When you hear about programming for homeostatic regulators, you may be thinking it’s a little too fancy for you or your current clients…

I totally get it.

Conceptualizing pH levels, blood glucose, and temperature variations are not easy concepts to wrap your neurons around for sure.

You don’t see a lot of fitness influencers making pH super hawt on the gram... yet.

But while the physiology here is more advanced, the actions to implement some pretty incredible change are simple.

Physiologic systems are complex.

Your actions are simple.

Here are 2 examples of how the Phys Flex Certification makes these concepts actionable:

# 1: Training for pH - Do some HIIT.
Warm up completely. Get on the rower and do all-out intervals for 15-60 sec.

Ideally, you want to keep your watts as high as you can during that entire time.

Rest completely.

Do it again while trying to keep it to 5-10% of that original wattage, thus keeping the high power output consistently high.


This is going to produce a lot of lactate and hydrogen ions. Your body will then have to buffer that, so you’re then training the pH regulatory system of the homeostatic regulators.

#2: Training for Temperature - Turn Your Shower To Cold

Turn your shower to cold for 10-30 seconds at the end.


You’re getting your body more comfortable doing something uncomfortable.

While you may not see a massive physiologic benefit, the psychologic benefit of training yourself to do hard things is very useful.

Just imagine how that would benefit your clients in a multitude of other areas of their lives.

Once they get used to that, then you can progress slowly more and more from there to increase the physiologic benefits.

As you can see, these concepts require more science, but they don't require a ton more time.

Heck, many times, they will save you time.

The Phys Flex Cert has over 40 explicit action items, so you will always know exactly what to do. All this is in addition to the overall system to understand how it works and when to do each one.

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"Dr. Mike T. Nelson is one of my go-to guys for applied physiology, which is particularly impressive considering that he always seems to be kiteboarding and must have ears full of blood from his taste in gym music."

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Dr Mike

PS –you have a few hours left to get the fast action bonus of a private full 1-hour consulting call with me, a real-world value of $250, plus the 4.5 hours of the private “Ask Me Anything” calls in addition to the entire Phys Flex Cert. To get both, though, you must enroll by midnight PST tonight, Tues.

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PPS – Here is what Dr. Christopher Ellis, owner of Dynamic Physio said:

I recently took the Physiologic Flexibility course and absolutely loved it!
This is great for trainers, coaches, physical therapists, and basically anyone who wants to maximize their results for their clientele, or even for your own interests.
For example, I've been consistently doing ice baths on a daily basis since taking this course because I have a deeper understanding of the benefits and loving the effects.
One of the most fascinating aspects of the course is learning how there is 'crosstalk' between the homeostatic regulators. For example, improving CO2 tolerance can improve your tolerance to exercise. This was something I suspected, but now I know the science behind it.
The course is dense in research/evidence, so if you're the type that likes to take a deep dive into understanding cutting-edge science, this is for you.
It was so informative I am going back through it a second time – which is easy since it is 100% online.
I highly recommend this course!”

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Dr Mike


Mike T Nelson CISSN, CSCS, MSME, PhD
Associate Professor, Carrick Institute
Owner, Extreme Human Performance,
LLC Editorial Board Member, STRONG Fitness Mag

Mike T Nelson is a PhD and not a physician or registered dietitian. The contents of this email should not be taken as medical advice. It is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any health problem - nor is it intended to replace the advice of a physician. Always consult your physician or qualified health professional on any matters regarding your health.


Dr Mike T Nelson

Creator of the Flex Diet Cert & Phys Flex Cert, CSCS, CISSN, Assoc Professor, kiteboarder, lifter of odd objects, metal music lover. >>>>Sign up to my daily FREE Fitness Insider newsletter below

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