Posts tagged with ‘Strength Training Manual’

  • Review and Retrospective – Part 1

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 07/12/2019

    Review and Retrospective – Part 1 In case you missed the previous parts of this article series you can find them here: 1. Introduction 2. Agile Periodization and Philosophy of Training 3. Exercises – Part 1 | Part 2 4. Prescription – Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 5. Planning – Part 1 | Part 2 |...

  • Strength Training Manual: Planning – Part 6

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 16/11/2019

    Differentiating between progression and variation can become cumbersome. In this part, I tackle this problem with two novel concepts: vertical and horizontal planning. These two concepts make planning of the strength training a breeze.

  • Strength Training Manual: Planning – Part 5

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 24/10/2019

    This is probably my favorite part of the book. In it I am reviewing 12 archetypal set and rep schemes: Plateau, Step, Reverse Step, Ascending Wave, Descending Wave, Ascending Ladder, Descending Ladder, Traditional Pyramid, Reverse Pyramid, Light-Heavy, Cluster and Cluster Wave.

  • Strength Training Manual: Planning – Part 4

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 10/10/2019

    Linear progression, linear periodization, daily undulating programs, medium-easy-hard, triple progression - who wouldn't be confused with all this strength training terminology. In this part I will give you a very simple tool that can help clearing up the planning confusion.

  • Strength Training Manual: Planning – Part 3

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 18/09/2019

    This part is where the fun begins. I explain the basics of the set and reps schemes by defining their "anatomy", organization of the exercises in the workout by reviewing a bunch of supersets, and provide a model for classifying set and rep schemes based on objectives, prescriptiveness, volume, toughness and "methodology".

  • Strength Training Manual: Planning – Part 2

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 06/09/2019

    What are Minimum Effective Dose and Maximum Tolerated Dose? Can they be objectively quantified and used when planning strength training? In this article I am explaining why they can't as well as what might be a better concept to use as forum for action.

  • Strength Training Manual: Planning – Part 1

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 24/08/2019

    What is training dose? What components does it consist of? How should it be estimated? Are subjective ratings such as RPE useless? How should training dose be distributed across time and toward different qualities? Find out in the following article.

  • Strength Training Manual: Prescription – Part 3

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 02/08/2019

    How do we aggregate the training dose? What are the pros and cons of different dose metrics? How do we predict 1RM from training data? What is “exertion load” metric, and why is it useful? How should the ballistic Load-Exertion table be adjusted? Find answers to these questions, and much more in the following article.

  • Strength Training Manual: Prescription – Part 2

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 21/07/2019

    In this part I will cover total system load vs. external load, how to compare individuals, percent-based approach to prescribing training loads as well as other prescription methods.

  • Strength Training Manual: Prescription – Part 1

    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.