Introducing 2014 presenter, Rick Brunner

Today we are excited to introduce the second speaker for the 2014 Edition of The Seminar, Rick Brunner.  For the past 28 years, Rick Brunner has helped over 1,500 explosive athletes and their strength and conditioning coaches in football, baseball, hockey, basketball, track and field sprints, throws, and jumps, Olympic weightlifting, and many others achieve breakaway gains in reaction, starting power, maximal speed, striking force, and power-endurance. As a nutrition scientist and coach, Rick pulls the facts from thousands of research studies to make practical sense of their application in real-world training/nutrition plans. Rick calls upon his extensive training and collaboration with Soviet and Russian scientists since the 80’s to help deliver modern useful information that athletes in explosive sports can use right away.

JD: If you could, please give our readers a little background information about yourself, what your niche in the world of athletics is, accomplishments, how you got there, education, any products you have available,, and/or notable  publications.

RB: My formal education includes a BS in Agriculture and an MBA from Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, CA. I then began studying sport nutrition ergogenics in Russia between 1988-1996, and continued through self-education on the topic thereafter. Athletics wise, I played football (Starting OT and DE) and threw the shot put (league champion all 4 years) and discus in high school, and threw the hammer in college (NCAA All-American at Cal Poly).

I began a career in sports nutrition in 1986. My early education was from working mostly with Soviet scientists and coaches. Through this work and these relationships I developed over 40 sport supplements for various companies including my own, Atletika, from 1989-2003.

In 1990 I co-authored a book titled “Soviet Training and Recovery Methods” with Dr. Ben Tabachnik. I have also been the sports nutrition editor for numerous publications including: Powerlifting USA, Muscle and Fitness, Flex, Ironman, Musclemag, and Natural Bodybuilding magazines 1990-2001.

Through my work I was give the honor of being awarded two medals of merit: one by Goskomsport USSR, the Soviet National Program (Moscow, Russia), and one from the All-Russian Track and Field Federation (Leningrad, Russia).

In 2004 I decided to shift my focus from sports nutrition to research on chronic health conditions, especially excess inflammation, metabolic inflexibility, and sarcopenia.

JD: Discuss with us the mistakes you see made by strength and conditioning coaches in the United States and around the world, and what you feel should be done differently/how to correct these issues.

RB: The first thing I would say is never stop learning. Recognize that as a strength and conditioning coach you hold a vital position in making ordinary athletes into champions- I believe the most important coach to impact wins is the strength and conditioning coach. They are the roots of a winning program. Get to know your athletes as individuals. Along with that, always ask tough questions (the whys) and if someone can’t give you the answer- run. Do not easily trust sport nutrition companies as they are in the business of selling anyone with a pulse something.

Secondly, train athletes metabolically and neurologically to match the specific demands of their position, event, or sport. Do not train an athlete with shock methods and refined technique if they do not have an optimal level of base strength for their particular sport. Likewise, do not make athletes over-strong for their sport. Take to heart that most athletes are not powerlifters, bodybuilders, or Olympic lifters. Overreach and adapt to a higher level of performance by using correct sports nutrition while restoring and adapting at a maximum rate. Allow the right nutrition ergogenics to help enhance the training plan through synergy.

JD: Discuss with us the mistakes you see made by athletes in the United States and around the world with supplementation, and what you feel should be done differently/how to correct these issues.

RB: The mistakes may be led on by misinformation or ignorance. Most athletes cannot differentiate between mass market “sports” drinks, bars, and powders from ergogenically sound sports nutrition. Most athletes are not consistent with their supplement programs- in fact, they have no program. Programming of effective sport nutrition WITH specific training in mind is essential for a superior outcome.

JD:What advice would you give a coach to improve knowledge in the lines of continuing education, i.e could you point our readers in a direction to find the scientific and practical information to improve the nutrition and supplementation they use to enhance performance?

RB: Just like athletes, coaches need to PLAN sport nutrition to work WITH the training program- to create the synergy for excellence that can be achieved. The science is available online. Look at the big picture, the science in total. What is the mechanism of action for a nutrient? What can this nutrient be combined with (other nutrients) to create synergy. Dosage? Timing? Then take the science and amplify the training result through your own experimentation in your plan.

JD: You have a new product coming out in the near future through Ultimate Athlete Concepts. Could you please touch upon what your latest work will cover?

RB: We are discussing developing effective sport nutrition specifically for explosive athletes. This focus allows us to introduce very high quality research studied ingredients that HELP amplify good training methods to build greater explosive force, faster reaction, and fine motor skills.

JD: What will our attendees expect from your presentation here on April 25th, 2013?

RB: As a coach myself I will engage them coach to coach. I will not confuse them with scientific babble but explain so things make sense, so they see the big picture and have information they can put to work immediately. They can expect me to tell them the truth about sport nutrition and wade through all the hype that the sport nutrition industry has piled on over the years. They will also learn what athletes should never consume as it can cause them to dis-adapt.

JD: Rick, thanks for taking the time out to talk with us.  We’re really excited to have you on the docket for The 2014 Seminar.  Do you have anything to leave our readers with?

RB: I’ve worked alongside some of the greatest sport science minds since 1988. Much of my early education was in Russia and then working with many athletes and strength coaches in the USA. What is more important is that all the science of performance sport nutrition- specifically natural compounds that enhance specific anabolic and neural pathways- be put to use in real-world training situations. I have a lot of experience with this to share.

I’m also very mechanism focused, meaning I look for how a specific nutrient influences gene pathways to turn them on or off, and how this influences the training result.

I’m looking forward to interacting and engaging with some very fine individuals that make a profound impact on athletic careers and lifelong memories.

