Posts tagged with ‘Theory’

  • 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.

  • 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...