# Archive for September, 2014

• ### Early Bird price for the 2014 EOA Conference extended until October 3!

By Mladen Jovanovic on 29/09/2014

This is your chance to  sign up for this years Evolution of the Athlete Coach Education Conference for \$275 before the price jumps up to \$500. With a line-up of speakers which include some of the world’s leading sports science and coaching professionals, EOA is a must for anyone interested in improving the performance of their athletes. EOA is...

• ### Where to start with Machine Learning and Data Mining?

By Mladen Jovanovic on 28/09/2014

I have just started reading about machine learning and predictive analytics in general, so I wanted to share my planned journey for those who wish to start the same.

• ### Importance of Context in Evaluating Wellness Questionnaires

By Mladen Jovanovic on 24/09/2014

In the previous post I’ve shared the novel idea on how to ‘aggregate’ wellness categories into positive/negative wellness score.

• ### Interesting Books on Soccer Training

By Mladen Jovanovic on 20/09/2014

I wanted to give you a quick heads up on a couple of interesting books on soccer training. I’ve got most of them and will read them all .

• ### New Way to Calculate Wellness From Questionnaires

By Mladen Jovanovic on 16/09/2014

New Way to Calculate Wellness From Questionnaires In the video below I go over the usual problems of calculating total Wellness from different categories and I present the new way to calculate total wellness score that is more sensitive.

• ### Statistics 101 – Introduction to ‘Model Thinking’

By Mladen Jovanovic on 12/09/2014

Statistics 101 – Introduction to ‘Model Thinking’ I am just reading Data Science for Business book, which is by the way great, and finishing Discovering Statistics Using R. Both of these provide interesting viewpoint on building models. In most other stats books, linear regression and correlation are explained by trying to find linear relationship between variables – using ‘model...

• ### How to Adjust Generic %1RM Table for Higher Reps With Lower Body Lifts?

By Mladen Jovanovic on 07/09/2014

It is common to believe (I guess Charles Poliquin wrote first about it, or at least I’ve read it from him first) that as one’s strength improves (e.g. from 100kg to 200kg 1RM) numbers of reps that could be performed at certain %1RM drops over time (e.g. beginner can lift 75% for 10 reps, while advanced lifter might do...

• ### Long-term Athlete Development Model – Excellent video by José Afonso

By Mladen Jovanovic on 03/09/2014

We tend to think in “buckets”, and after recently reading Antidote by Oliver Burkeman, it might be because of our inherent fear of uncertainty and chaos. Great book to read as well. Reading more books on Psychology, Philosophy, Analytics help us gain new perspectives on the same problems and help to overcome “einstellung”