Posts tagged with ‘My Book’

  • Strength Training Manual Paperback Edition

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 24/02/2020

    Happy to announce the paperback and Kindle edition of the Strength Training Manual, Volumes One and Two. It is soft-back, 500 pages, with more than 300+ figures and tables.

  • 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.

  • Strength Training Manual: Planning – Part 6

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 16/11/2019

    Differentiating between progression and variation can become cumbersome. In this part, I tackle this problem with two novel concepts: vertical and horizontal planning. These two concepts make planning of the strength training a breeze.

  • 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: Prescription – Part 3

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 02/08/2019

    How do we aggregate the training dose? What are the pros and cons of different dose metrics? How do we predict 1RM from training data? What is “exertion load” metric, and why is it useful? How should the ballistic Load-Exertion table be adjusted? Find answers to these questions, and much more in the following article.

  • 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.

  • 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.