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Staley AZ Summit Giveaway

Ok- I am going to giveaway 1 pass over here to 1 lucky winner! If you live in the Phoenix Az area it’s a slam dunk as you would not have to pay airfare or get a hotel room.Anyone is welcome to enter but if you are from out of town you will have to pay your own transportation and hotel. This is a great chance to come hang out for 2 days, and leave with maybe some goodie swag to boot.

Please respond and I will pick on SEPT 10. -Jules

Here is the breakdown:

**2008 Training Summit Outline
October 18th and 19th 2008
Velocity Sports : Scottsdale Arizona

Day 1 Oct 18th

8:00 AM Charles Staley, MSS
10:30 AM Phil Stevens, MFA
11:45 AM Lunch
1:00 PM Cassandra Forsythe, MS, PH.d (cand.)
2:15 PM Robert Fortney
3:30 PM David Barr
4:45 PM Christopher Drummond, BS
6:00 PM Optional Dinner

Day 2 Oct 19th

7:00 AM Dr. Lonnie Lowery
8:15 AM Tim Larkin, MFS
9:30 AM Dr. Luiz Da Silva
10:45 AM Lunch
12:00 PM Joe Micela
1:15 PM Anthony Almada, MSc
2:15 PM Joe Marsit, MS
3:30 PM Q and A Roundtable

“Speaker Rotation’s are subject to change without warning”

Charles Staley, MSS
Making The Switch From Exerciser To Athlete In Six Easy Steps

Summary

Regular physical training is a prerequisite for a happy, healthy, successful, productive life. It doesn’t matter if you’re a schoolteacher, a soldier, an entreprenuer, or a housewife. Thinking like an athlete is the key to removing your self-imposed obstacles toward better fitness and physical functioning. Many people assume that they don’t have the time, pain-tolerance, equipment, motivation, or knowledge to get and stay in shape. In this presentation, Charles shows you how to overcome these obstacles by making the switch from an exerciser mindset to an athletic perspective and lifestyle.

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His colleagues call him an iconoclast, a visionary, a rule-breaker. His clients call him “The Secret Weapon” for his ability to see what other coaches miss. Charles calls himself a “geek” who struggled in Phys Ed throughout school. Whatever you call him, Charles’ methods are ahead of their time and quickly produce serious results. His counter-intuitive approach and self-effacing demeanor have lead to appearances on NBC’s The TODAY Show and The CBS Early Show. Currently, Charles competes in Olympic-style weightlifting on the master’s circuit, with a goal of qualifying for the 2009 Master’s World Championships in Sydney, Australia

Phil Stevens, MFA
Strongman Training, Primitive Methods That Produce Results

Summary

This session will cover, Strongman Training, tips, techniques, and factors that make strongman training unique from other strength disciplines in both methods and results. At the end, attendees will be able to identify:

1.) Identify why strongman training / competition is unique from other strength disciplines, how it is interdisciplinary and encompasses aspects on nearly all other strength disciplines and attributes
2)The reasons strongman training is superior in many ways, but as well why it needs to be respected and is one of the most injury prone sports and training applications.
3) the technical vs. the strength aspects of strongman training, how technique and strength have intertwined roles and athletes can tap into or train individual weaknesses or strengths.
4) The mental aspect of strongman training and how it differs from most other strength disciplines
5) How to implement strongman training in your clients and your own training, including direct practical tips and techniques, and demonstration with some of the more common and accessible implements.

Resume

Phil may be defined as a true renaissance man, while attaining both his Bachelors and Masters degrees in studio art he also pursued a passion in training and nutrition. A constant student, his real-world under-the-barbell and behind-the-fork approach have led to extraordinary results, opportunities, experiences, and changes in his life, as well as those he has worked.

Over the past seven years, aside form his work with others, Phil has transformed his own body in numerous dramatic ways, from an initial soft 300 plus pounds, to a 165 pound distance running enthusiast, to currently 240-270 pounds competing as a strongman and powerlifter. No matter the goal or aspiration he has been there done that and can relate with first hand experience. Phil is constantly picking, meeting, and reaching new goals; happy but never content, always striving to perform, learn, build, and pass on past lived experience to those whom he works.

He has attended, competed, and hosted various seminars, workshops, and strength events. Met, befriended, worked for, and with many of the tops in the fields of training, sports, and nutrition. Phil consistently and compassionately passes on his lessons learned and knowledge gained to those whom expresses a desire, and passion to better themselves. He has worked with clients distance, via the internet, and hands on. Consulting with high caliber competitors and athletes, training support on a women’s weight loss forum, to volunteering training help with children in high risk neighborhoods.

Phil has helped any and all walks of life to achieve their personal goals, all the while insisting that he has and will continue to learn at least two fold in return from those whom he has / will help.

Phil is currently a active member and coach with Charles Staley Training Systems. His current personal athletic goals are to continue to train and compete in North American Strongman as a middle and heavy weight competitor. To build upon his Raw power lifting experience in which he has set several regional and state records and within grasp of national and world records, being ranked as high as a top ten in national rankings; with a two year goal of obtaining an elite ranking as a 242 or 275lb weight class RAW power lifter. As well he Phil is a working and showing artist (http://www.philstevens.com).

Cassandra Forsythe, MS, BS
The Science and Reality of Sports Nutrition for Women

Summary

In this day, women are bombarded with false promises and incorrect facts regarding nutrition for athletic performance and body-remodeling. Fad diets fade in and out, but there are time-tested nutritional realities that will truly help women become better athletes with improved body compositions.

In this talk Cassandra will present scientifically-backed nutrition prescriptions for women who exercise with a purpose. Whether it be muscle gain, fat loss, increased energy, or improved performance, this talk will outline what’s real and what’s simply a myth. By discussing differences among individual women as a function of age and genetics, and then relating this back to the way the female brain works, Cassandra will help women from all walks of life find the nutritional truth for their own body and specific goals.

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Cassandra Forsythe is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Connecticut studying exercise science and nutrition. She received her M.S. in Human Nutrition and Metabolism and her B.S. in Nutrition and Food Science from the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada. She is also certified as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) from the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), and is a Certified Sports Nutritionist (CISSN) through the International Society of Sports Nutrition (ISSN). At UConn, Cassandra studies under Jeff Volek, PhD, RD researching the effects of low-carbohydrate ketogenic diets and resistance exercise on risk factors for heart disease, diabetes and body composition.

She works as a nutritional educator and weight-loss coach and is the author of two popular books for women: “The New Rules of Lifting for Women”, co-authored with Lou Schuler and Alwyn Cosgrove, and “Women’s Health Perfect Body Diet”. In August 2008, she will begin her dietetic internship to become a Registered Dietitian by June 2009. She can be reached at cassandraforsythe@gmail.com.

Robert Fortney
Bodybuilding - Under the Barbell and Beyond

Summary

Weight training as a tool to help facilitate health and improve athletic performance has become commonplace the world over. But pumping iron as a means to develop maximum muscularity - bodybuilding, as it is known - has seen its popularity come and go. Its declining status in the mainstream has been steep.