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Introducing 2014 Presenter, Dr. Anatoliy Bondarchuck

Today I am excited to introduce the first speaker for The 2013 Seminar, Dr. Anadoliy Bondarchuck. Dr. Bondachuck will be discussing the long term development of athletes in conjuction to his newest work coming out through Ultimate Athlete Concepts in the coming months. We are extremely excited to have a man with Dr. Bondarchuck’s resume and accomplishments on campus here in April. So without further ado, allow me to introduce Dr. Anatoliy Bondarchuck.

JD: If you could, please give our readers a little background information about you, what your niche in the world of athletics is, accomplishments, how you got there, education, any products you have available and/or notable publications.

AB: In 1958, at the age of 18, I began to throw the discus. In September of 1964, I stopped competing in the discus with a personal best of 53 meters 86 centimeters. That same year I began throwing the hammer, which I did until 1976.

Throughout my carrier I have had many athletic achievements including: 1967- 2nd Place in the World, 1968- Member of the USSR National Team, 1969- Set 2 World Records, Became European Champion, and Set a World Record in Athens, 1970- Winner of the European Cup (number one in the world), 1971- 3rd place at European Championships (Helsinki), 1972- Olympic Champion (Munich) Set Olympic Record, and 1976- 3rd Place at the Montreal Olympics.

Over the course of my entire coaching and sporting careers, my athletes and I have earned a combined 45 medals. Which medals were earned in the following competitions: European Cups and Championships, World Cups and Championships and Olympic Games. If you include secondary competitions such as Cups and Championships of the Persian Gulf, Arabian and Asian Nations, British Commonwealth and Pan-American Games, the combined medal count goes up to 105.

As far as education goes, in 1962 I graduated from the Kaminets-Podilskiy Pedagogical Institute with a focus in specific physical preparation, anatomy, biology, and human physiology. In 1970 I began my graduate studies at the Soviet National Scientific Research Institute of Physical Culture, which I finished in 1972. In March of 1972, I defended my Graduate Dissertation, and in May of 1988 my Doctoral Dissertation.

I have authored 18 books and 256 articles. A few of the books include, “Transfer of Training”, Periodization or Sport Training”, Strength Preparation”, and “Light Athletics for Throwers.” I have coached 40 elite athletes and in my entire coaching career, trained more than 500 athletes on all skill levels. My athletes and I have set a combined 9 world records for adults, and 3 for youth. I have been awarded 4 ‘Order of the Soviet Union’ Awards, and served as Master of Sport of the USSR, Coach for the USSR, Ukraine, and Tadjikistaniy United Republic. I also had the honor of serving as the Director of Physical Culture of the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic. Through this I was given the following awards: Certificates of Honor: High Council of the USSR and Ukraine. I also worked 11 years in Kuwait, 8 years in Canada, and 1 year in Portugal.

JD: Discuss with us the mistakes you see made by strength and conditioning coaches in the United States and around the world, and what you feel should be done differently/how to correct these issues.

AB: One of the most common mistakes made by athletes in speed-power sports and in athletics lies in the idea that maximum strength promotes the development of maximal speed.

This is one of the most egregious misconceptions in the theory and method of physical development. In the process of developing maximal strength, the athlete develops the slow twitch muscle fibers. Conversely, in the process of developing maximal speed, the athlete is developing the fast twitch muscle fibers. So we see that slow twitch muscle fiber cannot assist (useful transfer of training) the development of fast twitch muscle fibers. In real time it is critical to decrease the volume of training loads 50-70 percent, which solves the problem of developing maximal strength. When you increase training loads, you are working on maximal speed.

JD: What advice would you give a coach to improve knowledge in the lines of continuing education, meaning could you point our readers in a direction to find the scientific and practical information to improve the methods they use to improve performance?

 

AB: To improve the Qualifications of a coach it is critical to:

1) Read and analyze literature from a variety of sources (articles, books, monographs)
2) Attend a variety of training and scientific conferences and seminars. Experiment with your own athletes.
3) Examine critically the use of theories and methods of physical development, which have been proposed in the last 50-70 years.
4) Give credence only to those recommendations that are founded on documented experimentation on athletes, not thought up in “quiet” classrooms.

JD: You have a new product coming out in the near future through Ultimate Athlete Concepts. Could you please touch upon what your latest work will cover?

AB: In the book “ Long-Term Training in Sports”, the following items are examined:

1. General presentation of LTAD.
2. Biological specifics for growing boys – from seven years to 18-20.
3.Explanation of patterns of growth basics for the development of athletes. Using 10 new methods of developing strength.
4. Explains different was of splitting up volume and intensity of training loads over the course of weeks, months, bi-annual and yearly cycles of training.
5. 16 ways to help in construction of training periods.
6. Includes a sample construction of 20 programs for the development of max speed and strength, in as much as these exercises develop strength.

The premise of the book “A long-term system of athlete preparation in many aspects of sport” is that over the course of each sequential preparatory period, it is critical to use new, more effective ways of implement training complexes and loads. It is accepted that this is the only way to improve sporting results over the course of many years of competition.

Outlines the structure of given training complexes and intensities over the course of 20 preparatory periods. The effectiveness of the process of sport improvement largely depends on the regular transfer of training and the periodization of sport preparation. There is more written on these topics in the following books.

А.Bondarchuk, 2007. Transfer of training in sports.
www.Ultimateathletecincepts.com

A.Bondarchuk, 2010. Transfer of training in Sports (2 volume).
www.Ultimateathleteconcepts.com

Bondarchuk A. Periodization of training in sports (volume 1, 2, 3).
Www.newtrainingconcepts.com

JD: Thank you for your time Dr. Bondarchuck.  We are really excited to have you on campus in April and cannot wait to see what you have in store for our attendees.

 

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