Must-Read Articles

  • Simple Sensitivity Analysis with R

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 13/09/2018

    A sensitivity analysis is a technique used to determine how different values of an independent variable impact a particular dependent variable under a given set of assumptions. This technique is used within specific boundaries that depend on one or more input variables, such as the effect that changes in interest rates have on bond prices.

  • Interview with Darcy Norman

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 08/09/2018

    Darcy just got back from World Cup with Die Mannschaft – German National A Team (Men) and he was more than kind enough to answer my nagging questions. I want to take this opportunity and thank Darcy Norman for everything he has done for me and the community and I wish him all the best in the future endeavors.

  • Data Preparation for Injury Prediction

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 23/08/2018

    I have recently wrote a technical note (actually a video) for Sport Performance and Science Reports journal regarding Data Preparation for Injury Prediction. Both data and R core are available on GitHub repository.

  • Do We Need to Perform a Cool-Down After Exercise?

    By on 05/08/2018

    Many recreational and professional athletes frequently perform 5-15 minutes of low to moderate intensity exercises or movements after their training or competition in an attempt to improve recovery and hereby enhance subsequent performance and reduce injuries. This recovery method is widely known as a cool-down.

  • 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...

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