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  • An Integrated Approach to Training Kickboxers – Part 1: Introduction

    By on 23/01/2020

    Training fighters pose unique challenges to the coach. An uncertain schedule, the lack of a dedicated off-season, the high amount of skill training and the mixed bioenergetic demands of the sport, challenge periodization models that have been devised primarily for a track and field. Read more...

  • Review and Retrospective – Part 3

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 30/12/2019

    Review is about demonstrating the performance while comparing it to expected performance or outcome/performance goals or objectives. Retrospective is about understanding and improving the process underlying performance (which can be considered analysis of the dose, current state and plan and how it affects the response). Read more...

  • Review and Retrospective – Part 2

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 16/12/2019

    Training dose and responses have been traditionally modelled and understood through the prism of Selye's GAS and Banister models. In this part you will learn another one that can be used to model 1RM in strength training.

  • Review and Retrospective – Part 1

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 07/12/2019

    What happens after finished strength training phase? How do we integrate feedback collected? What is bias/variance decomposition? Find out in the following article.

  • New Benefits of the Standard Membership

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 26/11/2019

    We have prepared a nice surprise for all of you who have subscribed for the monthly membership in our community.

  • New Benefits of the Premium Membership

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 26/11/2019

    We have prepared a nice surprise for all of you who have subscribed for the yearly (Premium) membership in the Complementary Training community.

  • Strength Training Manual: Planning – Part 5

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 24/10/2019

    This is probably my favorite part of the book. In it I am reviewing 12 archetypal set and rep schemes: Plateau, Step, Reverse Step, Ascending Wave, Descending Wave, Ascending Ladder, Descending Ladder, Traditional Pyramid, Reverse Pyramid, Light-Heavy, Cluster and Cluster Wave.

  • Strength Training Manual: Planning – Part 4

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 10/10/2019

    Linear progression, linear periodization, daily undulating programs, medium-easy-hard, triple progression - who wouldn't be confused with all this strength training terminology. In this part I will give you a very simple tool that can help clearing up the planning confusion.

  • Strength Training Manual: Planning – Part 3

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 18/09/2019

    This part is where the fun begins. I explain the basics of the set and reps schemes by defining their "anatomy", organization of the exercises in the workout by reviewing a bunch of supersets, and provide a model for classifying set and rep schemes based on objectives, prescriptiveness, volume, toughness and "methodology".

  • Strength Training Manual: Planning – Part 2

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 06/09/2019

    What are Minimum Effective Dose and Maximum Tolerated Dose? Can they be objectively quantified and used when planning strength training? In this article I am explaining why they can't as well as what might be a better concept to use as forum for action.