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.
05/11/2017By Mladen Jovanovic on 05/11/2017
As Jordan Peterson stated: “Categories are constructed in relationship to their functional significance”, categorization is not an exercise in futility, but rather helps us make better and faster decision (via information reduction and simplification).
11/10/2017By Mladen Jovanovic on 11/10/2017
I also love to call this problem “Terminator Problem”, since it is more understandable to coaches, since most of them have seen Terminator movies. The issue is, once we are able to “predict” the future (for example estimating injury likelihood in the next 7 days), can we actually change it?
28/09/2017By Sean Williams on 28/09/2017
Sean Williams was kind enough to provide short review of the recent load monitoring workshop, held at the World Rugby Science Network Conference, as well as to provide full slides and Excel templates. This is tremendous resource for those interested in injury prediction analytics.