.”...

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Hola from Minnesota

Hola from Minnesota . . . where I am back upright after getting hit...

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High-Quality Basics – Exercises and Supplements

I was up at 4 am the other day as I am back home...

HRV Data from 7 Days of Intermittent Fasting (n=1)

HRV Data from 7 Days of Intermittent Fasting (n=1) Here is some data from...

5 Year Old Nutrition Advice

My AM conversation with a 5 year old last week when we were at...

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Anatomy Trains Course “Moving Through Trauma” with Tom Myers July 2019: Notes from Mike T Nelson

Anatomy Trains Course “Moving through trauma” with Tom Myers July 2019: Notes from Mike...

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Stress, Travel, and Routine Interruptions: 4 Solutions

I am back in Minnesota for a couple days as we head out to...

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VO2 Max: The Forgotten Factor in Your Training

Another factor that you may have not considered is your current VO2 max This...

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Contrast Creates Awareness

Travel is great since it provides you perspective via  a different environment. For example, when I...

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Wrong Turn — Short story & Fitness Lesson

Ever taken a wrong turn and then looked back to realize just how bad...

Ketosis and Carbs For Performance

If you want to poke the hornet’s nest, just mention ketones and performance. Here...

Longevity, AMPK and Maximal Muscle

Today I am going off on a bit of a RANT –Reactive Analytical Neurotic...

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Fitness vs Donuts

One of the fun things about travel is all the people you meet, especially...

Nerds vs Bros : CBD Effects on GH and Cortisol – Does It Enhance Exercise Recovery?