In this new millennium fewer and fewer desire to be a mountain of mass and vascularity, and more and more crave a “toned” and aesthetically-pleasing body. Bodybuilding is once again the subculture many would claim it was always destined to be; a small but obsessive collective of men (and the occasional woman) who push and pull with all their might for a body most regular folk consider grotesque and hugely distorted.

Make no mistake. Bodybuilding and weight training are not the same. Very few get it. In the dim corners of the athletic world there exists the bodybuilder. In his world, to be called a freak is a compliment. Join bodybuilder / powerlifter / journalist Robert “Fortress” Fortney as he shares his experiences “on the inside”. Go under the barbell and beyond.

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Robert “Fortress” Fortney is the online editor for MuscleMag International and has been weight training seriously for 23 years. A onetime competitive bodybuilder, he made the switch to powerlifting training several years ago. Robert began his career fresh out of journalism school when MMI publisher Robert Kennedy hired him on as an assistant editor for his legendary magazine. He also served as managing editor for the now-defunct (and underground classic) Peak Training Journal.

Fortress’ current athletic ambition is to achieve a drug-free 700-pound squat in a traditional three lift powerlifting meet. His passion for all things muscle and strength, innumerable interactions with champions and incalculable time spent in the deepest trenches of the bodybuilding subculture, both as an athlete and as a journalist, have enriched him with insight and knowledge few can claim.

David Barr
The Do’s and Don’t’s of Athletic Nutrition For Both Performance and Body Composition

Summary

David will be discussing the “Do’s and Don’t’s” of athletic nutrition for both performance and body composition. Current research will be applied to ensure that attendees can start applying this information right away.

In addition, there will be a review of some basic myths that have gotten out of hand. Ideas like the post-workout window and the healing power of sleep, will be laid to rest.

Basic questions, such as the optimal quantity and timing of protein digestion, as well as protein safety, will finally be answered.

This coaching session will continue its focus on performance, body composition, and recovery by exploring both the muscular and nervous system, and nutritionally mediated techniques for optimizing each. Lastly, tips for general supplement use will be discussed using both the scientific literature as well as client-based research.

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David Barr is widely recognized as an industry innovator, most recently for his work on developing The Anabolic Index. As a strength coach and scientist, he brings a unique perspective to the areas of diet, supplementation, and training. His research experience includes work for NASA at the Johnson Space Center, as well as studying the effect of protein on muscle growth. He holds certifications with the NSCA as well as USA Track and Field, and can be contacted through his website: www.RaiseTheBarr.net.

Christopher Drummond, BS
Power Lifting Basics and Weak Point Training

Summary

Introduction- I will introduce myself and give a brief explanation of how I train using the Westside approach to weak point training. I will also explain and demonstrate the three main lifts in power lifting.

After the introduction I will move into the lifts in order as they would be in a competition. II will pick a volunteer to help me demonstrate a good squat. Bench and Deadlift. With emphasis on proper technique, in order to move maximal load in a safe fashion.

I will finish with a discussion on weak point training that will target each of the three major lifts. I will also summarize what has been discussed and then open the floor to questions.

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Christopher Drummond started lifting weights to enhance his wrestling performance in middle school at the age of 13. He continued lifting through high school and into college. As a college student he entered his first bodybuilding show and continued competing in bodybuilding for several years. His accomplishments in bodybuilding include a height class and overall winner in the AAU Mr. Virginia, height class and overall winner in the AAU Culpeper Open, weight class and overall winner in the NPC York Colonial Cup and AAU Athlete of the Year.

Christopher graduated college with a degree in Exercise Science and later returned to get a degree in Education. Christopher has worked as a Physical Education teacher for the past 9 years.

Four years ago, Christopher switched gears and moved into power lifting. He trains using a modified Westside template. He started competing two years ago and since then has set records at the Local, State, and National/World levels. Currently, Christopher holds four Local, 6 State and 5 World records. He is currently training for the SPF World Championships in October.

Lonnie Lowery, Ph. D.
Hidden Life Factors that Make You Fat

Summary

This session will cover selected, ‘hidden’ factors and controversies in modern Western culture that may contribute to body fat gain and the obesity epidemic. At the end, attendees will be able to:

1.) Identify high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) chemically and describe briefly why it is ‘fattening’
2.) Name foods containing HFCS and which may be most problematic
3.) Identify various omega-3 (n-3) fatty acids chemically and describe briefly why their absence my be ‘fattening’
4.) Name foods containing various n-3 fatty acids
5.) Identify different types of fiber and why describe briefly why their absence my be ‘fattening’
6.) Name sources of various types of fiber
7.) Understand the ‘protein controversy’ regarding fat loss vs. gain
8.) Begin experimenting with corrective recipes regarding the above factors

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Lonnie M. Lowery
Associate Professor of Nutrition

Nutrition Programs,
University of Akron, Akron, OH 44323-6103
LL22@uakron.edu

Professional Preparation:

Kent State University Exercise Science B.S. 1991
San Diego State University and Kent State University Exercise Physiology M.A. 1996
Kent State University Exercise Physiology Ph.D. 2001
Kent State University Nutrition M.S. 2004
Cleveland Clinic and Eastern Michigan University Nutrition & Dietetics RD 2004

Appointments:

1998 Director, Research and Education, Met Rx USA, Irvine, CA
1999 Instructor, Research and Statistics, Graduate School of Physical Therapy Walsh University, North Canton, OH
2000 Instructor, Nutrition, Kent State University, Kent, OH
2000-2002 Assistant Professor, Nutrition, Kent State University, Kent, OH
2002-2008 President, Nutrition, Exercise and Wellness Assoc., Cuyahoga Falls, OH
2005-2008 Assistant Professor, Nutrition/ Dietetics, University of Akron, Akron, OH
2008-present Associate Professor, Nutrition/ Dietetics, University of Akron, Akron, OH

Honors:

2001 Graduate Applause Award, Kent State University Teaching Council
2002 Faculty Mentorship Award, Kent State Graduate Student Senate
2006-2008 President, American Society Exercise Physiologists
2007 Registry listing in Cambridge Who’s Who among Executives, Professionals and Entrepreneurs

Recent Publications:

  1. Lowery, L. (2008). Dietary Fat. In: Essentials of Sports Nutrition and Supplements: Official Textbook of the International Society of Sports Nutrition… Antonio, J., Kalman, D., Stout, J.R., Greenwood, M., Willoughby, D., Kreider, R. and Haff, G., (Eds.). Humana Press. (ISBN 978-1-58829-611-5)

  2. Lowery, L. and Taylor, E. (2007). Obesity and the Healthcare Professions: Cooperation or Assimilation? Oxford Forum on Public Policy. Winter 2007 Edition. Accessible at: http:// www.forumonpublicpolicy.com/papersw07.html

  3. Lowery , L. and Forsythe, C. (2006). Protein and Overtraining: Potential Applications for Free-living Athletes. J Int Soc Sports Nutr 3(1):42-50.

