19/10/2017By Alex V on 19/10/2017
Using velocity measurements to inform your training decisions can be confusing and challenging if you are unfamiliar with the why’s and the how’s of a VBT program. I’ll discuss that and more in the rest of this article.
10/09/2017By Mladen Jovanovic on 10/09/2017
I stumbled on Robert Frederic by accident, probably through Facebook. So, after exchanging few messages with him, I decided to do a video interview and a Q&A regarding the “exertion load” metric, as well as his app. We have also touched a bit on Velocity Based Training concepts. Enjoy this video and please leave your comments and questions on...
26/08/2017By Mladen Jovanovic on 26/08/2017
In this video I am discussing few ideas regarding velocity based training (VBT): 1) Potential research in velocity based training (VBT) domain (which will most likely become my PhD thesis) regarding the exhaustion-velocity relationship; 2) The flaws of using % Drop in velocity when stopping a given set, as a way (or metric) that ensures the quality of the...
04/10/2015By Mladen Jovanovic on 04/10/2015
he advancements in the (micro) technology and analytics achieved that their accessibility and affordability to the average gym goer increased tremendously in the last couple of years. Everything started with live HR measurements, and eventually resulted in the GPS watches and activity trackers, as well as barbell/body velocity trackers such as the PUSH device.
15/07/2015By Mladen Jovanovic on 15/07/2015
The question is simple: “What could be used to compare athletes across time and among themselves, taking into account the full load-velocity continuum, but taking into account their strength levels and body weight?”. You can find my answer here
28/06/2015By Mladen Jovanovic on 28/06/2015
I knew I was preaching to the choir of experienced coaches, so I wanted to cover practical applications of the VBT as one “novel” way of prescribing and controlling training. I thought live testing would be much more appreciated than fancy graphs and theory, as it would also show the problems of “when the rubber meets the road” issues...
18/05/2015By Mladen Jovanovic on 18/05/2015
Recently there is a HUGE interest in Velocity Based Training (VBT), especially with the growth of more affordable measurement devices such as PUSH and growth of wearable devices that uses algorithms (machine learning) to estimate barbell velocities from accelerometer data.
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29/04/2015By Mladen Jovanovic on 29/04/2015
This is a R workbook using my older bench press data, in which I want to discuss Signal vs. Noise of Velocity-Based Training (VBT) measurements. This could be used for future reliability studies. The goal is to compare within-individual variations of velocity over load-velocity relationship (noise) with smallest practical velocity difference (in my opinion difference in velocities across nRM,…
22/10/2014By Mladen Jovanovic on 22/10/2014
Here is the another ‘playbook’, but this time on my own data set during high-frequency project I did in 2013. The data set features estimated 1RM using velocity (which I measure during the lifts). I have also measure Peak Velocity and Mean Power in CMJ w/20kg before lower body workouts. Those four are response variables.