Theory - Complementary Training

• # Optimal Force-Velocity Profile for Sprinting: Is It All Bollocks? – Part 6

By Mladen Jovanovic on 01/01/2023

In this sixth and final installment of this article series, I will explore whether the “causal” interpretation of the Force-Velocity Profiling "holds water” using N=1 testing.

• # Optimal Force-Velocity Profile for Sprinting: Is It All Bollocks? – Part 5

By Mladen Jovanovic on 16/12/2022

In this article I will do a simple simulation to acquire insights about the practical usefulness of the AVP and FVP optimization models.

• # Optimal Force-Velocity Profile for Sprinting: Is It All Bollocks? – Part 4

By Mladen Jovanovic on 07/12/2022

In the previous installment, I have demonstrated how to perform sensitivity/optimization analysis of the Acceleration-Velocity Profile (AVP) using (1) probing method and (2) slope method. In this installment I will explain how to do it using the Force-Velocity Profile (FVP).

• # Optimal Force-Velocity Profile for Sprinting: Is it all bollocks? – Part 3

By Mladen Jovanovic on 21/11/2022

In the next two parts of this article series, I will explain how the optimization of the Force-Velocity Profile (FVP) works. Before jumping into FVP optimization, I will first explain the same reasoning using the Acceleration-Velocity Profile (AVP) since it is easier to comprehend.

• # Optimal Force-Velocity Profile for Sprinting: Is It All Bollocks? – Part 2

By Mladen Jovanovic on 27/10/2022

In the previous part, I introduced two models to map out the velocity-time relationship in short sprints, while in this article, I will focus on the characteristics of the mono-exponential model.

• # Optimal Force-Velocity Profile for Sprinting: Is It All Bollocks? – Part 1

By Mladen Jovanovic on 21/10/2022

In this article series I will provide my opinion regarding the use of Force-Velocity Profile (FVP) optimization for short sprints (i.e., the sprints where there is no deceleration).

• # Always Stay Critical – Review 10

By on 23/05/2022

This is another excellent rant by Dan on how to decipher research better. In the following article and video, he will show you some disclaimers about the data from one of his Ph.D. studies.

• # Always Stay Critical – Review 9

By on 23/03/2022

In this episode, we will look at a cross-sectional within-subject study looking at biomechanical differences between the BSS and BS. Or, in more general terms, single-leg vs. double-leg exercises.

• # Load-Exertion Tables And Their Use For Planning – Part 6

By Mladen Jovanovic on 15/03/2022

{STMr} package is created to help sports scientists and strength coaches estimate strength profiles, create and visualize (percent-based) progression tables, and set and rep schemes.

• # Load-Exertion Tables And Their Use For Planning – Part 5

By Mladen Jovanovic on 23/02/2022

This article explains how you can avoid direct 1RM testing and doing reps to failure by using a novel approach. Don't miss out on reading the fifth part of the Load-Exertion Tables And Their Use For Planning article series!