29/03/2015By Mladen Jovanovic on 29/03/2015
Allegory of the Cave and Performance Analysis “Plato has Socrates describe a gathering of people who have lived chained to the wall of a cave all of their lives, facing a blank wall. The people watch shadows projected on the wall by things passing in front of a fire behind them, and begin to designate names to these shadows....
24/03/2015By Mladen Jovanovic on 24/03/2015
I just started reading more about mixed-models (multilevel/hierarchical) and will use this as a playbook. Mostly because I learn the best by experimenting with the data and I suggest everyone to try to do the same. So please note that this is just a published playbook – if you find it useful, great, if you find some errors, please…
19/03/2015By Mladen Jovanovic on 19/03/2015
In the recent great TED talk, David Epstein raised a question are the athletes really getting faster, better or stronger, and provided compelling evidence that they are not (or not as much we would like), but rather it is technology that propels the results forward. In this article I share some of my viewpoints.
14/03/2015By Mladen Jovanovic on 14/03/2015
Keith Lyons shared one game of data for one AFL game across four quarters for the #UCSIA15 course. I took some time to analyze it using R and created interactive and reproducible document (HTML) using knitr and markdown. You can download markdown file and CSV data file HERE
12/03/2015By Mladen Jovanovic on 12/03/2015
In the previous video I was talking about two different methods of calculating Training Stress Balance and underlying assumptions. In this short addendum I will explain even better method of calculating TSB by combining good parts of previous two, discuss differences between calculus of TSB for “daily data” (e.g. training load) versus “occasional data” (e.g. HRV, readiness metrics) and…
07/03/2015By Mladen Jovanovic on 07/03/2015
In this blog post I will share with you the Excel workbook you can play with, and also the screen cast of me explain how to use the TSB method. I am also discussing different pro’s and con’s of two very similar ways of calculating Chronic and Acute Load and their assumptions.
02/03/2015By Mladen Jovanovic on 02/03/2015
Training Stress Balance (TSB) is a concept I first heard of in Training and Racing with Power Meter by Allen and Coggan in 2010 and I immediately found it very interesting and tried to implementing couple of times. Learn how to implement it in this article.