  4. Lowery, L. (2004). Dietary Fat and Sports Nutrition: A Primer. J Sports Sci Med 3(3): 106-117.

  5. Kreider, R, Almada, A, Antonio, J, Broeder, C, Earnest, C, Greenwood, M, Incledon, T, Kalman, D, Kleiner, S, Leutholtz, B, Lowery, L, Mendel, R, Stout, J, Willoughby, D, Ziegenfuss, T. (2004). ISSN exercise & sport nutrition review: Research & recommendations. Sports Nutrition Review Journal.1(1):1-44

Grants and Funding:

  1. Lowery, L. (2008). Research Development Fund. Research Services and Sponsored Programs, University of Akron ($20,000)

  2. Lowery, L., Taylor, E., Marino, D., Hudak, S., Brown, E., Chima, C. and Greenhalgh, S. (2007). Laboratory for Nutrition Instruction/ Sports Nutrition Services. Dean’s Venture Fund; College of Fine and Applied Arts. University of Akron ($40,000)

  3. Lowery, L., Mendel, R. and Ziegenfuss, T. (2001). Effects of Gucosol/Inzitol Supplementation on Hyperglycemia During Recovery from Eccentric Resistance Exercise. Phoenix Laboratories ($5,400, Part I; $600, Part II)

  4. Lowery, L., Mendel, R. and Ziegenfuss, T. (2000). Comparison of Commercially Available Fitness/Sports Drinks on Metabolic and Hormonal Responses to Submaximal Exercise. Bodyonics-Pinnacle, Inc. ($16,600)

Synergistic Activities:

Innovations in teaching and training: Using a physiology paradigm, developed classroom laboratory activities to enhance critical/ scientific thinking and exposure to equipment that dietetic graduates will see in laboratory, assessment and clinical settings; One of two faculty persons in the College of Fine and Applied Arts to incorporate Clicker® technology and currently only Nutrition professor to incorporate laboratory equipment into courses

Invited lectures, medical grand rounds, symposia (Past three years): Children’s Hospital Sports Medicine (Summa), Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Robinson Memorial Hospital, American Society of Exercise Physiologists, Oxford Roundtable (Nutrition), Ohio Department of Education, International Society of Sports Nutrition

Collaborators and Other Activities:

Troy Smurawa and Joseph Congeni, Children’s Hospital Sports Medicine Physicians
Diane Fashinpauer and Nancy Granger, University of Akron Health Services
Ellen Glickman, Kent State University Applied Physiology Laboratory, Director
James Lynn, University of Akron, College Dean
Debora Marino, University of Akron Nutrition Programs Coordinator
Evelyn Taylor, University of Akron Program for Nutrition Intervention, Director
Josh Huffman, University of Akron graduate and volunteer lab technician
Lorena Devia, University of Akron (research) undergraduate student
Danielle Hinds, University of Akron (Honors) undergraduate student
Anna Huszti, University of Akron (Honors) undergraduate student

Tim Larkin, MFS
The Three Arenas Of Real World Fitness: At Home, In the Gym, And On the Road

Summary

Tim Larkin, creator of the premier self protection program, Target Focus Training, will share his insights to designing your training regimes to match your lifestyle realities. For the past 6 years he has traveled the world teaching his self protection seminars while maintaining an outstanding level of fitness regardless of where he is in the world. During this presentation Mr. Larkin will discuss how to set up your training so that you can maintain an impressive level of fitness without making it too hard to maintain.

Simple straight forward principles to follow and nutrition guides that don’t require you travel with a suitcase full of supplements. Whether you train at home, in the gym or in your hotel room Larkin has a plan that is easy to follow and gets results.

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Tim Larkin is a close combats instructor with over 20 years of experience, and has attained the coveted Master of Fitness Sciences (MFS) certification from International Sports Sciences Association. During his military service Mr. Larkin was instrumental in getting more effective training implemented into SEAL and Special Operations by helping to modify principles and update methods for modern unconventional warfare operation. Since leaving active duty in 1991 Mr. Larkin has provided hand-to-weapon instruction to the most elite members of various military, law enforcement, and corporate special operations/security units utilizing his TFT training methods.

Luiz Da Silva, Ph. D.
Ultrasound Body Composition Measurement

Summary

Measurement of body composition has become an important part of any fitness assessment. Techniques to measure body composition vary from simple skinfold calipers to three dimensional x-ray imaging. In this presentation, I will give a brief review of the science behind body composition measurements before introducing a new technique that uses ultrasound. Ultrasound technology is now routinely used in medicine and has the potential to be an accurate and easy to use technology to measure percentage body fat.

The BodyMetrix device is a simple handheld ultrasound device that can measure the thickness of fat and muscle layers and when performed on multiple points calculate the %BF. Unlike traditional calipers, ultrasound measurements do not require tissue to be grabbed and pulled. Unlike bioelectrical impedance ultrasound measurements are insensitive to hydration. The advantages and disadvantages of ultrasound measurements compared to existing body composition technologies will be presented. A demonstration of the BodyMetrix device will also be performed during the presentation.

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Luiz B. Da Silva, Ph.D., is a co-founder of IntelaMetrix, inc and has served as the Chief Technology Officer since the company was formed in 2004 to pioneer ultrasound technology to measure body composition. He is an expert in ultrasound, optics, lasers and their applications to medical devices and diagnostics. Dr. Da Silva has been involved in medical device research and development in industry, university and national laboratories for over 10 years.

Dr. Da Silva received a Ph.D. in physics from the University of British Columbia in 1988 and is internationally recognized for his research. He is a fellow of the American Physical Society and the Optical Society of America and is currently on the scientific advisory board of the University of California, Davis National Science Foundation Center for Biophotonics Science and Technology. He has over 200 publications and 50 patents, and his research has earned him awards from the American Physical Society, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), R&D 100 and the Department of Energy.

Joe Micela
Misconceptions on the Use of Olympic Weightlifting Movements in Exercise Programs

Summary

Olympic-Style Weightlifting movements have gained a lot of popularity in recent years. Athletes and non-athletes have learned the importance of using the “lifts” to develop and reach their athletic and fitness goals. With any new exercise or program there come misunderstandings of how to teach and implement those movements and methodologies. Coach Micela will debunk how sets and reps are used in both athletic and general fitness programs regarding the lifts. The lecture will cover when and where weightlifting movements should be utilized in a program and how to safely learn them.

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Joe Micela
USAW US International Coach

Owner/Director
Performance One
Advanced Sports Training, Inc.

