Posts tagged with ‘Theory’

  • 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.

  • Running-Based Conditioning for Team Sports – Part 2

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 19/09/2012

    I have touched upon training transfer in the discussion of work capacity. Transfer is defined as: if I improve in doing X how much will I improve in doing Y? Or in plain English: if I improve my squat strength, how much my 10m run will improve? These two qualities could be skills or motor abilities. We tend to…

  • Running-Based Conditioning for Team Sports – Part 1

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 17/09/2012

    There is a recent trend in team sports to completely ditch the running-based conditioning for the sake of performing only small-sided games (SSGs). There have been an over-use of running-based conditioning (i.e. running suicides for 20+min or doing long slow run for 60min) in the recent history and now the pendulum have swung into opposite direction – ditching them…

  • ‘Non-Periodized Programs’ – Are They Really Non-Periodized?

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 20/08/2012

    Recent blog post regarding the Percent-reps chart and the talk with the Donnell Boucher and Brijesh Patel on the topic of „relative intensity“ got me thinking about the post I did in June – Random Thoughts from the Training Camp. It is funny how things go round-n’-round: I have been looking for the practical solution of the conceptual...

  • Percent – Repetitions Chart

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 18/08/2012

    Percent-Repetition Chart I was looking to create a neat percent-repetitions table for the quick reference when I compare various percent-based and auto-regulatory programs out there. This could help with judging and evaluating the ‘buffer’ of each set or proximity to failure, hard-medium-easy days, weekly progression and differences in intensity, intensiveness, volume and frequency program designs. I combined data from...

  • Couple of Insights From Explosive Lower Body Training With PowerTool/GymAware

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 22/07/2012

    As I have posted in the previous blog post I am currently playing with PowerTool/GymAware and aiming to increase my power output in squat jump, VJ and bench throw, along with trying to improve strength in squat and bench press using (a form of) dynamic effort method, during which I cut my set where my power drops below 90%…