I have another interview with a fitness professionals that focus movement coaching.
Today I am interviewing Mike T Nelson.
He’s going to chat with us about assessing your client.
Mike Nelson has an extensive background in human movement and is even finishing up his PHD in Kinesiology. He focuses on personal training and movement coaching in Minnesota.
A Unique Fitness Assessment with Mike T Nelson
In Part 1 of the interview, Mike T Nelson will share with you:
– Who he is
– His unique approach to assessing clients
In Part 2 of the interview, Mike T Nelson will share with you:
– More about his unique approach to assessing clients
– Jammed joints and muscular weakness
– An inside peak on his topic for his PhD
Before I go, I wanted to typed out a key part of the interview.
I know not all of you will listen to the whole interview but it has some great information.
This was the part that I thought was a must to listen too.
What is Arthrokinetic Reflex?
Rick Kaselj: Another thing we were talking about before we got on the call was arthrokinetic reflex.
So maybe you can explain how jammed joints can actually lead to muscular weakness.
Mike T Nelson: You see this a lot. I was just talking to someone this morning about this. He was saying it exclude dysfunction in runners all the time.
So at its simplest level, if I injure my right elbow my body neurologically is not going to let me curl, let’s say, a heavy weight.
It’s not going to allow those muscles across the elbow joint to fire at 100 percent. Because it goes. So since you’re doing a voluntary exercise I’m not going to allow you to complete that motion with this much force because I’m going to try to protect your elbow. The body is going to try and protect you from itself. It’s going to try and prevent you from destroying yourself. So the reverse is true. If I can get really good mobility in my elbow then my brain goes, “Hey, no elbow problems here. All systems go.” Then you can allow you to lift the heavier object. So the theory is if your body is more survival based unfortunately it really doesn’t care about performance.
The way to get a performance increase is to make it better able to survive. By doing that you’re actually able to increase performance. So by getting rid of that arthrokinetic reflex, that jammed elbow joint, that allows you to have much better muscular function at that level.
Thank you so much.
I hope you enjoyed the interview.
Feel free to email me and let me know what topic you would like to cover in upcoming interviews or fitness professionals you would like me to interview.
Rick Kaselj, MS