Lectures 2016

In cooperation with The National Olympic and Sports Association of Iceland and Reykjavik University coaches, participants and other interested are invited to follow some interesting lectures about elite training. The lectures are a part of RIG 2016 and will take place on Thursday January 21st from 17 to 21 at Reykjavik University, Menntavegi 1, 101 Reykjavik.

All speakers will speak English language. 

A ticket for the lectures costs 3500 ISK with a light meal included. Please buy tickets through midi.is.  

Upplýsingar á íslensku (information in Icelandic)

Time  Speakers  Subject  Synopsis  

Ingvar Sverrisson 

Opening  Chairman of Reykjavik Sports Union
17:10   Dr. Ronald Kipp, alpine sport education manager for the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association   „Long term athlete development“ Ron Kipp is the Alpine Sport Education Manager for the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA). He did his Ph.D. work in motor control at the University of Utah prior to working with the U.S. Ski Team’s Sport Science Department as Director of Athlete Preparation. He has coached and was the Head Physiologist with the U.S. Ski Team’s Men’s Alpine World Cup Team. He has worked with the Norwegian Men’s Alpine National Team as an on-hill coach and sport science consultant. Ron has written two books, authored or co-authored over 50 peer reviewed scientific published papers, and has given over 100 presentations nationally and internationally on skiing. 
17:50  Jacky Pellarin,  national coach of the Icelandic swimming team   The importance of strength training for elite swimmers The presentation will address the importance of strength training for swimmers. He will give some examples from his best athletes and how strength training have made them a better swimmers. Jacky has coached swimmers who has won medals in Euro and World championships. Eygló Ósk Gústafsdóttir Sportsman of the year in Iceland is one of them.
18:30   Dinner  
19:00 Dr. Michail Tonkonogi, Professor Sport Physiology, Dalarna University, Sweden  Resistance training for children The presentation will address different aspects of resistance training in children, such as effects of growth and maturation on the trainability of muscular strength, health benefits of resistance training for youth, as well as effectiveness of youth resistance training for the development of motor skill and physical performance.The main focus will be on the resistance training guidelines for children and adolescents, including exercise selection, training volume and intensity, progression of volume and intensity, rest intervals during training sessions, training frequency and repetition velocity.
19:40 Hlín Bjarnadóttir, physiotherapist and gymnastic coach. Fanney Hauksdóttir European champion in powerlifting and Þórey Edda Elísdóttir, 5th in Olympic Games in pole vault in 2004 will take part in the presentation. Why do former gymnists make it at the top level in other sports later in there careers? The presentation will address the reasons why gymnastics give such a good foundation for making it in other sports. Two former gymnists will take part in the presentation.
20:10 Dwain Chambers “How to come back” Dwain Chambers is a British track sprinter who has won international competitions at World and European level and is one of the fastest European sprinters ever. He received a two-year ban from athletics in 2003 after testing positive for THG, a banned performance-enhancing drug. Chambers returned to competition in June 2006 and has won several medals since then including silver at the 2008 World Indoor Championships, gold at the 2009 European Indoors, and became a world champion at the 2010 World Indoor Championships. The presentation will be in a form of a panel interview and participants will be given the opportunity to ask questions.

Confrence manager: Adolf Ingi Erlingsson