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  • Return to Play in Elite Sport Following ACL Injury of the Knee

    By on 13/08/2019

    In this summary article by Tim McGrath find out the current best-practices in designing the return-to-sport program following ACL injury. Tim expands on each phase, benchmark tests as well on decision making regarding when the athlete is ready for the next phase or to play.

  • Strength Training Manual: Prescription – Part 3

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 02/08/2019

    How do we aggregate the training dose? What are the pros and cons of different dose metrics? How do we predict 1RM from training data? What is “exertion load” metric, and why is it useful? How should the ballistic Load-Exertion table be adjusted? Find answers to these questions, and much more in the following article.

  • Sports Vacancies in August 2019

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 01/08/2019

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

  • Strength Training Manual: Prescription – Part 2

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 21/07/2019

    In this part I will cover total system load vs. external load, how to compare individuals, percent-based approach to prescribing training loads as well as other prescription methods.

  • Rethinking Performance Training & Agile Periodization – Part 5

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 11/07/2019

    In this final video I am covering applications to planning, or Agile Periodization concept, utilizing Nassim Taleb “Barbell Strategy”, heuristic approach by Gerd Gigerenzer, MVP ideas (Minimum-Viable-Performance and Minimum-Viable-Program), iterative planning and randomization.

  • Sports Vacancies in July 2019

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 01/07/2019

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

  • Strength Training Manual: Prescription – Part 1

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 30/06/2019

    Before diving deep into the planning section, it is important to understand the basis of the percent-based approach to strength training, particularly what these percentages are based upon, how to test 1RM and prescribe a training while using it as a reference point, how to compare individuals and other topics.

  • Shoulder Mobility

    By on 20/06/2019

    This blog post will address the topic of shoulder mobility both in athletes as well as the general population, whereby shoulder mobility will be addressed in light of its close association with breathing mechanics and thoracic mobility.

  • Strength Training Manual: Exercises – Part 2

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 11/06/2019

    In this part, I will continue the discussion on exercise classification and introduce the slot concept, functional units, and very useful conversion tables and matrix. Conversion matrix is very useful heuristic tool to figure out approximate 1RM of the assistance exercises.

  • 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.