Posts tagged with ‘My Book’

  • 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 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.

  • Strength Training Manual: Agile Periodization and Philosophy of Training

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 05/05/2019

    Agile Periodization is a planning framework that relies on decision making in uncertainty, rather than ideology, physiological and biomechanical constructs, and industrial age mechanistic approach to planning.

  • Strength Training Manual: Introduction

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 23/03/2019

    I am very happy to announce that I am finishing the Strength Training Manual, that will be soon available. I decided to publish chapters here on Complementary Training as blog posts. This first part in the series is the Chapter 1: Introduction and will mostly deal with philosophical stances regarding training in general, and strength training in particular.

  • HIIT Manual: High Intensity Interval Training and Agile Periodization

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 14/10/2018

    I am more than happy to announce that my first book is finally available for pre-order at Ultimate Athlete Concepts website. Shipping of the book will commence in a week or so, and it will also be available on

  • HIT Manual: Example HIT Programs – Part 2

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 29/08/2018

    This is the second and the last part of the articles series about Example HIT programs. In the first part, I covered the entire Off–season program with examples of the workouts. The second part will be more based on the Pre–season and In–season HIT programs.

  • HIT Manual: Example HIT Programs – Part 1

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 16/08/2018

    I’ve designed a simple running program for running-based sports, something that you can use with your athletes on the break or have it in your toolbox and apply it if needed in the RTP protocols or as extra conditioning.

  • HIT Conditioning: Planning Strategies – Part 2

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 01/05/2018

    In this second and the last part, I will give a few concrete examples for “what should be done”. I will break the rule of not doing too much long term planning in the following examples...