Theory - Complementary Training

• # {LEVsim}: Theoretical Load-Exertion-Velocity Model – Part 4: Prescription and Monitoring

By Mladen Jovanovic on 05/08/2023

In the previous parts, prescribed load that needs to be lifted was prescribed as an absolute weight (e.g., 130 kg). {LEVsim} allows to prescribe load to be lifted using (1) absolute load, (2) percent of L0, (3) percent of profile 1RM, (4) percent of visit 1RM, (5) and percent of prescription (or planning) 1RM. I will walk you through...

• # {LEVsim}: Theoretical Load-Exertion-Velocity Model – Part 3: RIR, Between-set, and Between-Visit Effects

By Mladen Jovanovic on 30/06/2023

The only theoretical model to simulate strength training data. In this instalment we will introduce subjective Reps In Reserve metric, as well as between-sets and between-visits effects.

• # {LEVsim}: Theoretical Load-Exertion-Velocity Model – Part 2: LEVsim Model

By Mladen Jovanovic on 13/05/2023

In this article, we dive into the LEVsim Theoretical Load Exertion Velocity Model and its application in training. Discover how this model can help coaches and athletes optimize their training programs and improve performance.

• # {LEVsim}: Theoretical Load-Exertion-Velocity Model – Part 1: Resistance Training Phenomena

By Mladen Jovanovic on 22/03/2023

Resistance training prescription can be conceptualized from the dose perspective. The dose is a complex construct, but for the purpose of this article series, I will define it using the four interdependent components: (1) intensity, (2) volume, (3) density, and (4) other.

• # 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).