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. 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, 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 regular clients and 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.
Mimi has been doing injury prevention/rehab methods for over 25 years. She graduated from the Atlanta School of Massage in August of 1989 and started working in health clubs and chiropractic offices in Atlanta, GA. Mimi then opened and operated her own massage therapy practice in Atlanta for 9 years, where she developed and managed a diverse client base, providing long and short term therapies in the areas of sports massage, deep tissue, pain relief, flexibility and strength, injury rehab and relaxation/stress reduction. She works with professional athletes regularly and worked at the 1995 Track & Field Olympic Trials in New Orleans, the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, and at the 1992 World Track & Field Championships in Goetborg, Sweden. Mimi is certified in Sports Massage and Neuromuscular Therapy and is also trained in Swedish, deep tissue, cross fiber, and extensive anatomy and physiology.
In 1996, Mimi started working and training with Joe Hippensteel of Ultimate Human Performance, Inc. His unique and advanced training methods and training paradigms using UHP ROM 24 standards helped Mimi achieve great gains in her strength, speed and flexibility where she was able to squat twice her body weight (200 lbs) for 10 reps and run a 4:52 1500 meters (5:10 mile). Mimi has competed for over 20 years in amateur sports, including road races, track & field (1500 meters, 800 meters, 400 meters, 200 meters) and cycling events. She is currently training for the mile in track & field (National Champion several times), and has remained injury free due to her knowledge of flexibility, strength, rest and recovery, nutrition, and proper integration of training.
Since 2011, she and Joe Hippensteel have been working with the Navy SEALs in San Diego, to teach advanced training methods to help reduce their injuries, increase performance and increase their operational longevity. She also continues to work with professional athletes and private clients to achieve these goals. Included in Mimi’s client list are Olympic and World Champions and National, American and World Record Holders: Michael Johnson, Gwen Torrence, Juliet Cuthbert, Pauline Davis, Tisha Waller, France Larieu-Smith, as well as clients listed on our website Ultimatehumanperformance.com.