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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
By Mladen Jovanovic on 12/02/2018
I am sure that most of you encountered the following (frustrating) situation – you do your best to create custom workout for your client/athlete, and then they bail on you, skip the trainings or do the workouts in the order that suits them best (in their own opinion).
By Mladen Jovanovic on 07/02/2018
Third part of ’Strength Training: Planning the Training Block’’ – in which I will touch on Horizontal vs vertical planning framework, as well as indivisible approach and explain how can you benefit from them.
By Mladen Jovanovic on 09/01/2018
In my opinion, there are two things that are important when it comes to set and rep schemes: modifications and classification (or types). Let’s cover each concept separately.
By Mladen Jovanovic on 26/12/2017
It should be clear by now that for planning of the strength training cycle, we are using 1RMs as something that helps us with prescription, and not something to argue about until cows come home.