Coach Micela started Performance One back in 2000 with one goal in mind, “To contribute my knowledge, enthusiasm, and experience to the development of superior amateur athletes.” Along with running Performance One Joe Micela is the President of Team Arizona Weightlifting. The largest non-profit Olympic Style Weightlifting Organization in the Southwest. His duties include Head Coaching the Junior National and Senior National Teams, promoting events, educating coaches and athletes, and recruiting talented athletes for the sport of Olympic Weightlifting.

Joe holds the title of US International Coach from USA Weightlifting and is certified from the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Coach Micela has lectured throughout the country on the benefits of strength and conditioning for sports and has coached athletes to national and international competitions. Joe Micela resides in Mesa, Arizona.

Anthony L. Almada, MSc
Carbohydrate, Carnitine, and Glycogen: Unexpected Conspiracy for Fuel Switching, Fat Loss, and REAL Recovery

Summary

Carbohydrate and fat, as both fuel sources and pathways in metabolism, are viewed with a compartmentalized eye, and approach. Carbohydrate, as glycogen, is the primary fuel used during muscular exercise while liver glycogen has a grossly underappreciated role during exercise, recovery, AND performance. Fat, as stored triglycerides within muscle, represents an available and local fuel source, with carnitine mediating several key steps in the oxidation of triglycerides after they are liberated into fatty acids.

However, all previous attempts to increase muscle carnitine, including intravenous administration, have proven ineffective. Recent university studies have revealed the first means to elevate muscle carnitine, exploiting the “sweetspot” of the muscle carnitine transporter. Increases in muscle carnitine, achieved by strategic nutrient supplementation, have shown “switching” of muscle fuel selection at rest and during exercise, leading to increased muscle glycogen, increased fat oxidation, and shifts in body composition. Carnitine loading of muscle (and perhaps liver) may have a dramatic impact upon training adaptation, performance, and body composition remodeling in intensively training athletes.

Brief Bio

Anthony L. Almada has worked within the natural products industry since 1975. He performed his graduate research at Berkeley in antioxidant and exercise biochemistry. In 1989 he introduced vanadyl sulfate as a nutritional ingredient. In 1990 he created the first thermogenic product, which was the leading fat loss product in retail stores for 3 years. In 1992 he co-founded EAS with the introduction of creatine and led a university research program that completed over 15 clinical studies in the first 3 years of the company’s history.

He has collaborated on over 95 university and private research clinical trials, ranging from AIDS-related muscle wasting to nutritional strategies to modify strength and body composition in elite athletes. He is the President and CEO of GENr8, Inc., marketer of an evidence-based suite of performance nutrition dietary supplements derived directly from university research.

Joe Marsit
Training For Sport

Summary

The purpose of this lecture will be to present concepts and ideas combining the knowledge gained from science and research with the practical world in order to manipulate the variables of training to maximize power for sports performance. Very often, the field of sports performance training places a high percentage of emphasis on max strength development.

The requirements of athletes, especially as they compete at higher levels, are more diverse. This presentation will cover the fundamental fitness components of athleticism and health and will discuss insertion of various training tools to assist with the development of these areas. Finally, a discussion on the manipulation of the basic periodization concepts to better fit athletes in a variety of sports will be covered.

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Joe Marsit, MS, CSCS

Current Position: Center Director at Velocity Sports Performance - Scottsdale

Previous Employment: Training Director, FitLife Health Systems, Peoria - designed high performance fitness programs for police officers and military candidates

Sports Performance Coach - Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University, Appalachian State University

Associate Professor/Instructor - Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University, Appalachian State University

Education:

Masters in Exercise Physiology - Appalachian State University
B.S. in Exercise Science - Pennsylvania State University

PRESENTATIONS

MARSIT, J.L., Conley, M.S., and Stone, M.H. “The effect of different doses of sodium bicarbonate on performance of the leg press exercise”. Presented 7/93 -NSCA National Convention, Las Vegas, Nv.

MARSIT, J.L., Stone, M.H., Conley, M., et al. “Physiological and performance effects of two commercially marketed training and supplement systems.” Presented 6/94 - NSCA National Convention, New Orleans, Lo.

Conley, M.S., Stone, M.H., MARSIT, J., et al. “Effects of carbohydrate ingestion on resistance exercise.” Presented 6/94 - NSCA National Convention, New Orleans, Lo.

Fry, A.C., Kraemer, W.J., vanBorselen, F., Lynch, J.M., MARSIT, J.L., et al. “Performance decrements: Development of an intensity-specific resistance exercise overtraining model.” Presented 6/93 - ACSM Annual Meeting, Seattle, Wa.

Fry, A.C., Kraemer, W.J., vanBorselen, F., Lynch, J.M., MARSIT, J.L., et al. “Endocrine response to short-term intensity-specific resistance exercise overtraining.” Presented 7/93 - NSCA National Convention, Las Vegas

Stone, M.H., Fry, A.C., Thrush, J., Fleck, S.J., Kraemer, W.J., and MARSIT, J. “Overtraining and weightlifting.” Presented 5/93 - IWF Sport Science and Research Committee Meeting, Olympia, Greece.

Stone, M.H. and MARSIT, J. “Androgens and athletics.” Presented 5/93 - IWF Sport Science and Research Committee Meeting, Olympia, Greece.

Stone, M.H. and MARSIT, J. “Explosive exercises and training.” Presented 1/94 - Speed/Strength Symposium, NSCA, California.

MARSIT, J. “Sports nutrition and supplementation.” Presented 2/96 - NSCA Arizona State Conference, Phoenix, Az.

MARSIT, J. “Computerized periodization design.” Presented 3/97 - NSCA Arizona State Conference, Phoenix, Az.

MARSIT, J. “Developing low back and neck strength to prevent injuries.” Presented 5/98 - NATA State Conference, Phoenix, Az.

MARSIT, J. “Teaching safe olympic lifting techniques.” Presented 5/99 - Arizona State University Strength and Speed Enhancement Clinic

MARSIT, J. “Use of Powerlifting and OlympicWeightlifting Exercises in Strength and Conditioning Programs .” Presented 9/99 - Arizona Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance State Convention.

Marsit, J. “Nutritional Supplements and Health.” Presented May 2007 - Phoenix Fire Department Health and Fitness Symposium

Marsit, J. “Wholistic Training to Develop Performance and Fitness.” Presented May 2007 - Phoenix Fire Department Health and Fitness Pre-Symposium.

Marsit, J. “Developing a Performance Rating Tool for Motivation.” Presented May 2008 - Phoenix Fire Department Health and Fitness Pre-Symposium.

Marsit, J. " Exercise Training Methodologies." Presented May 2008 - Phoenix Fire Department Health and Fitness Symposium.

