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  • 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 Mladen Jovanovic 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.

  • Rethinking Performance Training & Agile Periodization – Part 3

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 01/04/2019

    Continuing the previous video on the topics of quality, constructs, rate limiters, bottlenecks, as well as how we use them to approach planning, I am expanding the discussion and dig more into phenomenology and Grand Unified Theory of training.

  • Sports Vacancies in April 2019

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 31/03/2019

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

  • Strength Training Manual: Introduction

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 23/03/2019

    I am very happy to announce that I am finishing the Strength Training Manual, that will be soon available. I decided to publish chapters here on Complementary Training as blog posts. This first part in the series is the Chapter 1: Introduction and will mostly deal with philosophical stances regarding training in general, and strength training in particular.

  • The Mileage Fallacy in Running

    By Ciaran O'Regan on 17/03/2019

    A misconception in the running world is that hitting certain weekly mileage is what allows people to run well. The reason I think this to be a misconception is that mileage does not drive performance — performance drives mileage. This misconception is what I call the Mileage Fallacy.