Posts tagged with ‘Strength Training’

  • Planning the Strength Training – The Addendum

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 27/08/2016

    In year 2008 I wrote series of articles about Planning the Strength Training. Back then, my “philosophy” (or should I say model of reality?) was (and I believe still is) highly influenced by Mark Rippetoe’s books: Starting Strength and Practical Programming. It made perfect sense and it represented reasonable model of the strength training process as a whole. Years…

  • More Advanced Daily Undulating Programming

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 19/06/2016

    In this video I am expanding on the idea of using multiple set and reps schemes across movement patterns under undulating umbrella. For example, how can we utilize undulating approach with the goal of developing hypertrophy for the upper body and strength for the lower body?

  • Undulating Programming with Strength Card Builder

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 19/05/2016

    In the previous video I explained differences between “traditional” and “undulating” approach to strength training planning. In this video I will show you how you can set it up in Strength Card Builder, which you can get for FREE.

  • Undulating Programming

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 07/05/2016

    In this video the following topics are covered: 1) The difference between “undulating periodization” and “undulating programming”; 2) The difference between variations and progressions (and similarities); 3) Different combinations of workouts/exercises and set and rep schemes; 4) Uses of “randomizations” (covering the notion that “random workout” is NOT just a “out of your ass” approach to programming, but could...

  • New Exercise Classification

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 12/03/2016

    Working alongside Ian “Mackers” McKeown, I wanted to develop a model that provides “method behind the madness” for some exercises and their progressions we/Ian implement(s) in our program.

  • New Frans Bosch Book Review – Strength Training and Coordination

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 24/02/2016

    Last week I finished reading the new Frans Bosch book, and I must admit that it was a hard read. I love the books that question my understanding and the models I use to understand things.

  • Velocity Based Strength Training Q&A

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 09/12/2015

    I have recently done a Q&A session with Christian Bosse, who is strength and conditioning coach at National Olympic Committee in Netherlands, on the topic of VBT (Velocity Based Training).

  • The Future of Velocity Based Training

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 04/10/2015

    he advancements in the (micro) technology and analytics achieved that their accessibility and affordability to the average gym goer increased tremendously in the last couple of years. Everything started with live HR measurements, and eventually resulted in the GPS watches and activity trackers, as well as barbell/body velocity trackers such as the PUSH device.

  • Podcast #2: Mike Zourdos on Strength Training

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 25/09/2015

    This podcast is indeed fascinating since Mike Zourdos and myself covered plenty of strength training ground, from analyzing famous programs, difference between Daily Undulating Periodization vs Daily Undulating Planning, cycles planning, daily max vs high-frequency training, emotional and boredom issues, in-season training, VBT and so forth. It is even hard to enlist all the topics covered. It is indeed…

  • “Novel” Metric to Compare Athletes Using Their Load-Velocity Curve

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 15/07/2015

    The question is simple: “What could be used to compare athletes across time and among themselves, taking into account the full load-velocity continuum, but taking into account their strength levels and body weight?”. You can find my answer here