Posts tagged with ‘Theory’

  • Importance of Context in Evaluating Wellness Questionnaires

    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.

  • How to Adjust Generic %1RM Table for Higher Reps With Lower Body Lifts?

    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...

  • Long-term Athlete Development Model – Excellent video by José Afonso

    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”

  • Individualization of training – are you doing it right?

    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.

  • Blast from the past

    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...

  • The Problems of National Team Training and the Solution

    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.

  • What Are Biomotor Abilities?

    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.

  • Planning the In-Season Microcycle in Soccer Part 4: Thoughts on Recovery “Mini-Block”

    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...

  • Strength Training Reps and Sets Schemes

    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…

  • Set and Rep Schemes in Strength Training – Part 2

    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.