Archive for 2013

  • Some Great Findings and Ideas From Velocity-Based Strength Training

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 07/08/2013

    Some great findings and ideas from velocity-based strength training – I have been thinking more and more about velocity-based lifting recently as a method of prescribing load and volume for an individual. I have wrote couple of blog posts and article on this topic that you might want to read first:

  • Measuring External Workload in Boxing Using Accelerometers

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 02/08/2013

    Measuring External Workload in Boxing Using Accelerometers Few years ago we had a pleasure of using MiniMax GPS devices (two of them) which we got for three months testing by courtesy of Catapult. I was amazed by the simplicity of it’s use and great software that comes with it – Sprint. I have been playing with normal features and...

  • Random Thoughts on Coaching Software

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 31/07/2013

    Random Thoughts on Coaching Software I have wrote on this topic couple of months ago (HERE) and I have been spending that time in trying couple of them. Now I would love to provide some general comments and thoughts to both developers and coaches looking into those solutions. Before I even start please consider the following picture The point...

  • Periodization confusion – Slides from WindSprint 2013

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 27/07/2013

      I had a pleasure to be one of the lectures at WindSprint 2013 held in Sundsvall, Sweden. I have finally met French sprint coach Pierre Jean Vazel who I know for years from Charlie Francis forum. Among other presenters were Aki Salo (great presentation on relays), Takanori Suyibiashi (Japanese sprint methods), Roland Lööv (his presentation was on Swedish,...

  • MMA Training Classification Using Bondarchuk System

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 21/06/2013

    I decided to publish the following tables that I have created to guide my planning/programming for one  friend of mine and MMA athlete that asked for my advice last year.I have utilized Bondarchuk approach in classifying the drills for each training component (and goal) as I did in my Physical Preparation for Soccer manual and Periodization Confusion article.

  • Self-Experiment in Frequent Training

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 29/05/2013

    I decided to try out frequent training (upper/lower 6x/week) with using higher volume (lots of sets) of low reps with submax intensity and effort to explode on every rep as fast as possible. Here is the Excel file with all the data and program outline. If someone wants to perform certain analysis be my guest – you can...

  • The Man Behind AccelerWare®: Interview With Stewart Briggs

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 28/05/2013

    The Man Behind AccelerWare®: Interview With Stewart Briggs I have been looking into software solutions to help me with keeping data at one place, along with helping me in design of workouts, year plans, testing results, training workloads and monitoring. Why?  Because Excel was never meant to be a database solution. A lot of coaches struggle with this  –...

  • Interview with Julen Castellano

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 26/05/2013

    Interview with Julen Castellano After reading couple of excellent recent research papers on GPS analysis of Small Sided Games (SSG) in soccer by Julen Castellano et al.  I decided to interview him. Julen was kind enough to accept the invitation and share his viewpoints and research findings. MLADEN: I am really glad I have the chance to discuss GPS data...

  • Statistics 101: Two-Sample Hypothesis Testing

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 24/05/2013

    I am slowly going through Statistical Analysis with Excel book and I am making simulation worksheets to understand the concepts. I have created the the worksheet with two populations and two pulled samples to get my mind on standard error of the difference between means which is used in Two-Sample Hypothesis Testing. I have used both Z-Test (when populations…

  • Statistics 101: Central Limit Theorem Simulation in Excel

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 21/05/2013

    Understanding Central Limit Theorem is of EXTREME importance in statistics. This concept usually sets the boundary line between people who understand statistics and people who don’t.