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  • Playing With Statistics [Part 1]

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 17/03/2012

    Recently I have seen EXCELLENT presentation from Stuart Cormack regarding monitoring in rugby. They utilize GPS, biochemical monitoring, sRPE and Neuromuscular fatigue testing and create light system that red-flags players that need more attention and are away from their usual variability, both to their individual baseline and team baseline (they utilize standard difference score and rolling averages over 4...

  • Frame of reference

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 10/03/2012

    Take a acceleration phase in sprinting  for an example. Ground reaction force passes through body’s center of mass (or slightly outside of it causing certain torque around body’s sagital axis) and certain component of it provides the propulsion force. The bigger the propulsion force, the greater the acceleration. The body inclination can affect this, but to get into more incline position...

  • Good reads

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 29/02/2012

    I just wanted to give you a heads up for the articles written by Howard Gray at his blog. His paper/poster on sRPE/TL (Polar Team2) influenced me to create my own monitoring system. This is my way to express my gratitude to Howard. Enjoy the links! Preseason: Low volume & always avoiding fatigue? Scientific Poster: Pilot Study – Tracking...

  • Interview with Marco Cardinale

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 28/02/2012

    Interview with Marco Cardinale I would be really surprised that the name Marco Cardinale doesn’t ring a bell if you are in the strength and conditioning field. Marco recently co-edited the book “Strength and Conditioning: Biological Principles and Practical Applications” with Robert Newton and Kazunori Nosaka that got really awesome reviews and feedback from the coaches and researchers I...

  • Update

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 26/02/2012

    I know I have been neglecting my blogging lately, but trust me – I have been busy… really busy. I started working for Hammarby Fotball Club in Stockholm, Sweden from January, 2012. And yes, it is damn cold and my fingers were frozen so I couldn’t type anything on the blog. Luckily it is getting warmer and I am...

  • Interview with yours truly…

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 28/12/2011

    Here is the latest interview I did with Mat Herold for Empowered Athletes. Thank you Mat for the opportunity to share my thoughts.

  • Dan Baker’s Recent Trends in High-Intensity Aerobic Training

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 27/12/2011

    I just wanted to give you heads up for this GREAT article by Dan Baker. Dan sent me the draft copy of this article couple of months ago and it was very influential on me and arrived just at the right time when I was writing Problems of the periodization of training in mixed sports.

  • Interview with Ian Jeffreys

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 22/12/2011

    Interview with Ian Jeffreys When it comes to understanding and improving agility and change of direction (COD) Ian Jeffreys is man to go to. His articles, books and correspondence via email over last couple of years have influenced my approach for agility training in greatest degree. Speaking of articles, I have just finished reading Ian’s newly published article for...

  • [Guest Article] Benefits of Yoga for Cancer Patients

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 08/11/2011

      Benefits of Yoga for Cancer Patients Liz Davies Yoga has provided many benefits for a wide variety of physical issues. It provides relief for back and joint pain. Yoga is phenomenal for stress management and overall well-being. The success millions of people have had with Yoga prompted the medical community to take notice of the benefits. Today, many...

  • TED videos

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 01/11/2011

    I’ve been enjoying TED videos recently and I just wanted to share some of them I consider worth watching. They go pretty well with The Switch and The Happiness Hypothesis book. I’ve found these two books very interesting and one of the best non-training (at least on the first glance) books I have read in a while. The positive...