By Mladen Jovanovic on 07/08/2013
Some great findings and ideas from velocity-based strength training – I have been thinking more and more about velocity-based lifting recently as a method of prescribing load and volume for an individual. I have wrote couple of blog posts and article on this topic that you might want to read first:
By Mladen Jovanovic on 31/03/2013
INTENSITY, LOAD, EFFORT, EXERTION… One thing I forgot to emphasize and explain in Load-Velocity profile (from now on L-V profile or L-V trade-off) was that all reps are done at MAXIMUM INTENTto lift as fast as possible (within technical limit). In another words EFFORT of each rep, at each LOAD was MAXIMAL. In some strength circuits this…
By Mladen Jovanovic on 29/03/2013
Does Speed Work Work? My Response to Mike Tuchscherer’s Article INTRODUCTION Mike Tuchscherer’s article Why Speed Work Doesn’t Work lifted a lot of dust. I have read Bret Contreras’, JL Holdsworth’s and Chad Smith’s responses and I have wrote some of mine ‘comment’ on Jim Wendler’s Facebook Wall. Today Mike contacted me and invited me to expand further and continue the discussion on his forum since he...
By Mladen Jovanovic on 27/03/2013
Just had a great talk with Travis Fisher regarding velocity-based strength training (he is only one I know using it and trying to figure out a solid system) and we touched a little bit on using velocity/power readings during Olympic lifts.
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.
By Mladen Jovanovic on 12/03/2013
To the best of our knowledge, this is the first study to analyze the acute response to manipulating the number of repetitions actually performed in each training set with regard to the maximum number of repetitions that can be completed.
By Mladen Jovanovic on 11/02/2013
Using PowerTool/GymAware: Short Video and Explanation We have been using GymAware for the past few years, but recently we acquired the Pro version of the software that allows automatic data collection, data-basing, analysis, reports and what else on the cloud. This makes life much easier and also allows for tracking much more than a single parameter. What we have been using it...
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...
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...
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%…