By Mladen Jovanovic on 12/09/2012
Weird title, right? Well, maybe. Without sounding New Age, and without making you guys think I am finally losing it, I think they are connected in a certain way. When it comes to this topic, people were mostly relying to the case studies and the word of mouth, but lately science is catching up – and it seems that...
By Mladen Jovanovic on 04/09/2012
I have received quite a few emails on my last blog post. Most of the authors asked me how to create the dashboard that conveys clear and simple message to the viewers. Honestly, I am new in this area myself but I can point you to the following two papers by Stephen Few I found a must read: Graph design...
By Mladen Jovanovic on 02/09/2012
Player Monitoring – Team Dashboard I have been working lately on summarizing the data we collected and creating one dashboard in Excel (I am going to start using R, because I think I will be able to do more powerful data analysis and visualization and it is free). I use this sheet to store, analyze and visualize the data...
By Mladen Jovanovic on 20/08/2012
‘Non-Periodized Programs’ – Are They Really Non-Periodized? Recent blog post regarding the Percent-reps chart and the talk with the Donnell Boucher and Brijesh Patel on the topic of „relative intensity“ got me thinking about the post I did in June, 2011 – Random Thoughts from the Training Camp. It is funny how things go round-n’-round: I have been looking...
By Mladen Jovanovic on 18/08/2012
Percent-Repetition Chart I was looking to create a neat percent-repetitions table for the quick reference when I compare various percent-based and auto-regulatory programs out there. This could help with judging and evaluating the ‘buffer’ of each set or proximity to failure, hard-medium-easy days, weekly progression and differences in intensity, intensiveness, volume and frequency program designs. I combined data from...
By Mladen Jovanovic on 14/08/2012
Just a quick heads up for the presentation slides by Mike Young who is a strength and conditioning coach for Vancouver WHITECAPS FC and the owner of the EliteTrack website. His Fit for Futbol blog is a must follow for all coaches interested in physical preparation of soccer players.
By Mladen Jovanovic on 10/08/2012
Just a quick heads up and short review of the Strength in Motion seminar by Joel Jamieson, Patrick Ward and Charlie Weingroff. I guess the title is not adequate, since this seminar deals very little with strength or strength training, but rather it covers advanced concepts of training individualization, monitoring, rehab and prehab strategies, HRV, work capacity, etc. I...
By Mladen Jovanovic on 08/08/2012
I decided to give my blog a new look, since the old one looked like a ‘spiritual’ site rather than sport (science) blog. You may notice that I change the templates over time until I find one that fits in terms of colors and readability. If you have any input on this please let me know. Besides this I...
By Mladen Jovanovic on 01/08/2012
An Athlete Guide to Chronic Knee Pain I have contacted Anthony Mychal asking for an advice regarding my crepitus in my right knee, since I know he struggled with the similar knee issues and actually wrote a book on the chronic knee pain. Although I don’t have any pain (but I have crepitus) I was interested to hear his...
By Mladen Jovanovic on 30/07/2012
On Sunday we had a game against Halmstad (which we unfortunately lost) and head coach, second physio and me took the opportunity to visit ELEIKO company, the world leader in the olympic weighlifting equipment. Erik Blomberg, the new CEO of the company was kind enough to give us guided tour through the assembly line and training center along with...