Strength Training

  • Concurrent Strategies in Strength Training – Part1

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 26/03/2017

    Concurrent training by definition means training for achieving multiple training goals at the same time. Concurrent training in iron game was made popular by Westside Barbell Club and Louie Simmons, who erroneously called it ’conjugate’ instead of concurrent. Synonyms with concurrent are parallel and mixed training.

  • Planning the Strength Training – The Addendum

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 27/08/2016

    In year 2008 I wrote series of articles about Planning the Strength Training. Back then, my “philosophy” (or should I say model of reality?) was (and I believe still is) highly influenced by Mark Rippetoe’s books: Starting Strength and Practical Programming. It made perfect sense and it represented reasonable model of the strength training process as a whole. Years…

  • Random Thoughts on the New Frans Bosch Book and More

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 24/02/2016

    Last week I finished reading the new Frans Bosch book, and I must admit that it was a hard read. I love the books that question my understanding and the models I use to understand things.

  • Velocity Based Strength Training Q&A

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 09/12/2015

    I have recently done a Q&A session with Christian Bosse, who is strength and conditioning coach at National Olympic Committee in Netherlands, on the topic of VBT (Velocity Based Training).

  • Velocity Based Strength Training Workshop

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 28/06/2015

    Velocity Based Strength Training Workshop During CPD week at Aspire Academy in June, my colleague Alex Natera asked me to contribute by presenting on Velocity Based Strength Training (VBT). Which I wholeheartedly agreed. I knew I was preaching to the choir of experienced coaches, so I wanted to cover practical applications of the VBT as one “novel” way of prescribing and...

  • Horizontal~Vertical Variations in Strength Training

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 05/06/2015

    Horizontal~Vertical Variations in Strength Training In this video I go through some articles I’ve wrote on strength training periodization and planning, and overview awesome and must read article by Greg Nuckols: In Defense of Program Hoppers – DUP Revisited, which is one of the best strength training programming posts I have read lately. Why? Because it shed some light...

  • Set and rep schemes in strength training

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 24/05/2014

    Regardless of your training objectives (increasing strength in specific lifts, increasing strength overall, bulking up, leaning out, rehabilitation, maintenance, etc), key training parameters (intensity, volume, frequency, density) could be varied and progressed on different time scales.

    Certain variations and progressions in training parameters are more suited toward different training objectives, but there exist commonalities between them that we will focus…

  • Intensity-Effort Table for Strength Training

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 25/09/2013

    Continuing on my rant on three parameters of intensity in strength training I decided to update my Percent-Repetition Chart from August, 2012 that seems to be quite popular (I have seen it in couple of blogs and some recent books – I don’t mind – au contraire – I feel pride).

  • UPDATE: Percent-based to velocity-based converter 2.0

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 17/09/2013

    I have updated Percent-based to velocity-based converter to include conversion from velocity-based to percent-based approach using load-velocity profile and %1RM-max reps profile. This is important since it allows coaches to get easier ‘grip’ on velocity-based approach and how it could be used and converted.Here is the screen shot

  • How to Track 1RM Without Actually Testing It

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 02/09/2013

    Introduction – There are two main methods for estimating 1RM of an exercise: (1) to build up to true 1RM lift and (2) to estimate 1RM from reps-to-(technical)-failure  with sub-max weight using various formulas and tables.

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