Mike T. Nelson on Navigating Healthspan: From Assessment to Improvement

Jan. 15, 2024

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Dr. Mike T. Nelson has spent 18 years learning how the human body works, specifically focusing on properly conditioning it to burn fat and become stronger, more flexible, and healthier. He’s been called to share his techniques with top government agencies, universities and colleges, fitness organisations and fanatics. The techniques he’s developed and the results Mike gets for his clients have been featured in international magazines, scientific publications, and websites across the globe.

On the podcast today, Mike talks about his Flex Diet Certification program: a course for trainers, coaches and fitness enthusiasts on metabolic flexibility, working with clients on nutrition and achieving fitness goals. We also talk about a little of everything else - his recent talk at the ISSN Conference, measuring and improving your VO2 Max, creating training plans, and the best ways to assess for fitness and healthspan.

Mike’s Flex Diet Certification program takes students 1-2 times a year and is open through 1/22/24.

Here’s the outline of this interview with Dr Mike T. Nelson:

[00:00:07] Mike's previous NBT podcasts: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.

[00:00:27] Flex Diet Podcast.

[00:02:56] Podcast: D'Agostino: Researcher and Athlete on the Benefits of a Ketogenic Diet.

[00:05:21] Brianna Stubbs; Podcasts with Brianna: 1, 2, 3, 4.

[00:06:05] International Society of Sports Nutrition (ISSN) Conference.

[00:07:50] Psilocybin.

[00:09:35] Flex Diet Certification (opens 1/15/24 - 1/22/24).

[00:19:43] How to measure your VO2 Max.

[00:21:31] PNO─ĺ studies: 1. Tsekouras, Yiannis E., et al. "Validity and reliability of the new portable metabolic analyzer PNO E." Frontiers in Sports and Active Living 1 (2019): 24; 2. Kwok, Manny MY, Shamay SM Ng, and Billy CL So. "Validity and Reliability of the Portable Metabolic Analyzer PNOE to assess cardiometabolic capacity during walking exercise." (2023).

[00:26:52] Changing your VO2 Max.

[00:27:39] HERITAGE study: Sarzynski, Mark A., et al. "The HERITAGE Family Study: a review of the effects of exercise training on cardiometabolic health, with insights into molecular transducers." Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise 54.5 Suppl (2022): S1.

[00:34:17] Resting metabolic rate.

[00:37:03] Respiratory Exchange Ratio (RER).

[00:37:49] Ryan Baxter - Podcast: How to Use Biomedical Testing for Obstacle Course Racing Performance.

[00:40:01] Podcast: The Flex Diet: A Science-Based Guide to Metabolic Flexibility, with Mike T Nelson.

[00:44:17] Jason Moore; Spren.

[00:45:02] Greg Potter.

[00:49:16] Shapa scale.

[00:51:07] Creating training plans.

[00:56:29] Evaluating technique and progress.

[00:59:38] Moxy Oxygen Monitor.

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