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Jaymes Longstrom and I talk about everything from coaching to body composition and performance. We discuss the poster he presented at the ISSN conference and data from physique competitors who are looking to get super lean. While these athletes represent the extremes of the sport, there’s much we can learn from their practices.

Episode Notes

  • Intro to Jaymes

  • Challenges doing research
  • How extremes can inform the means
  • Case study presented at ISSN
  • Individual variation in where fat is lost
  • Refeed approach
  • Coaching an athlete through aggressive fat loss
  • Metabolic flexibility markers

Jaymes has coordinated a number of research studies and presented original data at national conferences under the supervision of Dr. Bill Campbell in the Performance and Physique Enhancement Laboratory. Jaymes is a competitive physique athlete who has also competed in powerlifting. Jaymes believes the value of research is in its practical application; each client will benefit from a scientific and uniquely individualized approach.

Find Jaymes on Instagram @jaymeslongstrom.

Rock on!

Dr. Mike T Nelson

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Dr. Mike T Nelson

Dr. Mike T Nelson

PhD, MSME, CISSN, CSCS Carrick Institute Adjunct Professor Dr. Mike T. Nelson has spent 18 years of his life learning how the human body works, specifically focusing on how to properly condition it to burn fat and become stronger, more flexible, and healthier. He’s has a PhD in Exercise Physiology, a BA in Natural Science, and an MS in Biomechanics. He’s an adjunct professor and a member of the American College of Sports Medicine. He’s been called in to share his techniques with top government agencies. The techniques he’s developed and the results Mike gets for his clients have been featured in international magazines, in scientific publications, and on websites across the globe.

  • PhD in Exercise Physiology
  • BA in Natural Science
  • MS in Biomechanics
  • Adjunct Professor in Human
  • Performance for Carrick Institute for Functional Neurology
  • Adjunct Professor and Member of American College of Sports Medicine
  • Instructor at Broadview University
  • Professional Nutritional
  • Member of the American Society for Nutrition
  • Professional Sports Nutrition
  • Member of the International Society for Sports Nutrition
  • Professional NSCA Member
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