September, 2012 - Complementary Training

Archive for September, 2012

  • Intermittent Endurance 20-10

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 24/09/2012

    I have just finished the beep test and after an ALPHA test I did on myself I decided to share it and await feedbacks. Feedbacks are crucial before I put this test to version 1.0.

  • How to Make a Readiness Monitoring Using a Simple Wellness Questionnaire [Part 3]

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 22/09/2012

    Although I promised I will show you how to visualize the data using screen cast – I won’t do it. I started taping the screen and it took me more than one hour to actually explain basics, without going into advanced techniques, like name references, dynamic graphs and dash boarding (which involves a lot of use of functions like…

  • How to Make a Readiness Monitoring Using a Simple Wellness Questionnaire [Part 2]

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 21/09/2012

    Since the wellness questionnaire is basically a nominal scale, the method of calculating difference might be simple subtraction (Difference = Current Score – Rolling Average). Other calculations that are based on ratio scales might involve percent change...

  • Running-Based Conditioning for Team Sports – Part 2

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 19/09/2012

    I have touched upon training transfer in the discussion of work capacity. Transfer is defined as: if I improve in doing X how much will I improve in doing Y? Or in plain English: if I improve my squat strength, how much my 10m run will improve? These two qualities could be skills or motor abilities. We tend to…

  • Running-Based Conditioning for Team Sports – Part 1

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 17/09/2012

    There is a recent trend in team sports to completely ditch the running-based conditioning for the sake of performing only small-sided games (SSGs). There have been an over-use of running-based conditioning (i.e. running suicides for 20+min or doing long slow run for 60min) in the recent history and now the pendulum have swung into opposite direction – ditching them…

  • How to Make a Readiness Monitoring Using a Simple Wellness Questionnaire [Part 1]

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 16/09/2012

    In the following series of screen cast I will show you how to utilize simple wellness questionnaire to monitor players readiness. The series will be done in three parts. Part one will deal with the design of collecting sheet. Part two will deal with numerical analysis using Excel and part three will deal with creating a simple visual dashboard.

  • Some thoughts on (intermittent) fasting, aging, cancer, cleansing, spirituality…

    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...

  • Dashboard design

    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...

  • Player Monitoring – Team Dashboard

    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...