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Robi Simonic, Author at SuperTrening

30 July 2020

I must confess I was just recently converted into using isometric protocols first for my training sessions and later for athletes. I do know ISOs exist from a stone age but I was somehow reluctant to use them as I didn’t want to look like Charles Atlas from the early 20th century.

Must admit I used to think ISO’s don’t have a place in this modern time! How wrong was I. Ronnie Coleman would say: “Yeah baby”.

My two fellow coaches form SuperTrening, both young and aspiring MScs (I’m just young these days) of sport science preach and used them a lot. So, if those two highly educated coaches use them then there must be something valuable in using ISO’s.

8 April 2020
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There are plenty of tips out there on how to plan and progress your training sessions. Based on different variables and theories.

If I can be a bit sarcastic, then majority of them is based on what the coaches/athletes are seining it on a YouTube (Facebook and Instagram too). I named this “YouTube periodisation”. Don’t lough, this is real deal and I am sure this is most used periodisation scheme these days. All the other ways of planning are way behind this one. Who cares for block, linear, undulating, conjugate, top to bottom approach, whatever named periodisation if he/she can easily access YouTube from anywhere on the world and just watch new exercise and add it to our plan.

19 February 2020
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Density Training: How to test, perform and analyze your training 

Recently I posted about my training on social media and I got a few questions about it. So here it is in more detail.

I am known as a numbers coach and trying to be based on science. But I admit, I rose up through “bro-science” and I don’t think that is all that bad. Let me explain “bro-science”: somebody is performing one type of athletic training, let’s just say lifting in a gym, and he is doing a workout that is known just to him. At, the end of some period, he got some positive results out of it (No shit, it happens) and he claims that this is THE workout, and he is the special one among all the others.

29 March 2019
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Interval Training Calculator (ITC): What is it and how to use it?

How to differentiate between the same intervals but on different surfaces

We coaches test our athletes and on those values we’re planning their training scheme for a micro, macro, or whatever cycle. We have one plan and we’re happy with it. We’re hoping that is enough!

My opinion from the real world is that is not near enough.