Archive for 2019

  • Strength Training Manual: Exercises – Part 1

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 01/06/2019

    What is the point of exercise classification? To impress girls with differentiating between exercises for the long and short head of the biceps muscle? To pass the biomechanics class exam? None of this, of course. The purpose of classification is not to create a place of things, but a forum for action.

  • Sports Vacancies in June 2019

    By on 31/05/2019

    Here are the best sports jobs in the market. During the month of June I will continuously update the list. Please share and let’s get the word out!

  • Training Chats with Israel and Mladen – Episode 7: Subjective Ratings of Effort, Exertion, Discomfort and Some

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 27/05/2019

    I was in the middle of writing the final chapters for my upcoming Strength Manual, and I was explaining Dose – Response models including the subjective ratings, when Israel Halperin sent me a draft version of his upcoming opinion piece on rating of perceived effort. Perfect timing! Reading this made me rethink a few things I wanted to cover,...

  • Rethinking Performance Training & Agile Periodization – Part 4

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 17/05/2019

    Starting with this part, I am showing how this can be applied using Agile Periodization framework. In this particular episode I am expanding on Cynefin model, Risk vs Uncertainty and three starting questions of Agile Periodization.

  • Capitalist Conditioning for Rugby – Part 1: Rugby Epistemocrat

    By Ciaran O'Regan on 11/05/2019

    In its most basic sense, Rugby is a full contact collision field sport that is essentially socially approved simulated tribal warfare. It is played with 15 players on each team and over 2 halves, each approximating 40minutes depending on injuries.

  • Strength Training Manual: Agile Periodization and Philosophy of Training

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 05/05/2019

    Agile Periodization is a planning framework that relies on decision making in uncertainty, rather than ideology, physiological and biomechanical constructs, and industrial age mechanistic approach to planning.

  • Sports Vacancies in May 2019

    By on 30/04/2019

    Here are the best sports jobs in the market. During the month of May I will continuously update the list. Please share and let’s get the word out!

  • Coordination Training

    By Howard Green on 23/04/2019

    Coordination training is an often misunderstood and at times haphazardly delivered element of physical preparation. As with everything in coaching, context is king. A simple search of coordination training can lead you to a whole host of elaborate and dynamic drills. A well-meaning coach sees these drills and looks to implement them in their next practice, but ...

  • New Membership Benefit

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 13/04/2019

    Efthymios Kyprianou and Francesco Farioli have compiled and updated Balancing Physical & Tactical Load in Soccer: A Holistic Approach series of articles and made an eBook that you as a member of the Complementary Training can download for free.

  • Optimal vs. Robust: Applications to Planning Strategies

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 04/04/2019

    Ivan Jukic and I just published preprint paper on SportRxiv that explores the behavior of common load planning strategies when facing random missing sessions (MCAR; missing completely at random) using simulation in R language. This paper represents a more academic and formal continuation of my discussion regarding planning for unpredictable clients/athletes.