Q and A Session

A Round Table Discussion with the Panel of presenters.Ok- I am going to giveaway 1 pass over here to 1 lucky winner! If you live in the Phoenix Az area it’s a slam dunk as you would not have to pay airfare or get a hotel room.Anyone is welcome to enter but if you are from out of town you will have to pay your own transportation and hotel. This is a great chance to come hang out for 2 days, and leave with maybe some goodie swag to boot. Please respond here and I will pick on SEPT 10. -Jules

Here is the breakdown:

**2008 Training Summit Outline
October 18th and 19th 2008
Velocity Sports : Scottsdale Arizona

Day 1 Oct 18th

8:00 AM Charles Staley, MSS
10:30 AM Phil Stevens, MFA
11:45 AM Lunch
1:00 PM Cassandra Forsythe, MS, PH.d (cand.)
2:15 PM Robert Fortney
3:30 PM David Barr
4:45 PM Christopher Drummond, BS
6:00 PM Optional Dinner

Day 2 Oct 19th

7:00 AM Dr. Lonnie Lowery
8:15 AM Tim Larkin, MFS
9:30 AM Dr. Luiz Da Silva
10:45 AM Lunch
12:00 PM Joe Micela
1:15 PM Anthony Almada, MSc
2:15 PM Joe Marsit, MS
3:30 PM Q and A Roundtable

“Speaker Rotation’s are subject to change without warning”

Charles Staley, MSS
Making The Switch From Exerciser To Athlete In Six Easy Steps

Summary

Regular physical training is a prerequisite for a happy, healthy, successful, productive life. It doesn’t matter if you’re a schoolteacher, a soldier, an entreprenuer, or a housewife. Thinking like an athlete is the key to removing your self-imposed obstacles toward better fitness and physical functioning. Many people assume that they don’t have the time, pain-tolerance, equipment, motivation, or knowledge to get and stay in shape. In this presentation, Charles shows you how to overcome these obstacles by making the switch from an exerciser mindset to an athletic perspective and lifestyle.

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His colleagues call him an iconoclast, a visionary, a rule-breaker. His clients call him “The Secret Weapon” for his ability to see what other coaches miss. Charles calls himself a “geek” who struggled in Phys Ed throughout school. Whatever you call him, Charles’ methods are ahead of their time and quickly produce serious results. His counter-intuitive approach and self-effacing demeanor have lead to appearances on NBC’s The TODAY Show and The CBS Early Show. Currently, Charles competes in Olympic-style weightlifting on the master’s circuit, with a goal of qualifying for the 2009 Master’s World Championships in Sydney, Australia

Phil Stevens, MFA
Strongman Training, Primitive Methods That Produce Results

Summary

This session will cover, Strongman Training, tips, techniques, and factors that make strongman training unique from other strength disciplines in both methods and results. At the end, attendees will be able to identify:

1.) Identify why strongman training / competition is unique from other strength disciplines, how it is interdisciplinary and encompasses aspects on nearly all other strength disciplines and attributes
2)The reasons strongman training is superior in many ways, but as well why it needs to be respected and is one of the most injury prone sports and training applications.
3) the technical vs. the strength aspects of strongman training, how technique and strength have intertwined roles and athletes can tap into or train individual weaknesses or strengths.
4) The mental aspect of strongman training and how it differs from most other strength disciplines
5) How to implement strongman training in your clients and your own training, including direct practical tips and techniques, and demonstration with some of the more common and accessible implements.

Resume

Phil may be defined as a true renaissance man, while attaining both his Bachelors and Masters degrees in studio art he also pursued a passion in training and nutrition. A constant student, his real-world under-the-barbell and behind-the-fork approach have led to extraordinary results, opportunities, experiences, and changes in his life, as well as those he has worked.

Over the past seven years, aside form his work with others, Phil has transformed his own body in numerous dramatic ways, from an initial soft 300 plus pounds, to a 165 pound distance running enthusiast, to currently 240-270 pounds competing as a strongman and powerlifter. No matter the goal or aspiration he has been there done that and can relate with first hand experience. Phil is constantly picking, meeting, and reaching new goals; happy but never content, always striving to perform, learn, build, and pass on past lived experience to those whom he works.

He has attended, competed, and hosted various seminars, workshops, and strength events. Met, befriended, worked for, and with many of the tops in the fields of training, sports, and nutrition. Phil consistently and compassionately passes on his lessons learned and knowledge gained to those whom expresses a desire, and passion to better themselves. He has worked with clients distance, via the internet, and hands on. Consulting with high caliber competitors and athletes, training support on a women’s weight loss forum, to volunteering training help with children in high risk neighborhoods.

Phil has helped any and all walks of life to achieve their personal goals, all the while insisting that he has and will continue to learn at least two fold in return from those whom he has / will help.

Phil is currently a active member and coach with Charles Staley Training Systems. His current personal athletic goals are to continue to train and compete in North American Strongman as a middle and heavy weight competitor. To build upon his Raw power lifting experience in which he has set several regional and state records and within grasp of national and world records, being ranked as high as a top ten in national rankings; with a two year goal of obtaining an elite ranking as a 242 or 275lb weight class RAW power lifter. As well he Phil is a working and showing artist (http://www.philstevens.com).

Cassandra Forsythe, MS, BS
The Science and Reality of Sports Nutrition for Women

Summary

In this day, women are bombarded with false promises and incorrect facts regarding nutrition for athletic performance and body-remodeling. Fad diets fade in and out, but there are time-tested nutritional realities that will truly help women become better athletes with improved body compositions.

In this talk Cassandra will present scientifically-backed nutrition prescriptions for women who exercise with a purpose. Whether it be muscle gain, fat loss, increased energy, or improved performance, this talk will outline what’s real and what’s simply a myth. By discussing differences among individual women as a function of age and genetics, and then relating this back to the way the female brain works, Cassandra will help women from all walks of life find the nutritional truth for their own body and specific goals.

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Cassandra Forsythe is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Connecticut studying exercise science and nutrition. She received her M.S. in Human Nutrition and Metabolism and her B.S. in Nutrition and Food Science from the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada. She is also certified as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) from the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), and is a Certified Sports Nutritionist (CISSN) through the International Society of Sports Nutrition (ISSN). At UConn, Cassandra studies under Jeff Volek, PhD, RD researching the effects of low-carbohydrate ketogenic diets and resistance exercise on risk factors for heart disease, diabetes and body composition.

She works as a nutritional educator and weight-loss coach and is the author of two popular books for women: “The New Rules of Lifting for Women”, co-authored with Lou Schuler and Alwyn Cosgrove, and “Women’s Health Perfect Body Diet”. In August 2008, she will begin her dietetic internship to become a Registered Dietitian by June 2009. She can be reached at cassandraforsythe@gmail.com.

Robert Fortney
Bodybuilding - Under the Barbell and Beyond

Summary

Weight training as a tool to help facilitate health and improve athletic performance has become commonplace the world over. But pumping iron as a means to develop maximum muscularity - bodybuilding, as it is known - has seen its popularity come and go. Its declining status in the mainstream has been steep.

In this new millennium fewer and fewer desire to be a mountain of mass and vascularity, and more and more crave a “toned” and aesthetically-pleasing body. Bodybuilding is once again the subculture many would claim it was always destined to be; a small but obsessive collective of men (and the occasional woman) who push and pull with all their might for a body most regular folk consider grotesque and hugely distorted.

