Archive for 2015

  • R Playbook: Introduction to Multilevel/Hierarchical Models

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 09/07/2015

    I wrote about mixed-level models before and I want to expand on it here. I sort-of finished Andrew Gelman’s Data Analysis Using Regression and Multilevel/Hierarchical Models and will continue to play with it. As far as I know Andrew uses the term multilevel models and avoids the terms fixed and random effect. This is a great book to have.

    My…

  • Technology (Shoping list)

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 04/07/2015

    I am contemplating about writing a book (or at least manual) in which I should try to organize my not-so-evidence-based subjective opinions, thoughts, experiences and wishful thinking that have been flying in my head for some time into something that could be concise usable form. Equipment thing should also be covered, so I won’t go very deep in this...

  • Velocity Based Strength Training Workshop

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 28/06/2015

    I knew I was preaching to the choir of experienced coaches, so I wanted to cover practical applications of the VBT as one “novel” way of prescribing and controlling training. I thought live testing would be much more appreciated than fancy graphs and theory, as it would also show the problems of “when the rubber meets the road” issues...

  • Adjusting High-Reps Percentages for Lower Body Lifts

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 23/06/2015

    A little piece of me dies every time I see someone prescribing same percentage for high reps sets (i.e. 70% x 10reps) for upper (e.g. bench press) and lower body (e.g. back squat) lifts. This is much harder to be completed for the lower body exercises, and in my opinion because we don’t take into account the bodyweight lifted.

  • Training Stress Balance: Adjusting the Training Load

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 17/06/2015

    This is a follow up on the recent posts regarding Training Stress Balance (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3). In this post I discuss a way to adjust (cumulative) chronic training load using training monotony and ratio between Acute Training Load and Chronic Training Load.

    I believe that this method should be used to provide some context for the training…

  • via Negativa

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 12/06/2015

    There has been a lot of talk regarding Nassim Taleb’s Antifragile book lately. One of the first was David Tenney, and then Steve Magness and finally Martin Bingisser. Anyway, the book is definitely a must read – I use to say that I’ve learned most about coaching and sport science from books that don’t have direct connection with coaching...

  • NEW: Strength Card Builder 3.2

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 08/06/2015

    I am very glad to announce new version of Strength Card Builder. In this version I have added Print Athletes function that allows you to print training workout cards for the bulk of your athletes with one click. This is very easy way of generating individualized printouts for your athletes.

  • Horizontal~Vertical Variations in Strength Training

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 05/06/2015

    If you are interested in Daily Undulating Periodization, strength training, variability and periodization in general, you will find this video interesting. I welcome all the comments and critiques.

  • Planning and Programming of Training in Sport Games

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 24/05/2015

    I wrote this article in May 2010 and I believe it is one of the best articles I ever wrote, at least when it comes to skill training in team sports / sport games. Hence, I believe it demands republishing.

  • Great Articles on Velocity Based Training

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 18/05/2015

    Recently there is a HUGE interest in Velocity Based Training (VBT), especially with the growth of more affordable measurement devices such as PUSH and growth of wearable devices that uses algorithms (machine learning) to estimate barbell velocities from accelerometer data.

    Check the recent VBT articles