Archive for May, 2022

  • Always Stay Critical – Review 10

    By on 23/05/2022

    This is another excellent rant by Dan on how to decipher research better. In the following article and video, he will show you some disclaimers about the data from one of his Ph.D. studies.

  • VBT Survey

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 17/05/2022

    My friend and colleague Ivan Jukic are conducting a survey in which he is looking at the perceived barriers to implementing velocity-based resistance training methodology, and common practices among coaches utilizing velocity-based resistance training.

  • Create Custom Set and Rep Schemes With {STMr} – Module 2: Reps-Max Relationship Part 3

    By on 15/05/2022

    Create Custom Set and Rep Schemes With {STMr} Reps-Max Relationship – Part 3: {STMr} In this video, I will show you can use {STMr} reps-max functions (start with max_, i.e., max_perc_1RM_ and max_reps_) to create reps-max tables and charts. About Mladen Jovanovic Mladen Jovanovic is a physical preparation coach from Belgrade, Serbia, grew up in Pula, Croatia (which he...

  • Create Custom Set and Rep Schemes With {STMr} – Module 2: Reps-Max Relationship Part 2

    By on 15/05/2022

    Create Custom Set and Rep Schemes With {STMr} Reps-Max Relationship – Part 2: Excel In this video, I will show you how you can use Set and Rep Scheme Builder in Microsoft Excel to “play” with three introduced models and their parameters to generate a reps-max table and chart. About Mladen Jovanovic Mladen Jovanovic is a physical preparation coach...

  • Create Custom Set and Rep Schemes With {STMr} – Module 2: Reps-Max Relationship

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 15/05/2022

    This course module will introduce the elementary building block for creating set and rep schemes - the reps-max relationship. The first video in this module deals with some theory and introduces three models to “map out” the relationship between reps to failure and %1RM.

  • Problem With (Perceived) Reps-In-Reserve

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 09/05/2022

    The use of (perceived) reps-in-reserve (pRIR) in strength training has become one of the most prominent (subjective) auto-regulation methods. Another very common subjective auto-regulation approach that precedes pRIR, involves the use of the rate of perceived effort (or exertion), or RPE.

  • Create Custom Set and Rep Schemes With {STMr} – Module1: Introduction Part 5

    By on 04/05/2022

    Create Custom Set and Rep Schemes With {STMr} Introduction – Part 5: R and R Studio Installation In this video, I will explain how to download and install both R and R Studio, as well as how to install R packages. If you are already familiar with R, you can skip this video. To install R language: https://www.r-project.org/ To...

  • Create Custom Set and Rep Schemes With {STMr} – Module1: Introduction Part 4

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 04/05/2022

    Create Custom Set and Rep Schemes With {STMr} Introduction – Part 4: Course Content In this video, I will walk you through the course content and the tools utilized. Besides using R, I will also use the Excel tool: Set and Rep Scheme Builder and the currently-in-development StrengthPRO app (which is a Shiny app implementing {STMr} functionalities). We have...

  • Create Custom Set and Rep Schemes With {STMr} – Module1: Introduction Part 3

    By on 04/05/2022

    Create Custom Set and Rep Schemes With {STMr} Introduction – Part 3: Progression vs Adaptation (Visualized) In the video below, I am applying introduced 3 constructs (Manifestable 1RM, Prescription 1RM, and Load 1RM) in a few “sandbox” examples to demonstrate different progressions and problems we might face in the “wilderness”. The objective of using a percent-based prescription is to...

  • Create Custom Set and Rep Schemes With {STMr} – Module1: Introduction Part 2

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 04/05/2022

    Create Custom Set and Rep Schemes With {STMr} Introduction – Part 2: 75% of What? In this video, I will present the ideas from Classical Test Theory, and my Circular Performance Model applied to strength training. This is important since we are always implying some theoretical model behind our judgments, and in my opinion, it is much better to...