By Mladen Jovanovic on 20/08/2017
This program represents “park bench” workout (see works by Dan John) and it is quite usable for someone putting the same emphasis on each exercise, while hitting wide rep ranges and avoiding boredom at the same time. Therefore, it is very usable for off-season “sporadic” workouts (someone who hits the gym 2-4 times per week in haphazard manner).
By Mladen Jovanovic on 23/07/2017
I wanted to expand Framework for Analyzing & Planning Strength Training video with extra discussion on differences between progression and adaptation, which I also consider to be complementary pair, that are inter-related.
By Mladen Jovanovic on 16/07/2017
What does this video attempts to do is to reconcile everything written about above using few very simple tools. That way, it represents very pragmatic and agile tool for planning and analyzing strength training programs.
By Mladen Jovanovic on 24/09/2016
After a long “battle” with Daily Undulating Periodization/Planning/Programming term, I decided to name it to DUF – Daily Undulating Framework, or just Undulating Framework (UF). The most recent video Planning and Programming Strength Training Using DUP Approach created a bit of confusion, because some viewer saw it as “system” or a “solution”, where I wanted to pinpoint to it...
By Mladen Jovanovic on 10/09/2016
This approach helps me solve some of the planning/programming conundrums and provides pretty simple framework that could be applied to other domains as well (e.g. HIT conditioning). I also touch on Dan John’s Bus Bench vs. Park Bench analogy, which I think is a game changer concept.
By Mladen Jovanovic on 03/09/2016
At this stage I am looking for some structure in my training, but cannot be mentally bothered to follow overly prescriptive powerlifting/powerbuilding template (like 5/3/1, Juggernaut, Starting Strength, etc.). I wanted something that is mentally refreshing, but it still gets me training hard and produce the results. Something that Dan John would call “Punching the clock” workout. The result...
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…
By Mladen Jovanovic on 19/06/2016
In this video I am expanding on the idea of using multiple set and reps schemes across movement patterns under undulating umbrella. For example, how can we utilize undulating approach with the goal of developing hypertrophy for the upper body and strength for the lower body?
By Mladen Jovanovic on 19/05/2016
In the previous video I explained differences between “traditional” and “undulating” approach to strength training planning. In this video I will show you how you can set it up in Strength Card Builder, which you can get for FREE.
By Mladen Jovanovic on 07/05/2016
In this video the following topics are covered: 1) The difference between “undulating periodization” and “undulating programming”; 2) The difference between variations and progressions (and similarities); 3) Different combinations of workouts/exercises and set and rep schemes; 4) Uses of “randomizations” (covering the notion that “random workout” is NOT just a “out of your ass” approach to programming, but could...