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  • Sleep, Sleep Deprivation & the Role of Napping: A Brief Introduction

    By on 15/09/2022

    Sleep is an essential component in the ability to achieve peak performance due to its integral role in the restoration and recovery processes. To learn more about the subject, read this excellent article by Lorcan Mason.

  • Working as a Team S&C Coach

    By on 07/09/2022

    Do you work as a team S&C coach, and you must do everything in a gym by yourself? If your answer is yes, then you should definitely read this article!

  • The Science of Gaelic Football

    By on 01/09/2022

    Gaelic football is one of the most played sports in Ireland & is organized & governed by the Gaelic Athletic Association and holds amateur status. The sport is far from amateur in nature, with players training up to 5x per week, following a demanding training schedule.

  • 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.

  • 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

    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.

  • 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.

  • Create Custom Set and Rep Schemes With {STMr} – Module 4: Progression Tables

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 01/07/2022

    In the first video of this module I will walk you through my reasoning for why progression tables are needed, certain assumptions and objectives I want to achieve with them, and finally demonstrate a few variations, of which RIR Inc and Perc Drop I’ve already used in Strength Training Manual.