Today, I have a video interview for you with Dan Go.
Dan and I chat about “How to Have the Best Workout of Your Life.”
Enjoy the interview.
Rick Kaselj: I’m here with another interview for you and based upon the feedback that you gave to me a couple of weeks ago when I sent you a survey, you wanted more videos. I have done more videos, hopefully you’ve seen the increase on ExercisesforInjuries.com and on the EFI YouTube channel when it comes to videos. Now I am trying to do more of these video interviews. Here is another one for you.
Today, I have an interview with Dan Go. He is going to talk about something that is missing in a lot of people’s programs that’s going to end up helping them with their results.
So Dan I’ll get you to introduce yourself to the viewers or listeners.
Dan Go: Awesome. My name is Dan Go. Thank you very much for that introduction, Rick. Just what I do, I own a transformation center down in Markham, Ontario and I help people to get in best shape of their lives, but also help them feel good as well. I think what we are going to talk about today is one of the most overlooked aspects of anyone’s workout.
Rick Kaselj: You and I have known each other, how many years has it been? I guess since 2010 at least.
Dan Go: It’s been too long. Maybe I think it’s been like 3 to 4 years. I think I we met in Vegas. I remember clear as the day it was in one of the meeting rooms at one of the Mastermind meetings. I met you and you were the coolest. You are basically the first cool dude that made me feel welcome in the group. That was like my first impression of you Rick. If anybody is watching, you are always wondering how Rick is in person, he is way more awesome in person than he is online.
Rick Kaselj: Okay, I know you have a facility around Toronto and something that you have been doing with your clients of late is something that you called Peak Performance Formula. Maybe you can explain what that Peak Performance Formula is?
Dan Go: The Peak Performance Formula is what I get my clients to do before their workouts. What we don’t realize is while you are watching this I am going to guess that you are probably sitting down at this point. What I will say is this is probably not the first minute that you have been sitting down; you probably been sitting down progressively for the past hour or the past two hours. And a study just came out that shows, like the British Journal of Medicine, shows that people are sitting on average for about 9 hours a day.
We don’t take it into account the fact that we sleep as well. That’s another 6 to 8 hours of time spent on our backs in a sedentary position. So essentially what happens is like I think you talk about this a lot in your exercise for injuries with your own community and the fact that posture relates directly to performance in every single way.
And what’s happening is especially with the workouts that are coming out right now like in crossfit, body building, circuit training, whatever it is you name it, people are taking these broken postures into the gym and they are putting it through like 30 to 45 minutes to an hour of battery of exercises and they don’t realize what they are doing is they are actually taking two steps forward looking great but three steps backward from feeling great.
They may have the body of a teenager but they will end up with the movement patterns of an 80 year old man who just had hip surgery. So the whole idea of the Peak Performance Formula is when people go and actually read about it they may think that when they are doing this Peak Performance Formula they are almost like injecting, almost like I am going to say a performance enhancing drug, into their body. They are all exercises but it’s almost like they are taking some performance enhancing exercise but essentially what we are doing with the Peak Performance Formula is we are essentially bringing the body back to the way it was actually meant to work in the first place.
This particular formula will:
- increase your strength
- increase your speed
- increase your power
- reduce the amount of fatigue that you have in your workout
- increase your energy
And what people really like is the fact that it heals your old injuries and also it protects you from new ones as well.
Rick Kaselj: So looking at with your clients, how do you incorporate this Peak Performance Formula into your clients’ workouts or training sessions?
Dan Go: Well we always have some sort of downtime before the training session actually starts. What happens is that we actually take the first 15 minutes, we give them the program to do right before we actually start the actual workout and that’s what they do. They use those 15 minutes to prepare their body for the intense circuit training workout that we are going to put them through.
- What we do essentially in the Peak Performance Formula is to get them to roll and get them to do Self-Myofascial Release that’s that first thing. They have to massage their bodies and make sure that the fascial tissues are in good quality before they do the workout.
- The second thing is that they have to almost wake up their nervous system and also increase the flow of synovial fluid into their bodies and we do this to the neuromuscular activators.
- The third step which builds upon the first and second is to do the Dynamic Mobility Exercises. And dynamic mobility exercises essentially are exercises that just bring your body back in balance and also activate just core muscles that have been put to sleep by the sedentary nature of today’s work place.
Rick Kaselj: Okay. There ends up being these three parts to the Peak Performance Formula. Now maybe you can expand a little bit more on the neuromuscular activation side part of things.
Dan Go: So the neuromuscular activation side of things is almost like a key to the ignition. When you are starting with any physical activity whatsoever a lot of people will jump on the treadmill and they do a couple of static stretches and feel that they are ready for the workout, but essentially what they have to do is they have to take a full on body approach to waking up their nervous system.
I mean that’s essentially it. They have to do full body exercises that almost actually kind of build upon the third step the exercise that you see that we do or things like jumping jacks, things like seal jumps. Now with jumping jacks what you are doing is you are doing a full body movement but you are also kind of developing a little bit more mobility right at the lats and right at the shoulders every time that you are raising your arms up, and this sets the stage for the dynamic mobility part.
Also neuromuscular activators, if you ever do any type of like cardiovascular exercise right before your workouts you are going to realize that you get a little bit of sweat and you feel a little bit more pliable. What you are thinking is that oh I am sweating so that must mean that I am ready for my workout but it is not necessarily that. What gets you ready for your workout and what makes you feel prime is the fact that you are actually releasing this little fluid called synovial fluid into your body through the full body workout and through the neuromuscular activator.
The synovial fluid essentially detoxifies your body. It detoxifies your limbs system but also what they do is it acts as lubricant for your muscle joints. Once you realize that you know it’s almost like maintenance in your body. A lot of people take their bodies into the mechanic shop for oil changes or what not and what they do with the neuromuscular activators they are almost like getting their bodies almost like an oil change a little bit.
It has like two functions:
1) To wake up the nervous system.
2) To lubricate their joints to make sure that they are ready for the workouts.
=== End of Part 1 ===
If you are looking for more workouts that will help you increase your workout results and prevent injuries, you can check out the Recovery Workouts Program.
Take care and bye bye.
Rick Kaselj, MS
P.S. – I will come up with Part 2 of the interview, very soon.