28/06/2014By Mladen Jovanovic on 28/06/2014
I will jump straight to the case – with soccer players it is far more important to make them go regularly to the gym and to perform basic compound lifts than it is about some fancy exercises and set & rep schemes. It is about building habit, team culture and trust in the strength program.
24/06/2014By Mladen Jovanovic on 24/06/2014
What’s the point behind using START and STOP velocities to prescribe strength training instead of using percentages and reps (or rep ranges) and even RPE system? Is the complexity worth it? What do we gain?
How to Create Individualized Exercise Profile in Strength Training? Part 4: Velocity/Exertion ProfileBy Mladen Jovanovic on 20/06/2014
In the previous installment we dealt with creation of individualized rep-max profile. In this part we will deal with one concept that I like to call Velocity/Exertion.
I am pretty sure NO ONE has ever written about it before – nor in books, nor in research papers, nor it online blogs and forums (if someone did, please correct me).
16/06/2014By Mladen Jovanovic on 16/06/2014
In the previous installment we dealt with analysis of progressive 1RM test, and we got Load/Velocity profile. One thing that is important from Load/Velocity profile, from velocity-based strength training standpoint is MVT, or minimal velocity threshold, which seems to be pretty similar between athletes and ‘within’ athlete (i.e. over time for a single athlete).
12/06/2014By Mladen Jovanovic on 12/06/2014
I am repeating the data from the previous part before I start with the analysis and visualization. As you can see my 1RM in bench press with ~2-sec pause is 117.5kg and Ivan’s is 140kg.
08/06/2014By Mladen Jovanovic on 08/06/2014
When it comes to traditional strength training prescription (a.k.a percent based approach) one uses his latest 1RMs and prescribe 3 to 4, or longer strength training cycle using percentages and reps (e.g. Week1: 5×5 w/80%, Week2: 5×5 w/82.5%, Week3: 5×5 w/85%).
04/06/2014By Mladen Jovanovic on 04/06/2014
In this article I have presented something that’s called “summated microcycle”, the solution I first read about in Total Soccer Fitness by Ian Jeffreys.