Make no mistake. Bodybuilding and weight training are not the same. Very few get it. In the dim corners of the athletic world there exists the bodybuilder. In his world, to be called a freak is a compliment. Join bodybuilder / powerlifter / journalist Robert “Fortress” Fortney as he shares his experiences “on the inside”. Go under the barbell and beyond.

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Robert “Fortress” Fortney is the online editor for MuscleMag International and has been weight training seriously for 23 years. A onetime competitive bodybuilder, he made the switch to powerlifting training several years ago. Robert began his career fresh out of journalism school when MMI publisher Robert Kennedy hired him on as an assistant editor for his legendary magazine. He also served as managing editor for the now-defunct (and underground classic) Peak Training Journal.

Fortress’ current athletic ambition is to achieve a drug-free 700-pound squat in a traditional three lift powerlifting meet. His passion for all things muscle and strength, innumerable interactions with champions and incalculable time spent in the deepest trenches of the bodybuilding subculture, both as an athlete and as a journalist, have enriched him with insight and knowledge few can claim.

David Barr
The Do’s and Don’t’s of Athletic Nutrition For Both Performance and Body Composition

Summary

David will be discussing the “Do’s and Don’t’s” of athletic nutrition for both performance and body composition. Current research will be applied to ensure that attendees can start applying this information right away.

In addition, there will be a review of some basic myths that have gotten out of hand. Ideas like the post-workout window and the healing power of sleep, will be laid to rest.

Basic questions, such as the optimal quantity and timing of protein digestion, as well as protein safety, will finally be answered.

This coaching session will continue its focus on performance, body composition, and recovery by exploring both the muscular and nervous system, and nutritionally mediated techniques for optimizing each. Lastly, tips for general supplement use will be discussed using both the scientific literature as well as client-based research.

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David Barr is widely recognized as an industry innovator, most recently for his work on developing The Anabolic Index. As a strength coach and scientist, he brings a unique perspective to the areas of diet, supplementation, and training. His research experience includes work for NASA at the Johnson Space Center, as well as studying the effect of protein on muscle growth. He holds certifications with the NSCA as well as USA Track and Field, and can be contacted through his website: www.RaiseTheBarr.net.

Christopher Drummond, BS
Power Lifting Basics and Weak Point Training

Summary

Introduction- I will introduce myself and give a brief explanation of how I train using the Westside approach to weak point training. I will also explain and demonstrate the three main lifts in power lifting.

After the introduction I will move into the lifts in order as they would be in a competition. II will pick a volunteer to help me demonstrate a good squat. Bench and Deadlift. With emphasis on proper technique, in order to move maximal load in a safe fashion.

I will finish with a discussion on weak point training that will target each of the three major lifts. I will also summarize what has been discussed and then open the floor to questions.

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Christopher Drummond started lifting weights to enhance his wrestling performance in middle school at the age of 13. He continued lifting through high school and into college. As a college student he entered his first bodybuilding show and continued competing in bodybuilding for several years. His accomplishments in bodybuilding include a height class and overall winner in the AAU Mr. Virginia, height class and overall winner in the AAU Culpeper Open, weight class and overall winner in the NPC York Colonial Cup and AAU Athlete of the Year.

Christopher graduated college with a degree in Exercise Science and later returned to get a degree in Education. Christopher has worked as a Physical Education teacher for the past 9 years.

Four years ago, Christopher switched gears and moved into power lifting. He trains using a modified Westside template. He started competing two years ago and since then has set records at the Local, State, and National/World levels. Currently, Christopher holds four Local, 6 State and 5 World records. He is currently training for the SPF World Championships in October.

Lonnie Lowery, Ph. D.
Hidden Life Factors that Make You Fat

Summary

This session will cover selected, ‘hidden’ factors and controversies in modern Western culture that may contribute to body fat gain and the obesity epidemic. At the end, attendees will be able to:

1.) Identify high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) chemically and describe briefly why it is ‘fattening’
2.) Name foods containing HFCS and which may be most problematic
3.) Identify various omega-3 (n-3) fatty acids chemically and describe briefly why their absence my be ‘fattening’
4.) Name foods containing various n-3 fatty acids
5.) Identify different types of fiber and why describe briefly why their absence my be ‘fattening’
6.) Name sources of various types of fiber
7.) Understand the ‘protein controversy’ regarding fat loss vs. gain
8.) Begin experimenting with corrective recipes regarding the above factors

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Lonnie M. Lowery
Associate Professor of Nutrition

Nutrition Programs,
University of Akron, Akron, OH 44323-6103
LL22@uakron.edu

Professional Preparation:

Kent State University Exercise Science B.S. 1991
San Diego State University and Kent State University Exercise Physiology M.A. 1996
Kent State University Exercise Physiology Ph.D. 2001
Kent State University Nutrition M.S. 2004
Cleveland Clinic and Eastern Michigan University Nutrition & Dietetics RD 2004

Appointments:

1998 Director, Research and Education, Met Rx USA, Irvine, CA
1999 Instructor, Research and Statistics, Graduate School of Physical Therapy Walsh University, North Canton, OH
2000 Instructor, Nutrition, Kent State University, Kent, OH
2000-2002 Assistant Professor, Nutrition, Kent State University, Kent, OH
2002-2008 President, Nutrition, Exercise and Wellness Assoc., Cuyahoga Falls, OH
2005-2008 Assistant Professor, Nutrition/ Dietetics, University of Akron, Akron, OH
2008-present Associate Professor, Nutrition/ Dietetics, University of Akron, Akron, OH

Honors:

2001 Graduate Applause Award, Kent State University Teaching Council
2002 Faculty Mentorship Award, Kent State Graduate Student Senate
2006-2008 President, American Society Exercise Physiologists
2007 Registry listing in Cambridge Who’s Who among Executives, Professionals and Entrepreneurs

Recent Publications:

  1. Lowery, L. (2008). Dietary Fat. In: Essentials of Sports Nutrition and Supplements: Official Textbook of the International Society of Sports Nutrition… Antonio, J., Kalman, D., Stout, J.R., Greenwood, M., Willoughby, D., Kreider, R. and Haff, G., (Eds.). Humana Press. (ISBN 978-1-58829-611-5)

  2. Lowery, L. and Taylor, E. (2007). Obesity and the Healthcare Professions: Cooperation or Assimilation? Oxford Forum on Public Policy. Winter 2007 Edition. Accessible at: http:// www.forumonpublicpolicy.com/papersw07.html

  3. Lowery , L. and Forsythe, C. (2006). Protein and Overtraining: Potential Applications for Free-living Athletes. J Int Soc Sports Nutr 3(1):42-50.

