Dr. Mike T. Nelson is a researcher, exercise physiologist, trainer, speaker, and expert on the human body. Dr. Nelson specializes in metabolic flexibility, heart rate variability, and overall human performance. He is a faculty member for the Carrick Institute of Functional Neurology and an adjunct professor and member of the American College of Sports Medicine.
Dr. Nelson has a Ph.D. in Exercise Physiology from the University of Minnesota, an M.S. in Biomechanics from Michigan Technical University, and a B.A. in Natural Science from St. Scholastica. He is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the NSCA and holds multiple sports performance-related professional certifications.
Dr. Nelson discusses nutrition, basic physiology, recovery, and psychology in relation to improving sports performance. He shares his thoughts on the role of various hormones in athletic performance and how those can be utilized.
In this podcast, Dr. Mike T. Nelson discusses with Joel:
- The roles of lactate, cortisol, and growth hormone on the athlete.
- Seeking performance not fatigue.
- The use of breathing techniques.
- The effectiveness of nutrient timing on hypertrophy.
- The role of leucine in protein absorption.
- Ketosis and its role for speed and power athletes.
Dr. Nelson’s website can be found here.
Podcast total run time is 59:14.
Keywords: nutrition, hormones, belly breathing, nutrient timing