Archive for April, 2016

  • Testing and Training Agility in Sports [Part 2]

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 30/04/2016

    With a clear understanding of what agility is, i.e. which motor characteristics are necessary for agility to be manifested, it is possible to proceed with examination of motor characteristics that can potentially be trained in order to improve agility. In almost every scientific research in which author tried to assess the relationship between agility and different motor characteristics, as...

  • [Playbook] Converting Just Jump to Smart Jump

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 23/04/2016

    Coaches and athletes sometime change measurement/testing equipment. The problem is that the estimates from different equipment might differ (and they usually do). There are couple of soutions to this problem...

  • Testing and Training Agility in Sports [Part 1]

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 21/04/2016

    Most sports played on the field, such as soccer, handball, basketball, volleyball, rugby, tennis etc, demand extremely fast movements of the whole body, which are in most cases performed in response to a movement of the ball a rival or a teammate. This crucial component of an athlete’s performance is usually referred to as agility.

  • ASCA Conference in November 2016

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 12/04/2016

    I will be presenting at Australian Strength and Conditioning Association (ASCA) Conference later this year in Melbourne on the topic of Agile implementations in performance environments.

  • Grand Unified Theory of Sport Performance

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 09/04/2016

    Grand Unified Theory of Sport Performance I have already spoke about Grand Unified Theory (GUT) in Random Thoughts on the New Frans Bosch Book and More blog post, but wanted to give this topic a bit more thought in this video.

  • The 63 Best Landmine Exercises

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 06/04/2016

    Great collection of Landmine exercises. I have no clue why they called it “Barbell Exercises for your Abs” though. I hope to see downloadable videos from MH soon.

  • Agile Periodization: Concepts and Ideas

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 01/04/2016

    Continuing on the topic of Agile Planning, I made a more “practical” video about concrete applications in performance environment. In this video I’ve utilized Dave Snowden awesome Cynefin Framework in distinguishing Simple, Complicated, Complex and Chaotical systems and problems and how they might demand different approaches.

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