Past Seminars


Val Nasedkin and Roman Fomin present a two-day seminar on September 26th and 27th at Ranfone Training Systems.

Val2Val Nasedkin, a former decathlete at the national level for the former Soviet Union, is the co-founder and vice president of business development for Omegawave, a pioneering company in the field of functional preparedness and readiness in athletes.

He has been a guest lecturer on the principles of training at numerous sport science and physical education universities around the world, and frequently acts as a consultant to Olympic committees, sports federations and national and professional teams for various sports including Dutch Olympic Committee, United States Track and Field Olympic Committee, EPL, Serie A and La Liga teams (Medical Staff), Autonoma University (Barcelona, Spain), Duke University (North Carolina, USA) and University of Calgary (Canadian National Sports Center).

RomanDr. Roman Fomin holds a PhD in Physiology and is also an Associate Professor of Physiology. Dr. Fomin is a highly regarded, innovative, and analytical senior scientist. His research and laboratory management experiences include 15 years of extensive multi-disciplinary work in areas of electrophysiological and biomechanical methods, surface and stimulation electromyography, transcranial magnetic stimulation of the brain and spinal cord, motion analysis, and electroencephalography.

Dr. Fomin has a track record in designing breakthrough physiological methods and technologies for elite-level coaching, sports science and sports medicine. He is a co-founder of the Windows of Trainability* and Readiness** concepts designed to optimize the training process of Olympic and professional athletes to achieve the best results while avoiding negative side effects. Dr. Fomin has gone further and developed an innovative, practical approach of Predictive Modeling and Biological Optimization that allows for the creation of an optimal roadmap to high performance and success in sports. Additionally, he possesses proven skills in authoring scientific and educational articles and papers. He is the author of numerous published works on the neurophysiological mechanisms controlling voluntary movements and neuronal adaptations during exercise.

Topics that will be covered but not limited to for this 2 day event:

  1. Part 1: The Window of Trainability
  2. Part 2: The science of athlete readiness
  3. Part 3: Specific examples of athlete assessments covering both Omegawave and performance testing
  4. Part 4: Utilizing Omegwave to auto regulate daily programing, as well as long term adaptation
  5. Part 5: Sport specific endurance training and its use in team sports
  6. Part 6: Efficient strength training taking advantage of muscle physiology and how to maximize muscle potential
  7. Part 7: Determining norms for your population
  8. Part 8: Utilizing Omegawave in a clinical setting
  9. Part 9: Functional systems theory and its application in physical preparation

It promises to be a great weekend full of paradigm breaking info–the kind of stuff that puts you ahead of the curve.

We’re keeping attendance low to ensure everyone enjoys an intimate setting full of interaction. In short, you get all of your questions answered.

This is a private and limited (30 attendees) occasion which will be determined on a first come first serve basis and once we hit our max attendance it will be closed. We hope you take this opportunity as we are confident it will not fall short of your expectations.

Mark McLaughlin


Mark McLaughlin, founder of Performance Training Center in Portland, Oregon, hosted his two-day seminar: Physical Preparedness, Readiness, and Monitoring on April 18th and 19th at Ranfone Training Systems.

Mark-BioFounder of Performance Training Center. Mark attended college at the College of Sante’Fe in New Mexico. He is a native Oregonian currently living in Portland. His passion of all athletics flourished throughout his teen years. He participated and competed on various teams and in a variety of sports. Through his years of participation in sports and later in his education, Mark developed a deep commitment not just to sport but also to the complete well-being of the athlete. This passion and commitment leads to continual self-education in the field of athletic performance enhancement.

Mark has been active in the field of athletic performance enhancement since 1997. Mark has trained over 700 athletes on every competitive level ranging from Olympic, professional (NFL, MLB, CFL), college, high school and grade school athletes. As well as working with individual athletes, Mark works and consults with professional organizations (NFL, MLB, and NBA), NCAA universities, high school, club, and youth sport organizations. In addition to Mark’s training and consulting services, he conducts speaking engagements with various organizations locally, nationally as well as internationally.

