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  • Strength Training Reps and Sets Schemes

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 24/05/2014

    Regardless of your training objectives (increasing strength in specific lifts, increasing strength overall, bulking up, leaning out, rehabilitation, maintenance, etc), key training parameters (intensity, volume, frequency, density) could be varied and progressed on different time scales.

    Certain variations and progressions in training parameters are more suited toward different training objectives, but there exist commonalities between them that we will focus…

  • Set and Rep Schemes in Strength Training – Part 2

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 28/02/2014

    Overview of the process - As I have alluded to in the beginning of this article, training objectives will demand certain training parameters within which we can employ various progressions and variations, termed set and reps schemes.

  • Set and Rep Schemes in Strength Training – Part 1

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 13/01/2014

    The article will be published in two parts. Part one deals more with terminology and something that I call ‘intensity trinity’. I hope that this terminology will become standard in our field/industry.

  • Intensity-Effort Table for Strength Training

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 25/09/2013

    Continuing on my rant on three parameters of intensity in strength training I decided to update my Percent-Repetition Chart from August, 2012 that seems to be quite popular (I have seen it in couple of blogs and some recent books – I don’t mind – au contraire – I feel pride).

  • Three I’s of Intensity in Strength Training

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 23/09/2013

    Coaches, and especially researchers should take into account all three parts of prescribing and quantifying Intensity (Intensity together with Volume provide LOAD; but I will leave different ways of quantifying Volume for another rant) to avoid confusion and provide precision. This could be done with monitoring velocity of the lifts as well and I urge researchers reading this to...

  • Self-Experiment in Frequent Training

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 29/05/2013

    I decided to try out frequent training (upper/lower 6x/week) with using higher volume (lots of sets) of low reps with submax intensity and effort to explode on every rep as fast as possible. Here is the Excel file with all the data and program outline. If someone wants to perform certain analysis be my guest – you can...

  • Rant: Program Design Software and Some More…

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 27/04/2013

    Rant: Program Design Software and Some More… I will be honest here: I F*CKING HATE PAPERWORK. My ultimate goal is to make things as simple as possible and to focus on the most important aspects of coaching (well, coaching) instead of losing precious time and energy on B.S.  I have been using Excel extensively lately – from designing the...

  • Does Speed Work Work? My Response to Mike Tuchscherer’s Article [Part 2]

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 31/03/2013

    INTENSITY, LOAD, EFFORT, EXERTION… One thing I forgot to emphasize and explain in Load-Velocity profile (from now on L-V profile or L-V trade-off) was that all reps are done at MAXIMUM INTENTto lift as fast as possible (within technical limit). In another words EFFORT of each rep, at each LOAD was MAXIMAL.  In some strength circuits this…

  • Does Speed Work Work? My Response to Mike Tuchscherer’s Article [Part 1]

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 29/03/2013

    Does Speed Work Work? My Response to Mike Tuchscherer’s Article – Part 1 INTRODUCTION Mike Tuchscherer’s article Why Speed Work Doesn’t Work lifted a lot of dust. I have read Bret Contreras’, JL Holdsworth’s and Chad Smith’s responses and I have wrote some of mine ‘comment’ on Jim Wendler’s Facebook Wall. Today Mike contacted me and invited me to expand further and continue the discussion on his forum since...

  • Is Power/Speed Reading in Clean and Snatch Counterproductive?

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 27/03/2013

    Just had a great talk with Travis Fisher regarding velocity-based strength training (he is only one I know using it and trying to figure out a solid system) and we touched a little bit on using velocity/power readings during Olympic lifts.