Rick Brunner is a nutrition scientist with a focus on the research and development of innovative dietary supplements that allows him to deliver modern, useful information to explosive athletes to help maximize performance. Rick is the author of Explosive Ergogenics for Athletes, an Alpha GPC-based power enhancer for athletes. He experienced firsthand the dawn of the sport supplement era and has a wealth of knowledge, not only of human physiology, performance, and related supplementation, but also of how modern marketing trends and consumerism have influenced how modern supplements affect the athlete, for better or worse.
Brunner has helped explosive athletes and their strength and conditioning coaches achieve breakaway gains in reaction, starting power, maximal speed, striking force, and power-endurance. He graduated from California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo with a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture and an MBA in Business Administration.
Rick Brunner provides great information on a variety of nutrition topics. He discusses using Alpha GPC as a performance and enhanced mental cognition supplement. He also gives insights into his extensive time learning from Soviet scientists in his quest for optimal supplementation back in the late 1980s and early 1990s, and his active role in creatine’s early appearance on the U.S. shelves.
In this podcast, Rick Brunner and Joel discuss the following:
- Rick’s time in Russia in the late ’80s.
- His experiences in the early field of sports supplementation.
- The use of pre-workout supplements and possible negative effects on training adaptation.
- Avoiding making the body comfortable with supplements.
- Having long-term supplementation goals.
- Maximizing the body’s ability to adapt to stress.
Rick has also discussed nutrition and supplementation with SimpliFaster.
Podcast total run time is 1:04:11.
Keywords: performance nutrition, supplements, creatine, physiology