Archive for 2022

  • Create custom set and rep schemes with {STMr} – Module 6: Set and Rep Schemes

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 20/08/2022

    In Strength Training Manual, I have “identified” around 12 “archetypal” schemes and will cover them in this module as well. Also, I will focus on the “methodological” classification, although I will quickly cover other types of classifications.

  • Sports Vacancies in January 2023

    By on 12/08/2022

    Here are the best sports jobs in the market. During January, we will continuously update the list. Please share, and let’s get the word out!

  • Overview of Exercise Classification and Implementation into Athletic Training – Part 2

    By on 10/08/2022

    In part 2 of the presentation, I will focus a bit more on the practical side of the classifications, why creating a pool of exercises will save you a lot of time, trouble, and nerves, and what are some of the crucial things to keep in mind when prescribing training.

  • Create custom set and rep schemes with {STMr} – Module 5: Vertical Planning Part 3

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 01/08/2022

    Create Custom Set and Rep Schemes With {STMr} Vertical Planning – Part 3 In this video, I will show you how to use {STMr} vertical planning functions (start with vertical_) later in designing the set and rep schemes. About Mladen Jovanovic Mladen Jovanovic is a physical preparation coach from Belgrade, Serbia, grew up in Pula, Croatia (which he considers...

  • Create custom set and rep schemes with {STMr} – Module 5: Vertical Planning Part 2

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 01/08/2022

    Create Custom Set and Rep Schemes With {STMr} Vertical Planning – Part 2 If you remember from the previous module: Progression tables represent implemented adjustments in a systematic and organized manner across progression steps and scheme volume types (intensive, normal, and extensive). So what progression table is to the adjustments method, vertical planning is to the progression table –...

  • Create custom set and rep schemes with {STMr} – Module 5: Vertical Planning

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 01/08/2022

    Terminology in strength training prescription and planning is a chaotic state of affairs. My attempt (still ongoing), through the Agile Periodization framework, is to organize it in a more systematic and “phenomenological” way.

  • Sports Vacancies in August 2022

    By on 01/08/2022

    Here are the best sports jobs in the market. During August, we will continuously update the list. Please share, and let’s get the word out!

  • Nutritional Considerations for Ultra-Endurance Runners

    By on 25/07/2022

    Ultra-endurance sports have been classified by a winning time ≥ 6 hours, however, some authors suggest that any event ≥ 4 hours can be defined as ultra-endurance. Thus, for the purpose of this critical essay, ultra-endurance running performance will be defined as any event ≥ 4 hours or those in excess of a distance of a traditional marathon (>42.2-km).

  • New {shorts} Package and Two New Pre-Prints

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 20/07/2022

    I have recently updated the {shorts}package to version 2.0.0, which is now available at CRAN. If you have been using previous version of {shorts}package, please note that with version 2.0.0 you will lose compatibility and will need to rewrite some code.

  • Pain-Based Periodization

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 10/07/2022

    If you happen to google “periodization”, what you might end up with are the images of: 1) Division of the annual calendar to phases; 2) Periodization of biomotor abilities; 3) Some sporadic graphs show the interplay between volume and intensity. Although these concepts can be sound from a top-down planning perspective, in real-life training is more bottom-up.