19/03/2012By Mladen Jovanovic on 19/03/2012
Playing With Statistics After a general rant in part 1 and part 2 I am about to start actually doing some stats. Ok, the first 30-15IFT test we did was in January and here are the scores. TEST Player v30-15IFT Z-Score 1 19,5 -0,89 2 19 -1,57 3 19,5 -0,89 4 20,5 0,45 5 19,5 -0,89 6...
18/03/2012By Mladen Jovanovic on 18/03/2012
After a general rant in part 1 I will now try to be more pragmatic. Please note that with these posts I am not trying to impress lab coats, but rather provide an example for my fellow coaches who deal with testing and assessment. Nothing fancy, just down to earth analysis.
17/03/2012By Mladen Jovanovic on 17/03/2012
Recently I have seen EXCELLENT presentation from Stuart Cormack regarding monitoring in rugby. They utilize GPS, biochemical monitoring, sRPE and Neuromuscular fatigue testing and create light system that red-flags players that need more attention and are away from their usual variability, both to their individual baseline and team baseline (they utilize standard difference score and rolling averages over 4...
10/03/2012By Mladen Jovanovic on 10/03/2012
Take a acceleration phase in sprinting for an example. Ground reaction force passes through body’s center of mass (or slightly outside of it causing certain torque around body’s sagital axis) and certain component of it provides the propulsion force. The bigger the propulsion force, the greater the acceleration. The body inclination can affect this, but to get into more incline position...
29/02/2012By Mladen Jovanovic on 29/02/2012
I just wanted to give you a heads up for the articles written by Howard Gray at his blog. His paper/poster on sRPE/TL (Polar Team2) influenced me to create my own monitoring system. This is my way to express my gratitude to Howard. Enjoy the links! Preseason: Low volume & always avoiding fatigue? Scientific Poster: Pilot Study – Tracking...
28/02/2012By Mladen Jovanovic on 28/02/2012
Interview with Marco Cardinale I would be really surprised that the name Marco Cardinale doesn’t ring a bell if you are in the strength and conditioning field. Marco recently co-edited the book “Strength and Conditioning: Biological Principles and Practical Applications” with Robert Newton and Kazunori Nosaka that got really awesome reviews and feedback from the coaches and researchers I...
26/02/2012By Mladen Jovanovic on 26/02/2012
I know I have been neglecting my blogging lately, but trust me – I have been busy… really busy. I started working for Hammarby Fotball Club in Stockholm, Sweden from January, 2012. And yes, it is damn cold and my fingers were frozen so I couldn’t type anything on the blog. Luckily it is getting warmer and I am...
27/12/2011By Mladen Jovanovic on 27/12/2011
I just wanted to give you heads up for this GREAT article by Dan Baker. Dan sent me the draft copy of this article couple of months ago and it was very influential on me and arrived just at the right time when I was writing Problems of the periodization of training in mixed sports.
22/12/2011By Mladen Jovanovic on 22/12/2011
Interview with Ian Jeffreys When it comes to understanding and improving agility and change of direction (COD) Ian Jeffreys is man to go to. His articles, books and correspondence via email over last couple of years have influenced my approach for agility training in greatest degree. Speaking of articles, I have just finished reading Ian’s newly published article for...