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  • 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

    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

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 02/05/2022

    Before we jump straight into the {STMr} package and accompanying tools, I need to give some theoretical feedback that is required to understand the “whys” behind the percent-based prescription.

  • Heart Rate Variability: Physiology and Applications

    By on 22/04/2022

    Understanding athlete's recovery needs are key to ensuring that the training stimulus is properly planned and assimilated. Given the unique characteristics of each individual, the ability to potentially measure an athlete’s response to training can be key to tailoring training to their characteristics.

  • Create Custom Set and Rep Schemes With {STMr}

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 08/04/2022

    In this course, I will provide you with the necessary knowledge and tools to design your percent-based system. Also, I will explain the theory behind it, and provide detailed instructions on how to do it using the free and open-source tools. For those afraid of the R language, I created an Excel template that you can use instead.

  • Set & Rep Scheme Builder

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 01/04/2022

    I have created a Set and Rep Scheme Builder that implements most features of the {STMr} package in Microsoft Excel. This tool allows you to play with various models and adjustments to create your own set and rep schemes.

  • Always Stay Critical – Review 9

    By on 23/03/2022

    In this episode, we will look at a cross-sectional within-subject study looking at biomechanical differences between the BSS and BS. Or, in more general terms, single-leg vs. double-leg exercises.

  • Load-Exertion Tables And Their Use For Planning – Part 6

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 15/03/2022

    {STMr} package is created to help sports scientists and strength coaches estimate strength profiles, create and visualize (percent-based) progression tables, and set and rep schemes.

  • The Ultimate Set and Rep Scheme

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 05/03/2022

    There is an unlimited number of set and rep scheme combinations for a comprehensive classification system. But I do have my favorite scheme! Find out which one is it in the following article.