Strength Training - Complementary Training - Page 11

• # The single most important thing to improve your “gainz” in the gym

Apparently people love clicking on posts entitled like this one: “The best exercises you are not doing”, “Five ways to beach body”, “Six new diets to make you lean” and so forth. I just hate those dumb articles – but let’s be honest here, I tend to open/click them anyway. These marketing strategies (teasing) seems to work, even if...

• # Banister Impulse~Response model in R [part 3]

Here is the another ‘playbook’, but this time on my own data set during high-frequency project I did in 2013. The data set features estimated 1RM using velocity (which I measure during the lifts). I have also measure Peak Velocity and Mean Power in CMJ w/20kg before lower body workouts. Those four are response variables.

• # Banister Impulse~Response model in R [part 2]

In the previous part I’ve introduced multivariate modeling of impulse and response using Banister model. In this part I will continue with exploration of this model, mainly visualizing reaction predicted by the model on standardize impulse (load) and compare prediction using multiple impulses. I will use same data sets: one by Skiba and one randomly generated as in first…

• # Banister Impulse~Response Model in R [Part 1]

Banister Impulse~Response Model in R Before you start reading this post, please read EXCELLENT paper by Clark and Skiba, especially on the topic of Banister impulse-response model. I decided to write code in R, but also allow for multivariate analysis (where impulse can be multiple variables, as is the case in sports) which can speed the thing...

• # How to Adjust Generic %1RM Table for Higher Reps With Lower Body Lifts?

It is pretty common to use generic %1RM tables when prescribing weight training, both for upper body and lower body movements. As with everything, there are pros and cons of such an approach...

• # Atlético Madrid Circuit Training

But being big, successful, rich (and beautiful) by no means is a proof that someone knows what the hell are they doing (or as Nassim Taleb book would say don’t be “Fooled by Randomness”).

• # Better Than Bench Press?

The worst upper body press exercises in my opinion is incline bench press. Here is my rationale.

• # Battle Rope Drills & Progressions

When I was with Hammarby in 2012/2013 we decided to purchase battle ropes to workout the injured guys, or for some extra cross-training for reserves. Not sport-specific? Agree, but sometimes you need to perform non-specific activities (e.g. with lower body injury) and plug them in a specific circuit, etc. Anyway, not a topic of today’s discussion.