  4. Lowery, L. (2004). Dietary Fat and Sports Nutrition: A Primer. J Sports Sci Med 3(3): 106-117.

  5. Kreider, R, Almada, A, Antonio, J, Broeder, C, Earnest, C, Greenwood, M, Incledon, T, Kalman, D, Kleiner, S, Leutholtz, B, Lowery, L, Mendel, R, Stout, J, Willoughby, D, Ziegenfuss, T. (2004). ISSN exercise & sport nutrition review: Research & recommendations. Sports Nutrition Review Journal.1(1):1-44

Grants and Funding:

  1. Lowery, L. (2008). Research Development Fund. Research Services and Sponsored Programs, University of Akron ($20,000)

  2. Lowery, L., Taylor, E., Marino, D., Hudak, S., Brown, E., Chima, C. and Greenhalgh, S. (2007). Laboratory for Nutrition Instruction/ Sports Nutrition Services. Dean’s Venture Fund; College of Fine and Applied Arts. University of Akron ($40,000)

  3. Lowery, L., Mendel, R. and Ziegenfuss, T. (2001). Effects of Gucosol/Inzitol Supplementation on Hyperglycemia During Recovery from Eccentric Resistance Exercise. Phoenix Laboratories ($5,400, Part I; $600, Part II)

  4. Lowery, L., Mendel, R. and Ziegenfuss, T. (2000). Comparison of Commercially Available Fitness/Sports Drinks on Metabolic and Hormonal Responses to Submaximal Exercise. Bodyonics-Pinnacle, Inc. ($16,600)

Synergistic Activities:

Innovations in teaching and training: Using a physiology paradigm, developed classroom laboratory activities to enhance critical/ scientific thinking and exposure to equipment that dietetic graduates will see in laboratory, assessment and clinical settings; One of two faculty persons in the College of Fine and Applied Arts to incorporate Clicker® technology and currently only Nutrition professor to incorporate laboratory equipment into courses

Invited lectures, medical grand rounds, symposia (Past three years): Children’s Hospital Sports Medicine (Summa), Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Robinson Memorial Hospital, American Society of Exercise Physiologists, Oxford Roundtable (Nutrition), Ohio Department of Education, International Society of Sports Nutrition

Collaborators and Other Activities:

Troy Smurawa and Joseph Congeni, Children’s Hospital Sports Medicine Physicians
Diane Fashinpauer and Nancy Granger, University of Akron Health Services
Ellen Glickman, Kent State University Applied Physiology Laboratory, Director
James Lynn, University of Akron, College Dean
Debora Marino, University of Akron Nutrition Programs Coordinator
Evelyn Taylor, University of Akron Program for Nutrition Intervention, Director
Josh Huffman, University of Akron graduate and volunteer lab technician
Lorena Devia, University of Akron (research) undergraduate student
Danielle Hinds, University of Akron (Honors) undergraduate student
Anna Huszti, University of Akron (Honors) undergraduate student

Tim Larkin, MFS
The Three Arenas Of Real World Fitness: At Home, In the Gym, And On the Road

Summary

Tim Larkin, creator of the premier self protection program, Target Focus Training, will share his insights to designing your training regimes to match your lifestyle realities. For the past 6 years he has traveled the world teaching his self protection seminars while maintaining an outstanding level of fitness regardless of where he is in the world. During this presentation Mr. Larkin will discuss how to set up your training so that you can maintain an impressive level of fitness without making it too hard to maintain.

Simple straight forward principles to follow and nutrition guides that don’t require you travel with a suitcase full of supplements. Whether you train at home, in the gym or in your hotel room Larkin has a plan that is easy to follow and gets results.

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Tim Larkin is a close combats instructor with over 20 years of experience, and has attained the coveted Master of Fitness Sciences (MFS) certification from International Sports Sciences Association. During his military service Mr. Larkin was instrumental in getting more effective training implemented into SEAL and Special Operations by helping to modify principles and update methods for modern unconventional warfare operation. Since leaving active duty in 1991 Mr. Larkin has provided hand-to-weapon instruction to the most elite members of various military, law enforcement, and corporate special operations/security units utilizing his TFT training methods.

Luiz Da Silva, Ph. D.
Ultrasound Body Composition Measurement

Summary

Measurement of body composition has become an important part of any fitness assessment. Techniques to measure body composition vary from simple skinfold calipers to three dimensional x-ray imaging. In this presentation, I will give a brief review of the science behind body composition measurements before introducing a new technique that uses ultrasound. Ultrasound technology is now routinely used in medicine and has the potential to be an accurate and easy to use technology to measure percentage body fat.

The BodyMetrix device is a simple handheld ultrasound device that can measure the thickness of fat and muscle layers and when performed on multiple points calculate the %BF. Unlike traditional calipers, ultrasound measurements do not require tissue to be grabbed and pulled. Unlike bioelectrical impedance ultrasound measurements are insensitive to hydration. The advantages and disadvantages of ultrasound measurements compared to existing body composition technologies will be presented. A demonstration of the BodyMetrix device will also be performed during the presentation.

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Luiz B. Da Silva, Ph.D., is a co-founder of IntelaMetrix, inc and has served as the Chief Technology Officer since the company was formed in 2004 to pioneer ultrasound technology to measure body composition. He is an expert in ultrasound, optics, lasers and their applications to medical devices and diagnostics. Dr. Da Silva has been involved in medical device research and development in industry, university and national laboratories for over 10 years.

Dr. Da Silva received a Ph.D. in physics from the University of British Columbia in 1988 and is internationally recognized for his research. He is a fellow of the American Physical Society and the Optical Society of America and is currently on the scientific advisory board of the University of California, Davis National Science Foundation Center for Biophotonics Science and Technology. He has over 200 publications and 50 patents, and his research has earned him awards from the American Physical Society, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), R&D 100 and the Department of Energy.

Joe Micela
Misconceptions on the Use of Olympic Weightlifting Movements in Exercise Programs

Summary

Olympic-Style Weightlifting movements have gained a lot of popularity in recent years. Athletes and non-athletes have learned the importance of using the “lifts” to develop and reach their athletic and fitness goals. With any new exercise or program there come misunderstandings of how to teach and implement those movements and methodologies. Coach Micela will debunk how sets and reps are used in both athletic and general fitness programs regarding the lifts. The lecture will cover when and where weightlifting movements should be utilized in a program and how to safely learn them.

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Joe Micela
USAW US International Coach

Owner/Director
Performance One
Advanced Sports Training, Inc.

Coach Micela started Performance One back in 2000 with one goal in mind, “To contribute my knowledge, enthusiasm, and experience to the development of superior amateur athletes.” Along with running Performance One Joe Micela is the President of Team Arizona Weightlifting. The largest non-profit Olympic Style Weightlifting Organization in the Southwest. His duties include Head Coaching the Junior National and Senior National Teams, promoting events, educating coaches and athletes, and recruiting talented athletes for the sport of Olympic Weightlifting.

Joe holds the title of US International Coach from USA Weightlifting and is certified from the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Coach Micela has lectured throughout the country on the benefits of strength and conditioning for sports and has coached athletes to national and international competitions. Joe Micela resides in Mesa, Arizona.

