Archive for 2014

  • FREE E-book: “Triphasic Training: A High School Strength and Conditioning Manual”

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 21/12/2014

    Free triphasic training pdf book: A High School Strength and Conditioning Manual Cal Dietz and Matt Van Dyke released a Triphasic Training pdf book “A High School Strength and Conditioning Manual”. This is a move that needs to be congratulated and appreciated. If you are familiar with their approach (Triphasic Training philosophy), and even if you are not, you will find...

  • Great Videos by Fusion Sport on Smartabase and Monitoring

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 15/12/2014

    Fusion sport has posted great videos on training monitoring on their YouTube channel. Some of the videos are from ASCA conference and some are from the latest international SMARTABASE user conference. I highly suggest you spend some time and check these videos out.

  • Tactical Periodization: Interview With Two of My Colleagues

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 12/12/2014

    Tactical periodization is currently the hot topic of the most team sports periodization (planning) talks and discussions. I think it has a lot to offer as the anti-dote to the traditional motor-abilities and physiology-based approach(es) who were dominating (and still are) the team sport coaches educations and practices.

  • Training Load Monitoring – Seeing the Big Picture

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 06/12/2014

    I already mentioned it in the introduction, but basically we have three components: training load and reaction to that load, where current state and context moderates the interaction between the two.

  • The single most important thing to improve your “gainz” in the gym

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 18/11/2014

    Apparently people love clicking on posts entitled like this one: “The best exercises you are not doing”, “Five ways to beach body”, “Six new diets to make you lean” and so forth. I just hate those dumb articles – but let’s be honest here, I tend to open/click them anyway. These marketing strategies (teasing) seems to work, even if...

  • Individualization – Are We Doing It Wrong?

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 13/11/2014

    This is the screen cast video from Evolution of Athlete Conference where I couldn’t participate live due recent relocation to Qatar. I’ve discussed some of theoretical issues behind concept of individualization and provided simple theoretical framework.

    We still have a lot to go in practice, but at least this model can give us some directions. I have also discussed…

  • Making Sense Out of the Session GPS Data

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 06/11/2014

    We collect more and more data and it is becoming increasingly difficult to make meaning out of it. What I would like to do is to present one simple way to make the meaning out of session GPS data using LOF and Clustering. Most GPS units produce multiple features p compared to number of observations n, so we are…

  • Interview With Rob Gathercole on Alternative CMJ Analysis and NMF

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 01/11/2014

    I have recently read two great papers on using alternative metrics when analyzing countermovement jump (CMJ) with the goal of evaluating both acute (neuromuscular fatigue, or NMF) and chronic training effects written by Rob Gathercole et al.

    I was amazed by how much new food for thought have been inside and how great was the novel combination of inferential statistics…

  • New start at the Aspire Academy

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 28/10/2014

    I have recently joined the Football Performance and Science department at Aspire Academy in Doha, Qatar, as a football physiologist. My closest colleagues and supervisors are Kenny McMillan, Warren Gregson and  Hani Al-Haddad. Martin Buchheit used to work here, but he recently moved to PSG, Paris. The roles I will be taking is supporting 1999 and 2000 generation of...

  • Banister Impulse~Response model in R [part 3]

    By 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.

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