Posts tagged with ‘Strength Training’

  • 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.

  • Strength Training Manual: Planning – Part 1

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 24/08/2019

    What is training dose? What components does it consist of? How should it be estimated? Are subjective ratings such as RPE useless? How should training dose be distributed across time and toward different qualities? Find out in the following article.

  • 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 2

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 21/07/2019

    In this part I will cover total system load vs. external load, how to compare individuals, percent-based approach to prescribing training loads as well as other prescription methods.

  • 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 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.

  • Planning Strength Training for Clients With Fuckarounditis – Part 3

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 02/03/2019

    In this third and final video of the series I am continuing a discussion on divisible and un-divisible approaches to planning and finishing the discussion on strategies for internal fuckarounditis by covering modifications of the last phase in strength training cycle - rinse and repeat phase.

  • Planning Strength Training for Clients With Fuckarounditis – Part 1

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 05/01/2019

    As strength and conditioning coach or personal trainer, how do you deal with clients that have very unpredictable schedule or have huge need for variation in training? In this video series, I will show you few strategies that can help you in dealing with such clients while avoiding the common pitfalls.