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  • Strength Training Manual: Prescription – Part 2

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 21/07/2019

    In this part I will cover total system load vs. external load, how to compare individuals, percent-based approach to prescribing training loads as well as other prescription methods.

  • Rethinking Performance Training & Agile Periodization – Part 5

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 11/07/2019

    In this final video I am covering applications to planning, or Agile Periodization concept, utilizing Nassim Taleb “Barbell Strategy”, heuristic approach by Gerd Gigerenzer, MVP ideas (Minimum-Viable-Performance and Minimum-Viable-Program), iterative planning and randomization.

  • Strength Training Manual: Prescription – Part 1

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 30/06/2019

    Before diving deep into the planning section, it is important to understand the basis of the percent-based approach to strength training, particularly what these percentages are based upon, how to test 1RM and prescribe a training while using it as a reference point, how to compare individuals and other topics.

  • Shoulder Mobility

    By on 20/06/2019

    This blog post will address the topic of shoulder mobility both in athletes as well as the general population, whereby shoulder mobility will be addressed in light of its close association with breathing mechanics and thoracic mobility.

  • Strength Training Manual: Exercises – Part 2

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 11/06/2019

    In this part, I will continue the discussion on exercise classification and introduce the slot concept, functional units, and very useful conversion tables and matrix. Conversion matrix is very useful heuristic tool to figure out approximate 1RM of the assistance exercises.

  • Strength Training Manual: Exercises – Part 1

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 01/06/2019

    What is the point of exercise classification? To impress girls with differentiating between exercises for the long and short head of the biceps muscle? To pass the biomechanics class exam? None of this, of course. The purpose of classification is not to create a place of things, but a forum for action.

  • Rethinking Performance Training & Agile Periodization – Part 4

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 17/05/2019

    Starting with this part, I am showing how this can be applied using Agile Periodization framework. In this particular episode I am expanding on Cynefin model, Risk vs Uncertainty and three starting questions of Agile Periodization.

  • Rethinking Performance Training & Agile Periodization – Part 3

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 01/04/2019

    Continuing the previous video on the topics of quality, constructs, rate limiters, bottlenecks, as well as how we use them to approach planning, I am expanding the discussion and dig more into phenomenology and Grand Unified Theory of training.

  • Planning Strength Training for Clients With Fuckarounditis – Part 3

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 02/03/2019

    In this third and final video of the series I am continuing a discussion on divisible and un-divisible approaches to planning and finishing the discussion on strategies for internal fuckarounditis by covering modifications of the last phase in strength training cycle - rinse and repeat phase.

  • Rethinking Performance Training & Agile Periodization – Part 1

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 17/02/2019

    In the following video series I will share my current philosophy of performance training and Agile Periodization. The first episode deals with the concepts of Quality, Rate Limiters, Interventions and three levels of analysis: phenomenological, performance and physiological.