During this two-day event, Mark covered everything from the importance of training philosophy to managing central nervous system fatigue. Here’s a brief outline of the weekend’s modules:

  1. Part 1: Developing Your Own Training Philosophy and Training Culture Based on Biological Adaptations
  2. Part 2: Monitoring with the OmegaWave and understanding stress’s role in training
  3. Part 3: Biological Development and Sports Training for Young Athletes (ages 6 – 14)
  4. Part 4: Biological Development and Sports Training for Young Athletes (ages 15 – 19)
  5. Part 5: Athlete Specific Recovery and Regeneration Techniques
  6. Part 6: Biological Development and Sports Training for College Athletes

Charlie Weingroff

Training Equals Rehab 2 (T=R2)

This seminar presented fresh views from the mind of Dr. Weingroff, including training methodologies that incorporate the 4 pillars of Human Performance:

1) Movement
2) Output
3) Readiness
4) Sensory Systems

Here was the course break down and what you missed:

> The 3 Perspectives of Movement (Biomechanical, Neuromuscular, and Neurodevelopmental)
> Updated views on the Joint By Joint Approach based on each Perspective
> Review of methodology claims and personal methodology
> Mobility Lab
> Hands-On and Neurodevelopmental Progressions of Breathing, Rolling, Crawling, Hinging, and Upper Body Diagonal Patterns

Nick Winkelman

Speed Development and Coaching: Connecting the TO, WHY & HOW

Nick’s scientific approach to speed development and coaching gives each attendee instantly applicable skills…bottom line…You get better and Your athletes get better.

Here’s the course break down:

  • Science and Application of Acceleration
  • Acceleration Progressions
  • Science and Application of Absolute Speed
  • Absolute Speed Progressions
  • Science and Application of Multidirectional Speed
  • Multidirectional Speed Progressions
  • Programming for Linear and Multidirectional Speed
  • The Science of Coaching
  • The Science and Application of Instruction, Feedback and Cueing

Dr. Andreo Spina

Functional Range Conditioning or FRC™

Developed by world-renowned musculoskeletal expert Dr. Andreo Spina, Functional Range Conditioning, or FRC™, is a system of mobility training based in scientific principals and research. Mobility, defined as flexibility plus strength, refers to the amount of USABLE motion that one possesses across a particular articulation (joint). The more mobile a person is, the more they are able to maximize their movement potential safely, efficiently, and effectively.

FRC™ Seminars teach participants, ranging from manual therapists, to personal trainers and strength and conditioning specialists, how to improve mobility in both their clients, as well as themselves. More importantly, workshops explain the scientific basis behind this new and invaluable system. Participants come away not with a simple list of exercises, but a greater understanding of the musculoskeletal system, and the tools needed to implement FRC™ methodology in the training/ rehabilitation programs of patients, clients, or themselves.

Functional Range Release (F.R.C.)™ Certification Seminars offer advanced training in all aspects of the system including its utilization for:

  • Mobility Training
  • Articular Health & Maintenance
  • Joint Strengthening
  • Rehabilitation
  • Etc.

The seminar also covered a variety of other concepts including (but not limited to):

  • Biomechanics & BioFLOW
  • The Physiology of Stretching
  • Articular Function
  • Progressive Tissue Loading & Adaptation
  • Cellular Tensegrity
  • Cellular Morphogenesis & Biophysics
  • Flow Psychology

Dr. Stuart McGill

Building the Ultimate Back: From Rehab to High Performance

This 2 day combination hands-on workshop/lecture series updated the participants on the newest research and developments in lumbar spine function, injury mechanisms and rehabilitation approaches. Optimizing patient healing and building the ultimate back for performance was the focus by applying this knowledge in the rehabilitation setting, workplace, and on the sports field.

Dr. Stuart McGill is a professor at the University of Waterloo. He is a renowned biomechanist, specializing in spine function, injury prevention and rehabilitation. His publications regarding lumbar function, low back injury mechanisms, tissue loading and rehabilitation programs are used in every day treatment and training for performance by every population by Allied Health Professionals. He is a consultant to many medical management groups, professional sports teams and athletes, governments, corporations and legal firms.

