Archive for June, 2012

  • Repeated Sprint Ability is Overrated? [Part 3]

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 26/06/2012

    The study by Carling et al. “is the first to investigate in detail the characteristics of repeated high-intensity movement activity patterns in professional soccer match-play and demands specific to positional role” (p. 332).I am posting the abstract here, while I am pretty sure the full paper can be downloaded

  • Repeated Sprint Ability is Overrated? [Part 2]

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 23/06/2012

    Now when I cleared (or made you more confused about) some things regarding time-motion analysis and total/mean scores (without ranges, frequencies and zones), let’s deal with those most strenuous parts of the game. Defining what is strenuous is also tricky. Sprints, 1500m run, marathon, long jump they are all different in duration but done at maximum ability. They…

  • Repeated Sprint Ability is Overrated? [Part 1]

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 22/06/2012

    This is going to be an article/research review (rant?) that could be seen as an addendum to my Troubles with RSA I wrote last year. I suggest you check that one first before proceeding with this one.

  • Effects of Different Pushing Speeds on Bench Press [Research Review]

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 21/06/2012

    The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect on muscular strength after a 3-week training with the bench-press at a fixed pushing of 80-100% maximal speed (FPS) and self-selected pushing speed (SPS).

  • [Guest Article] Take care of you, to fight against cancer

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 05/06/2012

    Take care of you, to fight against cancer By David Haas The last thing anyone wants to think about with busy schedules is fitting in some type of exercise, especially those diagnosed with cancer.   Physical fitness is important for well-being and improving the quality of life.  Several studies have shown that exercise is now encouraged for cancer patients, whether...

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