Author Archives: Chad

Functional Golf Warmup

Hello Avid Golfers,

This post is from SunRidge Canyon Golf Club – 3 Hour Workshop

Q:  If you have 15 minutes before your tee time what do you do?

A: Always remember your body plays the game; not your clubs.   I see a lot of young golfers grab their driver first and hit a terrible shot.  In order to hit bombs off the tee it requires a simple strategy…  to play in life or in golf,  you need to move better.

It all starts with flexibility and mobility.

To prevent injuries, we need a tool to make the invisible visible. We need to bring clients and athletes into the gym to assess their movement patterns before the catastrophe occurs… an ACL tear, herniated disk, or torn rotator cuff.

In addition, we need a model that allows us to identify the problem.

The Titliest Performance Institute (TPI) mini screen helped identify a few limitations or imbalances in your body.

Ultimately if you want to feel better or move better you’ll need a program or a starting point.

Enjoy these videos.

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Chad Nelson, BS
Golf Performance Specialist
Method Athlete

Power Development for Golf

First things first. c I know everyone wants to create more power or aka have the ability to hit bombs off the tee. c The key idea here is most golfers:  weekend warriors, corporate executives and even amateurs are not ready for more power. x My motto is “Do NOT put  fitness on dysfunction?” xContinue Reading

What is Gluten in Food?

Diet Facts: Drew Brees does it. So does the entire Garmin-Transitions pro cycling team. Novak Djokovic went as far as crediting his U.S. Open tennis win to going gluten-free. Gluten has captured the attention of the sports world and many are getting rid of it to gain an athletic advantage. And the professionals are notContinue Reading


You are probably aware that most people feel better and lose body fat when they cut gluten from their diet. What you might not realise is that all grains are problematic for most people…not just the classic gluten containing grains. Why is this? Partly it’s because there is a lot of confusion over which grainsContinue Reading

Why We Get Fat

Book Review Why We Get Fat and What to Do About It is well researched by the author, Gary Taubes, who presents the basic case that we can become leaner by avoiding certain foods— and not just consuming the latest advertised “low-fat over-processed prepackaged, take-our-word-for-it solution.” This simple logic is almost too basic for today’sContinue Reading

4 Keys to Your Energy

Be Excellent at Anything: The Four Keys to Transforming the Way We Work and Live by Tony Schwartz Physical Energy The top priority for physical energy is sleeping at least seven hour per night. “Sleep is more important at the physical level than anything that you can do. It’s more important than food. Suggests takingContinue Reading

Revitalize Your Hormones

The Nine Causes of Endocrine Breakdown The Endocrine System 101 Think of this system as your body’s main power grids. It works by releasing hormones that, in turn, trigger actions in specific target cells. The Pineal, Pituitary, Thyroid, Adrenal, Pancreas, Ovaries and Testis comprise of the glands that maybe the one or more of theContinue Reading

10 Healthy Eating Rules

How many times do you follow your own healthy eating rules? It’s easy to do and easy not to do especially when you’re trying to lose 10, 15 or 25 pounds. Right! Remember this… Weight loss focuses on calories in; calories out.  Fat loss focuses on hormones. If you eat more food than you thinkContinue Reading

Healthcare Problem

The No. 2 Instrument of Death It’s probably not what you think. What do you think causes more deaths in the United States each year?  Car crashes, drug overdose, alcoholism or firearm accidents? All of the those combined don’t total a third of this insidious instrument  of death: food. We are literally eating our wayContinue Reading

Personal Philosophy: Part 1

Hey Chad Nelson here… Being in the Health and Fitness Industry over the last 8 years I’ve learned a lot about all my difference clients. That is why I love what I do — learning and understanding who you are and what makes you tick is very rewarding.  That’s one reason why I’m 97% differentContinue Reading

Are You Eating High Glycemic Foods..?

The consumption of high-glycemic foods spikes insulin and reduces glucagon thus preventing the burning of body fat. Continue Reading

Building the Perfect Backside

In the workout world your backside is called your Posterior Chain! It’s all the muscles from the base of your skull to your Achilles tendons.

I am going to teach you a key exercise to build the perfect ass a.k.a “glutes” and lose dramatic amounts of fat.Continue Reading

Relationships & Health

“One of the most commonly known truths of human existence is the importance of health and also one of the most commonly and blatantly ignored.” The same can be said for the importance of relationships. How often have you heard of a successful businsessperson who achieved great financial success only at the expense of thoseContinue Reading

Golf Fitness Program

Golf fitness training is not reserved for the young. Golfers aged 55-75 have also benefited from strength and flexibility training – both in terms of general health parameters and their performance on the course… (Read More)Continue Reading

Golf Fitness: C-Posture

What does it mean to me… the golfer?

The most significant join restriction seen in the C-Posture is the lack of thoracic spine extension or (limited backward bend or arching of the upper back).Continue Reading

7-Step Solution for Getting Better Sleep

Chronic, long-term insufficient sleep ups your odds of diabetes, depression, cardiovascular disease, even weight gain. So what to do? Try these unexpected tweaks, and wake up feeling incredibly well-rested.Continue Reading

Most Common Mistake in Exercising

The most common mistake or misconception is that you have to make it hurt to get the job done. This is far from the truth. In fact,”training to failure, is training to fail!”. You must get healthy from the inside out. The last thing you want to do is build bigger biceps with the nutritionContinue Reading


BY NANCY APPLETON, PH.D. (Reprinted by permission from the author) We are grateful to Dr. Appleton for granting us permission to reprint this most recent version of her eye-opening article.  When you read the following list of science-referenced, health-compromising consequences that are associated with sugar consumption, we are hopeful that it will have a profoundContinue Reading

3 Factors Affecting Your Weight

Are you struggling to lose the extra few pounds and you’ve tried everything?   As a health professional I look at the big picture… what is really going on around you. We tend to focus only on the problem for example “I need to lose weight”, “Look at this tummy fat”  etc. Take a stepContinue Reading

Medications Robbing You of Nutrients..?

“For every dollar we spend on prescription drugs, we spend a dollar to fix a complication. Understanding how nutritional supplements affect these drugs could make them safer and more effective.” — Mehmet Oz, M.D., Professor of Surgery at Columbia University
 and author of bestsellers “YOU: The Owner’s Manual” and “YOU: On A Diet” A little knownContinue Reading