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  • 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.

  • Rethinking Performance Training & Agile Periodization – Part 2

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 11/03/2019

    In this video I am continuing the discussion on what defines qualities and rate limiters, and how different levels on analysis can produce different constructs or building blocks that are later used to build periodization models.

  • Planning Strength Training for Clients With Fuckarounditis – Part 3

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 02/03/2019

    In this third and final video of the series I am continuing a discussion on divisible and un-divisible approaches to planning and finishing the discussion on strategies for internal fuckarounditis by covering modifications of the last phase in strength training cycle - rinse and repeat phase.

  • Sports Vacancies in March 2019

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 28/02/2019

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

  • Endurance in Basketball

    By on 26/02/2019

    When it comes to endurance in team sports, basketball somehow seems to be neglected in scientific literature in comparison to soccer. There is a consensus about what the demands are and how one should prepare for soccer, but there seems to be no such thing for basketball.