Tight muscles, tendons, and ligaments!!! Unbeknownst to most of the medical world, many of the biggest pain causes and lack of mobility issues like bone on bone knee joints, herniated or bulging discs, pinches nerves, headaches, arthritis, bursitis, tendonitis, low back pain, planter fasciitis, calcium deposits, torn labrums, torn rotator cuff, torn ligaments, and unknown sources of pain and a condition defined by the medical world called CRPS (complex regional pain syndrome) are all caused most of the time by tight muscles. So many people laugh when they say they are just tight and can’t do anything about it. I vehemently disagree. I have hundreds of clients that have opened up their ranges of motion by using our perfected flexibility routine called UHP ROM24™ Flexibility/Mobility Standards (24 Ranges of Motion). Their pain disappears. There are many ways to stretching using Yoga and dynamic stretches and other routines that are non specific, but UHP ROM24™ Flexibility/Mobility Standards (24 Ranges of Motion) is the only one that is practical and thorough enough to reverse virtually all of these conditions because it is very specific to each vulnerable area of the body.



This is the most advanced, thorough, practical and necessary stretching routine ever developed. It is designed for everyone from the elite athlete to the weekend warriors, housewives, and children alike. With regular practice it keeps everyone out of the "danger zone" (improper ranges of motion), making normal injuries virtually impossible. These (approx. 24) Ranges of Motion allow for muscles and joints to function safely through activities that normally would create pain and ongoing problems. It is The Goal'd Standard™ for flexibility.

The basis for UHP training methods is to increase efficiencies in training starting with increasing flexibility and mobility. These goals are achieved through a comprehensive stretching program covering each major muscle group. The program consists of 24 separate static stretches: 15 lower body and core, 6 upper body and arm, and 3 neck stretches. It is designed to help the participant realize any ROM deficiencies/dysfunctions, or tightness within the muscles and joints. Each stretch also has a standard that has been set by Mr. Hippensteel that can ideally be met over the course of the flexibility program.

The 24 Ranges of Motion are taught with exact standards as goals with no variations and in a specific sequence to allow the kinetic chain to open and function properly. Certain ranges must be met in order to proceed to additional stretching positions. Every detail in the stretching charts provided is critical. There are virtually no muscles that should be holding a contracted position while stretching. The use of props may be used to help support certain areas of the body to allow the muscles to relax while gaining ROM. Not all ROM’s will be met during the first stretching session but attempting to reach ROM standards, or improve from previous ROM, is the goal of each session. Instruction to not surpass 7 out of 10 in pain or stretch sensation is critical. Each static stretch is to be held for a minimum of 30 seconds to 2+ minutes to fully allow muscles the opportunity to elicit the Golgi tendon organ (GTO) relaxation response to fully lengthen and reset the sarcomere length. Multiple iterations are most often necessary in each session until the maintenance phase is reached.

The time period in working towards reaching the UHP ROM 24™ Flexibility/Mobility Standards (24 Ranges of Motion) is considered “the building phase”. This phase can take 1-50+ hours depending upon 1) the effort and consistency given to reach each ROM, 2) the individual’s genetic component for flexibility, 3) other training regimens during the “building phase™”, 4) the severity of previous injuries/surgeries. Upon reaching the ROM’s for all 24 stretches the participant is then considered to be in “the maintenance phase™”. In the “maintenance phase™”, stretching ideally takes 15-30 minutes per session (less than 1 min per stretch) to allow all muscle groups to reach full ROM the routine becomes ‘”dynamic” in nature because of movement and flow from one stretch to another. Upon reaching the “maintenance phase™”, the participant has progressed out of the “danger zone™” and into the “safe zone™”.

*The entire course will be covered in the HIPP Seminars or Certification Training.



The HIPP 86™ Method of Tension Release is an injury elimination technique that has minor similar components of acupressure, trigger point, sustained deep tissue massage and Rolfing but is substantially different. Problem (tight) areas are worked on combined with proper sequenced stretching, followed by specific massage and ice therapy techniques developed by Mr. Hippensteel. This technique far surpasses any other type of therapy in the world for musculoskeletal issues. 

The HIPP 86™ Method of Tension Release is carried out by a trained practitioner pressing on the Epicenter "hot spots™” (tightest areas of a Muscle lock™*), based on specific ranges of motion defined by the UHP ROM 24™ Flexibility/Mobility Standards (24 Ranges of Motion). There are 5 causes of Muscle lock™ and 4 distinct stages. It is an area within a muscle that is extremely tight and may not lengthen even with persistent stretching. The participant communicates pain levels (details withheld without proper training) which allows them to always be in control of the tolerable pain level to elicit the GTO relaxation response. The practioner then . . . (details withheld) The practitioner then releases the muscle to allow blood flow to reenter that area of the muscle (details withheld), a temporary recovery period known as the Dead zone™. This process is repeated until one of the following criteria is met: 1- 4 (details withheld) Pressing on the muscle usually begins after the participant goes through a significant stretch for that muscle group based on the UHP ROM 24™ Flexibility/Mobility Standards (24 Ranges of Motion). It is communicated to the participant that the initial and subsequent iterations of stretching are the most important factors in reaching these ROMS and that the HIPP 86™ Method of Tension Release is only an adjunct to the stretching but the pressure allows the muscle to bend into the stretch. 

*Muscle Lock™, discovered by Mr. Hippensteel, is one of the most important physiological/medical discoveries ever for the elimination and control of musculoskeletal pain/injury and improved performance. 

*The entire course will be covered in the HIPP Seminars or Certification Training.



The most advanced, and logical series of strength exercises developed specifically for people to avoid injury and increase performance in every sport and activity. These exercises cover every angle of strength development to ensure every muscle, tendon, and joint is able to safely and easily handle the stresses and explosive movements that are required by each individual sport. The strength gained by these exercises increases the body's power and therefore translate into more speed, which is the goal of most performances.

*The entire course will be covered in the HIPP Seminars or Certification Training.



The biochemistry in your body is determined exactly by what you eat. Your biochemistry controls your hormones which controls all functions and balances in the body. Therefore, great or ill health and how you feel every day is a direct result of your eating choices.

Although there are many theories about proper nutrition, sorting through them can be challenging. Food choices, quantities and timing are the 3 keys in determining what is right for you to help you reach your intended goals.

Your body is built by protein foods. How much and when is based on your body size (minus body fat) and your activity level. This forms the basis of your nutrition plan. Carbohydrate needs are then determined by this protein base. Then, the choices and quantities of each group, (vegetables, fruits and grains), should be decided upon, based on quality of the foods you want to take in to create good health and performance recovery.

Natural is better than packaged. Raw is better than cooked. Some proteins are better quality than others. These are the issues that must be sorted through based on your biochemistries as determined by your most recent blood tests.

*The entire course will be covered in the HIPP Seminars or Certification Training.