Meet Joe Hippensteel
Joe Hippensteel, a Master in Physio-Kinesiology, focuses on Ultimate Human Performance (UHP) at the highest levels. He spent many years training for the Decathlon at a national level. Due to his size (or lack thereof), and lack of God given talent, his accomplishments were developed through extremely hard work and creative, extremely advanced methods of training over a 30 year period. The Decathlon (10 events in Track and Field contested over 2 days) is considered one of the most grueling of all sports and because of the diversity of skills needed, is extremely difficult to train for. Most of the athletes that compete in the decathlon at a National or World class level have natural speed, strength and size, averaging 6' 2" and weighing 190 lbs. Joe is 5'8'' and 168 lbs. and without natural speed. His passionate desire and dreams of making an Olympic Team made him commit to incredibly intense training averaging 8 - 10 hours per day 5 - 6 days per week for many years in order to keep up with the much taller, stronger, faster athletes. Although he did not reach his goal of making an Olympic team, he developed many creative and intense training methods that allowed him to improve his performance to reach a national level. His education emphasized Exercise Physiology, Kinesiology, and Biology. He achieved All American Status in University, Division I competition and received The Scholar Athlete Award from CSU Fresno in his senior year. He also researched and studied the "Powers of the Mind" for decades and is certified as a Master Hypnotist by two national organizations.
After pulling a hamstring right before two different Olympic Trials competitions, Joe dedicated himself to overcoming these problems that almost all athletes face sometime in their careers, he had over 100 injuries over a 30 year period of training. Many medical professionals recommended surgery for some of these "irreparable injuries". "I felt there had to be a better way, and I was on a mission to figure it out through more advanced and creative training methods", says Joe. Currently, he owns his own Professional Track and Field Team training athletes for the Olympics and World Championships. He still trains at an intense level with some of his World Class athletes virtually injury free to this day. He has mastered and learned to integrate all areas of training and methods of Ultimate Human Performance. These areas include; Elite Track & Field Techniques, Speed, Strength, Power, Flexibility, Nutrition, Injury Elimination, and All Physiological & Psychological Aspects of "ULTIMATE HUMAN PERFORMANCE".
The key to Mr. Hippensteel's success is INTEGRATION of all of the above aspects as well as detailed understanding and use of the knowledge of Physical Therapy, Chiropractic, Myopractic, Massage Therapy, biomechanics, exercise physiology, kinesiology, hypnosis and visualization techniques, along with the extremely advanced methods of training and Injury Elimination Techniques developed by Joe called UHP ROM 24™ Flexibility/Mobility Standards (24 Ranges of Motion) and The Hipp 86 Method™ of Tension Release. They are used in his training and coaching of athletes, trainers and coaches. By transferring his knowledge and experience to athletes he now works with, performance improvements are fast and constant. Athletes, under his programs continue to improve every year in virtually every area of performance. ULTIMATE HUMAN PERFORMANCE has always been the goal, and knowledge and integration of all aspects of performance are his strong points.