Dr. McGill covered the following subjects:

  • Building the foundation: Dispel the myths about how the spine works and becomes injured. Anatomical, biomechanical and motor control perspectives are provided to setup the clinical approaches.
  • Reducing the Risk of Injury: No clinician can be successful without removing the cause of back troubles in patients. This section teaches delegates how to identify the causes and how to remove them.
  • Assessment of the patient/athlete and of the task: Various movement screens and non-traditional tests are introduced. This helps to determine the optimal corrective and therapeutic exercises together with a progression. Workshop enhances assessment skill.
  • The science of spine stability: Graded stabilization exercise will be developed and workshopped. Special issues regarding abdominal “hollowing” and “bracing”, together with several muscle activation patterns will be discussed.
  • Rehabilitation exercise: This component of the course attempts to quantify exercises for their spine loading, muscle usage and stabilizing potential. Algorithms for choosing the best exercise approach for each individual are provided, including corrective and therapeutic exercise. Specific corrective techniques are workshopped.
  • Training for performance: Training the back for performance requires different approaches and objectives than training to fulfill rehabilitation objectives. Techniques developed in our work with world class athletes will be introduced and discussed within the context of valid mechanisms and evidence.
  • The final transition to ultimate performance: This last section shows how the best transition from general training to sport/activity specific performance enhancement. In addition several of the “tricks” used for superstiffness, neuronal overflow redirection etc, are explained and workshopped.

Dan John

World-Renown Strength Coach, American Pentathlon Record Holder, Celebrated Author and General All-Around BAD ASS…for his FIRST EVER 2-Day Seminar on the East Coast!


  • The Quadrants: Finally, clarity in the world of weights
  • The Role of Hypertrophy and Armor Building
  • The “Four Knots:” It’s not what you think about core any more
  • How do YOU measure up? Do “I” need an “INTERVENTION?”


  • What is the impact of the strength coach to sport? Shouldn’t it be obvious? Then, why doesn’t the team with the best gym numbers ALWAYS win?
  • Should a 1,000 pound deadlifter jog, swim and bicycle? Play in a local basketball league? Should a 12 year old boy rest five minutes between his sets of 92% max on his squat?
  • What’s a quality, anyway?
  • Why do the lousy guys do so much more work than the great guys?
  • “Do you want to be stronger or lift more weight?”
  • Have you earned the right to train “sport specific”?
  • Why does it need to be “Strength & conditioning,” not “conditioning & more conditioning”?
  • Do you really need plyometrics? Or, any other new hot idea?
  • If a training principle was considered backwards and nonproductive in the early 1960s, why would you model your career after it?
  • The Incredible Hulk, Sir Galahad and Bobby Fisher get into a contest. Who wins? How does armor help an athlete and when does it hurt?
  • The goal is to keep the goal…what? Why does everybody miss this point?
  • Where is Peggy Lee? Is that really “all there is?” Why does five minutes of work on a piece of paper with a few lines radically increase the chances of success?
  • Five Moves. Three Points. Why do I feel like maybe those zeroes are a bad thing?
  • Why is my favorite sports diet Frogs, Elephants and Alpo Dog Food? Losers get more out of losing than winners get out of winning. Strong statement…but true?

Dr. Perry Nickelston, DC, SFMA, FMS, NKT

Primal Corrective Exercises for Efficient Movement and Optimal Performance

Dr. Nickelston is a practitioner of Functional Medicine, Performance Enhancement, Corrective Exercise, and Human Movement Assessment. An expert in myofascial, orthopedic, medical and trigger point soft tissue therapy. A Member of the Board of Directors and Medical Staff Advisor for AIMLA (American Institute for Medical Laser Application, a governing body for laser therapy education. The Director of Clinical Operations of LiteCure, LLC and owner of the Pain Laser Center, LLC. A Certified Instructor for Functional Movement Systems(FMS) and Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) and a Certified Instructor for Neurokinetic Therapy movement rehabilitation.

He is regular columnist for Dynamic Chiropractic Journal, Livestrong, To Your Health Magazine, StrengthCoach, and other health and fitness publications. A 1997 graduate from Palmer Chiropractic University and a master fitness trainer with over 20 years experience in the health industry. He is also the Creator of the Core4 Recovery and Regeneration System and founder of Stop Chasing Pain.

Dr. Nickelston covered the following subjects:

  • 5 hidden signs of Instability
  • Movement Chains of Compensation
  • Rolling Patterns
  • Crawling Patterns
  • Core 4 Tests to Determine Mobility and Stability
  • Diaphragm
  • Coaching and Cueing
  • Chop and Lifts Regressions
  • Regressions and Progressions of the GetUp (Baby Getup)
  • Inner Cylinder
  • Core 4 Most Common Compensation Patterns and How to Fix Them with Hands Off Techniques
  • The Role of the Brain in Movement

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