Archive for January, 2015

  • On Reading… and Fear

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 30/01/2015

    On Reading… and Fear Here is a thought to consider: we buy and read books not in a hope we will learn something new, but in fear we will not learn something new and useful otherwise. We check what others are reading, and we might buy and read in fear we will be missing something others won’t. Please note...

  • Periodization Confusion? Full Video From Windsprint Conference

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 25/01/2015

    Periodization Confusion? Full Video From Windsprint Conference As you probably know, I gave a presentation on reconciling periodization/training “confusions” at Windsprint (organized by Håkan Andersson). The slides are available for some time (LINK), but I recently got the videos so I decided to make them available for the members. Please note that this presentation is my first overall and...

  • Effect of Typical Variation of a Test on Confidence Interval

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 20/01/2015

    Confidence intervals gives us the range of a given statistic when generalizing from a sample to a population. The simplest example could be mean of a sample (e.g. average height) – what we are interested in are the generalizations (or inferences) from this sample to a population (e.g. average height in population). Due the sampling error we are not…

  • Four Important Complementary Pairs

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 15/01/2015

    Four Important Complementary Pairs I believe that there are four important complementary aspects in training (and performance) theory (and reality). Understanding these four aspects can yield many dividends in your training philosophy and help you understand, or better yet, reconcile what seems to be paradoxes and dichotomizations of the training and performance. Skill~Ability Physical~Cognitive Goal~Method Sharpen~Saw (or Develop~Express) I...

  • Best of Complementary Training in 2014

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 01/01/2015

    Best of Complementary Training in 2014 2014… This has been the greatest year for me so far – I’ve got married to the best girl in the world and we got our first child. What could one possible ask for more? Sometimes we forget to appreciate the things we already have while seeking things we don’t (and we don’t...

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