The Bondarchuk problem is that it seems that very few people can communicate with him effectively. If you were a native Russian speaker or worked with him in person, you could probably get far more accurate information. Verkhoshansky always complained about that guy who he felt mistranslated all his books. I think it’s the same deal with Bondarchuk.
It’s hard to glean anything from his books/DVDs which are filled with typos and errors in data tables. When you watch his DVDs, it’s clear that what he’s trying to say isn’t always communicated to his satisfaction.
His information is valuable I’m sure…but no one has extracted it to my satisfaction IMO. Derek Evely could probably give you some good information about AB’s system.
No one wants to talk about drugs. The b-vitamin comment was probably just him doing elite question dodging. He probably felt like saying “dude if you think something helps as much as drugs then the hammer WR wouldn’t be 25 years old”. Instead he said “uh, b-vitamins”. Hell he might have meant bee pollen.