20/05/2018By Mladen Jovanovic on 20/05/2018
There has been a lot of fuss regarding Magnitude Based Inference (MBI) lately, peaking with the recent article and video by Kristin Sainani. The originators of MBI, Will Hopkins and Alan Batterham, recently posted their commentary of the critiques at sportsci.org. With the video below I wanted to give my opinion, but also provide rationale for “novel” techniques, that...
28/02/2018By Kevin Kishna on 28/02/2018
The force-velocity relationship is central to many theories of training, as well as in various practical approaches. For instance, in Zatsiorsky’s “Science and Practice of Strength Training” (1) — which, in my opinion, is one of the few Eastern European manuals that’s actually comprehensible by us ‘westerns’ — there is a pretty figure (see below) which shows that various...
07/02/2018By Mladen Jovanovic on 07/02/2018
Third part of ’Strength Training: Planning the Training Block’’ – in which I will touch on Horizontal vs vertical planning framework, as well as indivisible approach and explain how can you benefit from them.
09/01/2018By Mladen Jovanovic on 09/01/2018
In my opinion, there are two things that are important when it comes to set and rep schemes: modifications and classification (or types). Let’s cover each concept separately.
26/12/2017By Mladen Jovanovic on 26/12/2017
It should be clear by now that for planning of the strength training cycle, we are using 1RMs as something that helps us with prescription, and not something to argue about until cows come home.
12/11/2017By Mladen Jovanovic on 12/11/2017
As is the case with the objectives, there are multiple ways to categorize strength exercises. For example, using “specificity” (similarity to the competition movement) as a criteria, we pretty much have (1) general and (2) specific exercises. Please note the “fuzzy” borders between them, which makes them more of a continuum, rather than discrete groups.