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  • 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.

  • Load-Exertion Tables And Their Use For Planning – Part 5

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 23/02/2022

    This article explains how you can avoid direct 1RM testing and doing reps to failure by using a novel approach. Don't miss out on reading the fifth part of the Load-Exertion Tables And Their Use For Planning article series!

  • Top 6 Reasons Why You Should Learn Google Sheets

    By on 14/02/2022

    You’ve noticed that all, or at least most of S&C coaches, performance analysts, and sports scientists, use Google Sheets for various purposes. There is a good reason for that. Well, not just one, and in this article, we highlight the top 6 reasons.

  • Load-Exertion Tables And Their Use For Planning – Part 4

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 07/02/2022

    In the previous part, we used a set of Epley’s equations to estimate both group and individual reps-max profiles, as well as to create progression tables. One characteristic of Epley’s equation is that 100% 1RM is achieved with 0RM, which is not an ecologically valid assumption. What the hell is 0RM in the first place? Find out in the...

  • Always Stay Critical – Review 8

    By on 30/01/2022

    In this episode, Daniel reviews Petushek et al. (2021) and the value of assessing movement quality to determine its relationship with injury risk.

  • Load-Exertion Tables And Their Use For Planning – Part 3

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 22/01/2022

    In this article, I will teach you how to create individualized progression tables, but before we jump straight into that, I will walk you through the process of getting Epley’s 0.0333 coefficient in the first place.