18/11/2014By Mladen Jovanovic on 18/11/2014
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...
22/10/2014By Mladen Jovanovic on 22/10/2014
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.
18/10/2014By Mladen Jovanovic on 18/10/2014
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…
14/10/2014By Mladen Jovanovic on 14/10/2014
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...
07/09/2014By Mladen Jovanovic on 07/09/2014
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...
04/08/2014By Mladen Jovanovic on 04/08/2014
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.
11/07/2014By Mladen Jovanovic on 11/07/2014
I usually do the same setup for loaded ring push-ups (great exercise for upper body horizontal push btw), so I was wondering will this work. The key is to use higher box (bench won't work) and set up the rings a bit higher, with the goal of creating more space between you and the ground. It is also easier...
08/07/2014By Mladen Jovanovic on 08/07/2014
Blast From the Past These are the two old articles I wrote in 2005 and 2006. Yes I know, time flies. The Overview of Periodization Methods for Resistance Training was published on EliteFTS (I think couple of times) and was nominated for article of the year (have no clue what happened with that). Unfortunately, that article is lacking pictures...