Must-Read Articles

  • Three Different Aspects of Training Load Monitoring

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 21/06/2018

    In 2014 I wrote Training Load Monitoring – Seeing the Big Picture where I have outlined a simple model for training load monitoring. In this video, I am expanding that model as well as modifying it to depict my current thought process regarding the topic.

  • Profiling Issues – Mind Your Target Variable

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 30/05/2018

    This is VERY IMPORTANT concept and if you are doing any type of profiling, I urge you to watch this video.

  • HIT Conditioning: Planning Strategies – Part 1

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 19/04/2018

    In the first part of Planning Strategies topic, I will focus on introduction to the Planning Strategies, Heuristics and Uncertainty and 3 types of analysis.

  • Physical Preparation for Team Sports: Establishing 1RMs (ADDENDUM)

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 30/11/2017

    Imagine we have two athletes who weight 75kg and 100kg and they both perform 5 pull-ups with extra 20kg attached using dip belt. What is their 1RM?

  • Strength Training Categorization – Part 1

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 05/11/2017

    As Jordan Peterson stated: “Categories are constructed in relationship to their functional significance”, categorization is not an exercise in futility, but rather helps us make better and faster decision (via information reduction and simplification).

  • Managing Teams With Trello

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 24/10/2017

    I am pretty certain that the first one to suggest using Trello (somewhere in 2013) was Jose Fernandez from Houston Astros. Jose is pretty much technology clairvoyant. Another person that directed me to use Paul Dijkstra et al. five-color health and performance risk grading system 1 (see the below picture) was Brian Green from USA Rugby Sevens. We keep...

  • Physical Preparation for Team Sports: Establishing 1RMs

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 16/10/2017

    Having established exercise 1RMs is of the utmost importance for programming and performing percent-based programs. Pretty much everything revolves around this performance metric.

  • Managing the High Performance Teams [Part2]

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 01/10/2017

    Unfortunately, or luckily, in High Performance Teams, there are multiple coaches that need to be consulted for the optimal schedule (and its changes). Besides, if we follow the ideas of the Agile Periodization, then we are constantly updating the plan in iterative manner, and these updates need to be the result of the Sprint meetings. This demands that the...

  • Latest on Load Monitoring [Video & FREE Templates]

    By on 28/09/2017

    Sean Williams was kind enough to provide short review of the recent load monitoring workshop, held at the World Rugby Science Network Conference, as well as to provide full slides and Excel templates. This is tremendous resource for those interested in injury prediction analytics.

  • Physical Preparation for Team Sports: Functional Groups

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 17/09/2017

    Without being able to come up with more appropriate name, functional groups relate to the current training status of the athlete (i.e. away, national team, injured, available, etc) and whether they played the previous match or are they going to play the next one. This makes planning a bit easier for the coach, although there are going to be...

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