Broderick L. Chavez

Broderick L. Chavez

Interview Date: Wednesday, May 24 2017

BrosDoScience present : Broderick L. Chavez

Age 44
5ft 5 / 165cm
235lbs / 106kg

I began training in earnest Christmas Day 1981 (10 years old), and was %100 committed to the lifelong pursuit of human performance from that moment forward! Every action and decision (good and bad) in my life has been made with that predication first.

Over the last 30 years, I have competed on the national level as a Bodybuilder and Strongman and on the national and international level as a powerlifter.

I completed a Bachelors degree in Biology with a minor in Analytical Chemistry from the University of Arizona in 1994 and have spent 1000's of hours involved in sports lab studies and research projects relating to human performance and athletic sciences!

On a coaching / consulting level I have assisted 100's of athletes from the recreational to Olympic medalists. TeamEvilGSP has helped to produce more than a few IFBB Pro Bodybuilders and world-class powerlifters.

Combining personal experience, Textbook science, and practical observation into a usable, understandable and repeatable form is and always will be my goal!

In this interview we covered:

  • Series of events that occur during training.
  • What is the stress reflex?
  • Understanding the fundamental systems.
  • How can we use those systems in our favour.
  • Negative effects are not always
  • What is hypertrophy? Is this a correct term?
  • Is it all about nutrition? Or training?
  • What is heavy and how we grow!

Watch the Interview here

Rocco Venizelos - Bros Do Science
Rocco Venizelos

My name is Rocco Venizelos and I am currently working in the field of Health and Fitness as a coach, health and fitness advisor and personal trainer. I am also studying at The Anglo-European College of Chiropractic.

My experience the past 15 years in the fitness industry both as an athlete and as Personal Trainer helped me recognize the need to understand in depth the science underpinning all aspects of human performance, to strive for evidence based and theoretical well grounded practices, to validate the importance of keeping yourself up to date of the latest developments and findings in the field. But the most important is to be able to make the science accessible and transferable to coaches, athletes and practitioners.

One of my major concerns is translating knowledge into working practice. This is what I aim to do through with this website.. with the precious help of my Bros!