Posts tagged with ‘Theory’

  • Self-Experiment in Frequent Training

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 29/05/2013

    I decided to try out frequent training (upper/lower 6x/week) with using higher volume (lots of sets) of low reps with submax intensity and effort to explode on every rep as fast as possible. Here is the Excel file with all the data and program outline. If someone wants to perform certain analysis be my guest – you can...

  • Does Speed Work Work? My Response to Mike Tuchscherer’s Article [Part 2]

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 31/03/2013

    INTENSITY, LOAD, EFFORT, EXERTION… One thing I forgot to emphasize and explain in Load-Velocity profile (from now on L-V profile or L-V trade-off) was that all reps are done at MAXIMUM INTENTto lift as fast as possible (within technical limit). In another words EFFORT of each rep, at each LOAD was MAXIMAL.  In some strength circuits this…

  • Does Speed Work Work? My Response to Mike Tuchscherer’s Article [Part 1]

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 29/03/2013

    Does Speed Work Work? My Response to Mike Tuchscherer’s Article INTRODUCTION Mike Tuchscherer’s article Why Speed Work Doesn’t Work lifted a lot of dust. I have read Bret Contreras’, JL Holdsworth’s and Chad Smith’s responses and I have wrote some of mine ‘comment’ on Jim Wendler’s Facebook Wall. Today Mike contacted me and invited me to expand further and continue the discussion on his forum since he...

  • Is Power/Speed Reading in Clean and Snatch Counterproductive?

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 27/03/2013

    Just had a great talk with Travis Fisher regarding velocity-based strength training (he is only one I know using it and trying to figure out a solid system) and we touched a little bit on using velocity/power readings during Olympic lifts.

  • The Problem With (Peak) Power (Calculus) – or Why I Don’t Believe in This Sacred Cow

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 21/03/2013

    I am going to say it straight ahead – coaches who believe that they are training peak power at certain percentage of 1RM are simply misguided. There are two important logical errors behind it.

  • Estimating 1RM Using Load-Velocity Relationship

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 16/11/2012

    Estimating 1RM Using Load-Velocity Relationship This article is originally written and published for Kinetic website. I wanted to thank Rob Shugg for posting it and the whole Kinetic Performance company for creating such an amazing tool – PowerTool/GymAware. Also, I hope that the article will bring some more  food for thought and stimulate more work in this direction. There...

  • Injuries vs. Team Success

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 13/10/2012

    I just read one study on relationship of injury rate to team standing at the end of the season. You can find the free full text HERE.

  • Percent-based training vs. Auto-regulatory? Can they be complementary?

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 10/10/2012

    Percent-based training vs. Auto-regulatory? Can they be complementary? I have been writing recently on the behavioral aspect of exercise prescription (click HERE) and my ’quest’ to blend the pros of percent-based approach and auto-regulatory approach, while avoiding their cons. In the following table there is a short list I quickly made for the purpose of this article. Exhibit A...

  • How to Make a Readiness Monitoring Using a Simple Wellness Questionnaire [Addendum]

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 04/10/2012

    Just a quick update – My free Screencast account reached maximum bandwidth so the videos are not available any more. I decided to put the video files in my Dropbox account. So, if you haven’t had a chance to take a look at the videos, please make sure to download them (and other material)

  • Intermittent Endurance 20-10

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 24/09/2012

    I have just finished the beep test and after an ALPHA test I did on myself I decided to share it and await feedbacks. Feedbacks are crucial before I put this test to version 1.0.