24/07/2021By Mladen Jovanovic on 24/07/2021
I am more than happy to announce that the Strength Training Manual (Volume One and Two) is now available in the Spanish language in paperback and Kindle format. The book can be ordered at any Amazon website (i.e., Amazon.com, Amazon.es, Amazon.de).
03/02/2021By Mladen Jovanovic on 03/02/2021
The aim of this book is to provide an overview of the three classes of tasks in statistical modeling: description, prediction, and causal inference.
30/12/2019By 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...
16/11/2019By 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.
24/10/2019By 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.
02/08/2019By 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.
30/06/2019By 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.