Blog - Complementary Training


  • Published Paper on Bias in Sprint Modeling

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 02/02/2023

    I am happy to announce that my pre-print paper “Bias in estimated short sprint profiles using timing gates due to the flying start” has been published in Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering. This publication is my last requirement for publishing and defending my Ph.D. thesis. Hopefully, finishing everything during the first half of this year.

  • Managing Athletes Using Trello – Part 1

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 26/01/2023

    The first part builds on top of the material covered in the Managing the Team Using a Simple Visual Board article. Here I will cover Medical or Health Status, Training Status, concepts of Functional Groups, and Mini-blocks.

  • ExLib is Here and It’s FREE for Our Members!

    By on 18/01/2023

    We bring you a brand new Complementary Training benefit thanks to our member Domen Bremec, who was more than kind to share it with the rest of the community. ExLib is the ultimate tool to help you easily build programs with videos while keeping the benefits and freedom of MS Excel.

  • Managing the Team Using a Simple Visual Board

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 09/01/2023

    The recent developments and increased affordability of technology in sports created a certain belief that teams must collect and analyze a tremendous amount of data to monitor and manage their athletes. This involves, but is not limited to, GPS and positional data, morning wellness and heart-rate variability (HRV), blood analysis, jump analysis, movement screens, sleep patterns, and game analyses.

  • Optimal Force-Velocity Profile for Sprinting: Is It All Bollocks? – Part 6

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 01/01/2023

    In this sixth and final installment of this article series, I will explore whether the “causal” interpretation of the Force-Velocity Profiling "holds water” using N=1 testing.

  • A Deep Dive Into Athlete Monitoring: Background, Context and Practical Applications

    By on 23/12/2022

    Within current professional sport, the monitoring of athletes has become a cornerstone of the daily training schedule. The monitoring systems implemented by the sports science & medicine departments within clubs are dependent on its ability to reliability and accurately quantify the training dose and the individual response to the training dose of each player.

  • Optimal Force-Velocity Profile for Sprinting: Is It All Bollocks? – Part 5

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 16/12/2022

    In this article I will do a simple simulation to acquire insights about the practical usefulness of the AVP and FVP optimization models.

  • Optimal Force-Velocity Profile for Sprinting: Is It All Bollocks? – Part 4

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 07/12/2022

    In the previous installment, I have demonstrated how to perform sensitivity/optimization analysis of the Acceleration-Velocity Profile (AVP) using (1) probing method and (2) slope method. In this installment I will explain how to do it using the Force-Velocity Profile (FVP).

  • Altitude Training

    By on 30/11/2022

    Since the 1968 Mexico City Olympics held at 2300m, altitude training has become an integral part of an elite athlete's arsenal aiming to achieve peak performance. Although the validity of altitude training for elite athletes has continued to be debated, the proposed adaptations cannot be underestimated.

  • Optimal Force-Velocity Profile for Sprinting: Is it all bollocks? – Part 3

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 21/11/2022

    In the next two parts of this article series, I will explain how the optimization of the Force-Velocity Profile (FVP) works. Before jumping into FVP optimization, I will first explain the same reasoning using the Acceleration-Velocity Profile (AVP) since it is easier to comprehend.