Anthony L. Almada, MSc
Carbohydrate, Carnitine, and Glycogen: Unexpected Conspiracy for Fuel Switching, Fat Loss, and REAL Recovery

Summary

Carbohydrate and fat, as both fuel sources and pathways in metabolism, are viewed with a compartmentalized eye, and approach. Carbohydrate, as glycogen, is the primary fuel used during muscular exercise while liver glycogen has a grossly underappreciated role during exercise, recovery, AND performance. Fat, as stored triglycerides within muscle, represents an available and local fuel source, with carnitine mediating several key steps in the oxidation of triglycerides after they are liberated into fatty acids.

However, all previous attempts to increase muscle carnitine, including intravenous administration, have proven ineffective. Recent university studies have revealed the first means to elevate muscle carnitine, exploiting the “sweetspot” of the muscle carnitine transporter. Increases in muscle carnitine, achieved by strategic nutrient supplementation, have shown “switching” of muscle fuel selection at rest and during exercise, leading to increased muscle glycogen, increased fat oxidation, and shifts in body composition. Carnitine loading of muscle (and perhaps liver) may have a dramatic impact upon training adaptation, performance, and body composition remodeling in intensively training athletes.

Brief Bio

Anthony L. Almada has worked within the natural products industry since 1975. He performed his graduate research at Berkeley in antioxidant and exercise biochemistry. In 1989 he introduced vanadyl sulfate as a nutritional ingredient. In 1990 he created the first thermogenic product, which was the leading fat loss product in retail stores for 3 years. In 1992 he co-founded EAS with the introduction of creatine and led a university research program that completed over 15 clinical studies in the first 3 years of the company’s history.

He has collaborated on over 95 university and private research clinical trials, ranging from AIDS-related muscle wasting to nutritional strategies to modify strength and body composition in elite athletes. He is the President and CEO of GENr8, Inc., marketer of an evidence-based suite of performance nutrition dietary supplements derived directly from university research.

Joe Marsit
Training For Sport

Summary

The purpose of this lecture will be to present concepts and ideas combining the knowledge gained from science and research with the practical world in order to manipulate the variables of training to maximize power for sports performance. Very often, the field of sports performance training places a high percentage of emphasis on max strength development.

The requirements of athletes, especially as they compete at higher levels, are more diverse. This presentation will cover the fundamental fitness components of athleticism and health and will discuss insertion of various training tools to assist with the development of these areas. Finally, a discussion on the manipulation of the basic periodization concepts to better fit athletes in a variety of sports will be covered.

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Joe Marsit, MS, CSCS

Current Position: Center Director at Velocity Sports Performance - Scottsdale

Previous Employment: Training Director, FitLife Health Systems, Peoria - designed high performance fitness programs for police officers and military candidates

Sports Performance Coach - Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University, Appalachian State University

Associate Professor/Instructor - Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University, Appalachian State University

Education:

Masters in Exercise Physiology - Appalachian State University
B.S. in Exercise Science - Pennsylvania State University

PRESENTATIONS

MARSIT, J.L., Conley, M.S., and Stone, M.H. “The effect of different doses of sodium bicarbonate on performance of the leg press exercise”. Presented 7/93 -NSCA National Convention, Las Vegas, Nv.

MARSIT, J.L., Stone, M.H., Conley, M., et al. “Physiological and performance effects of two commercially marketed training and supplement systems.” Presented 6/94 - NSCA National Convention, New Orleans, Lo.

Conley, M.S., Stone, M.H., MARSIT, J., et al. “Effects of carbohydrate ingestion on resistance exercise.” Presented 6/94 - NSCA National Convention, New Orleans, Lo.

Fry, A.C., Kraemer, W.J., vanBorselen, F., Lynch, J.M., MARSIT, J.L., et al. “Performance decrements: Development of an intensity-specific resistance exercise overtraining model.” Presented 6/93 - ACSM Annual Meeting, Seattle, Wa.

Fry, A.C., Kraemer, W.J., vanBorselen, F., Lynch, J.M., MARSIT, J.L., et al. “Endocrine response to short-term intensity-specific resistance exercise overtraining.” Presented 7/93 - NSCA National Convention, Las Vegas

Stone, M.H., Fry, A.C., Thrush, J., Fleck, S.J., Kraemer, W.J., and MARSIT, J. “Overtraining and weightlifting.” Presented 5/93 - IWF Sport Science and Research Committee Meeting, Olympia, Greece.

Stone, M.H. and MARSIT, J. “Androgens and athletics.” Presented 5/93 - IWF Sport Science and Research Committee Meeting, Olympia, Greece.

Stone, M.H. and MARSIT, J. “Explosive exercises and training.” Presented 1/94 - Speed/Strength Symposium, NSCA, California.

MARSIT, J. “Sports nutrition and supplementation.” Presented 2/96 - NSCA Arizona State Conference, Phoenix, Az.

MARSIT, J. “Computerized periodization design.” Presented 3/97 - NSCA Arizona State Conference, Phoenix, Az.

MARSIT, J. “Developing low back and neck strength to prevent injuries.” Presented 5/98 - NATA State Conference, Phoenix, Az.

MARSIT, J. “Teaching safe olympic lifting techniques.” Presented 5/99 - Arizona State University Strength and Speed Enhancement Clinic

MARSIT, J. “Use of Powerlifting and OlympicWeightlifting Exercises in Strength and Conditioning Programs .” Presented 9/99 - Arizona Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance State Convention.

Marsit, J. “Nutritional Supplements and Health.” Presented May 2007 - Phoenix Fire Department Health and Fitness Symposium

Marsit, J. “Wholistic Training to Develop Performance and Fitness.” Presented May 2007 - Phoenix Fire Department Health and Fitness Pre-Symposium.

Marsit, J. “Developing a Performance Rating Tool for Motivation.” Presented May 2008 - Phoenix Fire Department Health and Fitness Pre-Symposium.

Marsit, J. " Exercise Training Methodologies." Presented May 2008 - Phoenix Fire Department Health and Fitness Symposium.

Q and A Session

A Round Table Discussion with the Panel of presenters.

I don’t live in Arizona, but I have connections!

Would love to attend.

I’M INTERESTED!

I’m 21, female, student at Arizona State majoring in the interdisciplinary studies focusing on exercise and wellness and psychology. I’m hoping to get into the training/health field upon graduation next year. This seminar sounds fascinating and I’d LOVE to attend so that I can apply the enormous amount of knowledge I learned in my career. What an opportunity!

K8thegr8 please pm me a number to call you at or call me at 800-519-2492. You won the seat. You as well Christine. Since there were only 2 of you-I picked you both!-Julianne

Congrats to the winners.

I didn’t even see this thread…

Dang…this sucks, i just seen this thread also…Well to the winners have fun!

I didnt see this thread either and I live in the area

oh well