Technique Tip: Press from Split Position

There are exercise that have been shown to have a better transfer over to the Competitive Lifts. For the Jerk, the Press from the Split position has been shown help the athlete develop the necessary muscles and position strength that you will use in the Jerk. Here Morgan Huppenthal is performing the movement. Notice that the lower body does not move while she is Pressing the bar overhead. She does not want to move her upper body at all while doing this exercise. No forward or backward swaying of the Torso. Morgan does an excellent job of maintaining position. This exercise will use less weight than your traditional Standing Press. Once the position is Master slowly add weights. Some Coaches use this exercise as a warm up for the Jerk we at Performance One use it at the end of the Training Session as a Pure Strength Exercise


Coach Micela co sponsors event with CCSP over the Weekend

Coach Micela and Mesa Community College co sponsored an event in conjunction with DConline over the weekend and it was a great success. Twenty eight Chiropractors from across the Valley learned innovative Sports Assessment Protocols from Olympic Training Center Dr. Dustin Nabhan.

Coach Micela presented a talk on the relationship of a Strength and Conditioning with Medical Staff. “Developing a High Performance Team for your athletes is key”, for the benefit of the Team/Athlete coach Micela Said. Coach Micela and the entire Performance One Team has outstanding relationships with Professionals in the disciplines of Orthopedics, Chiropractic, Physical Therapy, Massage Therapy, Nutrition, and Flexibility. Your needs as athlete are our number one priority. Thank you again to Dr. Jeff Messer, Mesa Community, Dr. Dustin Nabhan, and all the doctors who attended this weekends course.

Motivational Monday

Motivational Monday: Get After it this week.  Show the week who’s the boss!

Coach Micela, Mesa Community College, and DConline to Co Sponsor Event

Coach Joe Micela, Mesa Community College, and DConline will be co sponsoring a Certified Sports Specialist Certification Program through Mesa Community College. This four part program will provide Continuing Education to Health Care Professionals wanting to work with athletes.

Go to DConline to learn more. Coach Micela and the Performance One Team is very happy to be involved with DConline. Several of the Doctors from DConline currently work with the US Olympic Team based out of Colorado Springs, Colorado. Coach Micela has worked with Dr. Nabhan at the 2012 Olympic Games.







Join your colleagues and advance your career by becoming a sports specialist. Sports certified Doctors of Chiropractic annually net on average $35,000 more than their non-sports certified counterparts. Revitalize your career and improve your chiropractic case management skills and clinical competency by becoming certified as a chiropractic sports specialist. Don’t miss this opportunity to become all you can be, sign up today!

Chiropractic Continuing Education

Reach Us

Phone: 712-260-2507 Fax: 719-494-8012


September 19-20, 2015 The Spine, Concussion and Team Physician Concepts

October 24-25, 2015 Chiropractic Management of the Extremities

HOURS: SATURDAY: 8:30 AM – 6 PM | SUNDAY: 8:00 AM -12 PM LOCATION: MesaCommunityCollege,1833WestSouthernAve.,Mesa,AZ85202

COST: $2,500 payable to DConline. Payment plans are available. CONTINUING EDUCATION HOURS: 50 hours live and 50 hours online


• Call 712.260.2507
• Use the attached registration fax form

Dustin Nabhan, DC, DACBSP® Kevin Pierce, DC, DACBSP®

November 14-15, 2015 Emergency Procedures in Sports* Jenna Street, ATC

January 29-30, 2016 Correlative Case Studies in William Moreau, DC, DACBSP® Sports Chiropractic

*Indicates Mandatory Session

For additional information on these engaging programs, call 712-260-2507 or visit

3578 Hartsel Drive, Unit E #414 Colorado Springs, CO 80920 Phone: 712-260-2507
Fax: 719-494-8012



Master’s Weightlifter hits a Personal Record in the Clean and Jerk with 89 kilos


Great lifting today from Jessica Walters. I first met Jessica through a class I created at Mesa Community College that focuses exclusively on learning the Sport of Weightlifting. She took my class at the suggestion of another trainer that had previously taken it. Since then she has joined me at my Performance One facility to further develop her skills as a Weightlifter. Today Jessica Snatched 65 kilos and Clean & Jerked 89 kilos. She continues to impress me with her strong mental focus and determination. Congrats Jessica keep up the hard work.

Technique Tip: Triple Extension

Triple Extension the act of extending your ankle, knee, and hip forcefully and with precision.

Event Schedule for the 2015 Europa Games: Best in the West Weightlifting Competition

We have had some general Questions regarding the Europa Games: Best in the West Weightlifting Competition.  Here are some answers to many of the questions regarding cost for General Admission and Expo Open times.  Feel free to contact us without any other questions regarding our event or the Europa Games.  We look forward to a great event.

Earth Fed Muscle to sponsor the 2015 Europa Games: Best in the West Weightlifting Competition

Earth Fed Muscle

We are very excited to announce that Earth Fed Muscle is the official nutritional sponsor of the 2015 Europa Games: Best of the West Weightlifting Competition on October 10th in Phoenix, Arizona.

From the Earth Fed Muscle Site:

Who are we? Chris Stamm, Dane Miller and Douglass Shuttleworth.  All of us have been involved with sports performance and healthy living for over 15 years.  Dane has traveled around the world as a competitive shot putter, arena league football player and an elite Olympic weightlifting coach.  Chris has spent years studying nutrition, bodybuilding and intense supplement regimens.  Douglass, or Big Deej as he’s known around southeastern Pennsylvania, was a team captain of his collegiate football team.  Since graduating from college, Big Deej has stepped into the Olympic weightlifting world where he has snatched 140k (309lbs) and cleaned 182k (400lbs).  

We set out on this mission to provide an elite supplement line, something no one else has ever provided.  Dane runs a strength training facility in Pennsylvania and always struggled to find the right supplements to provide his athletes with the best recovery.  After years of spending too much money, Chris and Dane decided to start their own supplement line.  Along came Big Deej and the rest is history!!  Now, Earth Fed Muscle is here to provide the absolute highest quality supplements you can find on the market.  

Over the years of training, we have tested the best possible supplements and narrowed it down to four different recovery agents that we decided to provide and market for our customers.  Instead of constantly searching the internet and wasting tons of cash, we are organizing our elite training experience to provide the absolute most effective blends for athletes and fitness gurus alike! 

Having run a world renown gym, Garage Strength in Pennsylvania for the last six years, we are just starting to launch our product globally.  Using our gym clients as lab rats, we were able to effectively create extremely healthy and potent supplement blends.  Our supplement team not only involves Chris, Dane and DJ, but also involves Olympians, national level athletes, natural bodybuilders and normal people alike that are looking for the healthiest edge to keep them in the elite echelon of their sport.  

Contact Information:


Phone: 610-914-1321

Instagram: @earthfedmuscle

Twitter: @earthfedmuscle

Facebook: Earth Fed Muscle business page

September 11th We will Never Forget

September 11, 2001 was a tragic day in the lives of all Americans. We should never forget what happened that day in New York City, at the Pentagon, and in Pennsylvania.

We should never forget the brave men in women who went in to those devastated areas and tried to help.

We should never forget the brave men and women who defend our county on a daily basis.

We should never forget the evil that exists in this world then and more so today.

Fight for our freedom and never give up!

Together we shall not fall!

Europa Games Video Promo for October 10th, 2015

Here is a video promo for the upcoming Europa Games to be held at the Phoenix Convention Center on October 10th, 2015.  Coach Micela and all the Performance One Weightlifters will be on hand to take part in first ever Olympic Style Weightlifting Competition to be held at this years event.  Come down and support a great event.