Managing the Team Using a Simple Visual BoardBy 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.0
Optimal Force-Velocity Profile for Sprinting: Is It All Bollocks? – Part 6By 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 ApplicationsBy Lorcán Mason 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 5By 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 4By 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 TrainingBy Lorcán Mason 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 3By 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.
Cold Water Immersion as a Recovery Strategy in High-Performance AthletesBy Lorcán Mason on 15/11/2022
In this video presentation, I dive into the research of CWI as a recovery method in high-performance athletes, firstly establishing its perceived need due to demanding training programs while also establishing the physiological basis of how cold therapies affect recovery processes.
HRV4Training Pro ReviewBy Marco Altini on 03/11/2022
We are more than happy to announce the collaboration with the HRV4Training Pro. Currently, more than 150 000 people across the globe are using HRV4Training to measure physiological stress and better understand how their body responds to daily stressors, from training to lifestyle.
Optimal Force-Velocity Profile for Sprinting: Is It All Bollocks? – Part 2By Mladen Jovanovic on 27/10/2022
In the previous part, I introduced two models to map out the velocity-time relationship in short sprints, while in this article, I will focus on the characteristics of the mono-exponential model.