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Strength Card Builder v5.1 is Here!

Strength Card Builder v5.1 is Here!

The idea for the Strength Card Builder came about 2012/2013 when I was strength and conditioning coach at Hammarby IF from Stockholm Sweden. It was a tool I created to help me sort out issues with prescribing loads for team sport athletes, while also providing them a neat visual guide/table they can refer to (i.e., a card). I could easily implement “estimation through iterations” of judging key exercises 1RMs and use that to prescribe all the weights for every other exercise. This was REALLY helpful when one deals with a bunch of athletes in the gym.

Over the years, improvements to the Strength Card Builder came about. The latest idea was born in 2016 when I was an assistant strength coach with Port Adelaide FC from Australia. This idea involved creating and saving program templates. This helped in having multiple programs inside the Strength Card Builder, that could be easily loaded, rather than saving different programs with different file names (after all, we are talking about Microsoft Excel).

Earlier this year, the visually improved version was launched and named version 5.0. Now, with this release, version 5.1, we are adding EXTENSION PACK to the mix.

Special thanks to a friend and colleague of mine, Aleksa Bošković, for creating this EXTENSION PACK of the Strength Card Builder that allows coaches to insert images and videos into the mix. Now, athletes can have a visual guide, rather than going after you asking “Hey coach, what’s this single leg ipsilateral kettlebell Romanian deadlift” exercise? They can now quickly see on the figure, and you can create a visual exercise library.

Here are the PDF previews of the Strength Card Builder outputs:

  1. Individual card
  2. Group card – portrait (12×8)
  3. Group card – landscape (6×10)
  4. Individual card with images
  5. Group card with images – portrait (12×8)
  6. Group card with images – landscape (5×10)

Also, I would like to thank our member Milovan Knežević, Čukarički FC, and all athletes from this great club who were included in this project.

The new version of Strength Card Builder can be downloaded for free by Premium members, as well as Standard members who have been in our community for over a year. All Standard members who are with us less than a year will also be able to download Strength Card Builder free of charge, as soon as they fulfill the condition above.

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I am a physical preparation coach from Belgrade, Serbia, grew up in Pula, Croatia (which I consider my home town). I was involved in physical preparation of professional, amateur and recreational athletes of various ages in sports such as basketball, soccer, volleyball, martial arts and tennis. Read More »

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This topic contains 6 replies, has 4 voices, and was last updated by  Kazazidis Giorgos 3 years, 6 months ago.

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  • 19/12/2020 at 23:39 #30623

    it’s an amazing upgrade… but there is a small mulfunction, on the new version there is no way to add post activity exercises. although there is the box (only on the first printed sheet, and not on the next ) the function doesn’t seems to work. please check it because you did an amazing job and it’s crusial fuction for us.

    21/12/2020 at 12:45 #30629

    Hi Kazantzidis,

    Thank you for your kind words.

    We will investigate this issue and get back to you shortly.

    21/12/2020 at 13:43 #30633

    Hi Kazantzidis,

    The reason why I deleted the post-activity part is that in the last two exercises 2 rows are added. The first reason is that you can add one more set and the second reason is to increase picture size (to be more clear). Also, the excel problem is if you decrease the pic size excel automatically dim the picture so you can’t see which exercise is there. If you add the post-activity part manually, the print version will be smaller so the main point (pictures) of this upgrade will be less clear.

    22/12/2020 at 03:57 #30663

    First off all thanks for the quick responce.

    please check on the pic above the multifunction that i just mention. although the function key is there the data does appear in the cell as it should be, like the old versio.

    I didn’t made any manualy changes in the excel file.

    king reguards

    24/12/2020 at 12:34 #30696

    Hi Kazantzidis,

    We have removed the “missing data” info from the workout card.

    You can re-download the Strength Card Builder from our online store.

    Thank you once again for notifying us about this issue.

    Best Regards

    24/12/2020 at 18:17 #30707

    as i noticed you removed the post activity function at all ????
    Too Bad because as an S&C coach i work a lot with concurrent type of training and it was extremely convenient for me.

    gues i have to work with the older version.

    eather way thanks for the super quick response once more.

    Best Regards
    G K

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