By Mladen Jovanovic on 24/09/2014
In the previous post I’ve shared the novel idea on how to ‘aggregate’ wellness categories into positive/negative wellness score.
By Mladen Jovanovic on 07/09/2014
It is pretty common to use generic %1RM tables when prescribing weight training, both for upper body and lower body movements. As with everything, there are pros and cons of such an approach...
By Mladen Jovanovic on 03/09/2014
We tend to think in “buckets”, and after recently reading Antidote by Oliver Burkeman, it might be because of our inherent fear of uncertainty and chaos. Great book to read as well. Reading more books on Psychology, Philosophy, Analytics help us gain new perspectives on the same problems and help to overcome “einstellung”
By Mladen Jovanovic on 14/07/2014
You are probably familiar with ‘individualization principle’ in training theory that says that training should be individualized? The only problem is that most books/sources don’t necessarily goes into how to do it.
By Mladen Jovanovic on 08/07/2014
Blast From the Past These are the two old articles I wrote in 2005 and 2006. Yes I know, time flies. The Overview of Periodization Methods for Resistance Training was published on EliteFTS (I think couple of times) and was nominated for article of the year (have no clue what happened with that). Unfortunately, that article is lacking pictures...
By Mladen Jovanovic on 03/07/2014
First off let me be clear – I have never been involved in national team preparation. Nevertheless, I would like to pinpoint to some issues that I believe are troublesome.
By Mladen Jovanovic on 01/07/2014
Do you know what are biomotor abilities? How did they ‘emerge’? The purpose of this video is to explain to you the ontology of biomotor abilities, the certain flaws of their use (The Root problem, buckets, periodization based on those qualities) and also provide statistical analysis in RStudio with simulated data using Factor Analysis and Hierarchical Clustering.
By Mladen Jovanovic on 30/05/2014
I will use this installment to share some thought on “Recovery mini-block”, which is one of four parts of microcycle: recovery, load, taper and game. I will focus on starters (see concept of functional groups in previous installments: starters, bench, reserves) and focus on one game per week, although this discussion can expand to two games per week as...
By Mladen Jovanovic on 24/05/2014
Regardless of your training objectives (increasing strength in specific lifts, increasing strength overall, bulking up, leaning out, rehabilitation, maintenance, etc), key training parameters (intensity, volume, frequency, density) could be varied and progressed on different time scales.
Certain variations and progressions in training parameters are more suited toward different training objectives, but there exist commonalities between them that we will focus…
By Mladen Jovanovic on 28/02/2014
Overview of the process - As I have alluded to in the beginning of this article, training objectives will demand certain training parameters within which we can employ various progressions and variations, termed set and reps schemes.