• Velocity-Based Training: Signal vs. Noise

By Mladen Jovanovic on 29/04/2015

This is a R workbook using my older bench press data, in which I want to discuss Signal vs. Noise of Velocity-Based Training (VBT) measurements. This could be used for future reliability studies. The goal is to compare within-individual variations of velocity over load-velocity relationship (noise) with smallest practical velocity difference (in my opinion difference in velocities across nRM,…

• Training Stress Balance Workbook Con’t

By Mladen Jovanovic on 12/03/2015

In the previous video I was talking about two different methods of calculating Training Stress Balance and underlying assumptions. In this short addendum I will explain even better method of calculating TSB by combining good parts of previous two, discuss differences between calculus of TSB for “daily data” (e.g. training load) versus “occasional data” (e.g. HRV, readiness metrics) and…

• Training Stress Balance: Two Methods of Calculation and Assumptions

By Mladen Jovanovic on 07/03/2015

In this blog post I will share with you the Excel workbook you can play with, and also the screen cast of me explain how to use the TSB method. I am also discussing different pro’s and con’s of two very similar ways of calculating Chronic and Acute Load and their assumptions.

• How to Easily Make Sense of Your Training Load Data Using TSB

By Mladen Jovanovic on 02/03/2015

Training Stress Balance (TSB) is a concept I first heard of in Training and Racing with Power Meter by Allen and Coggan in 2010 and I immediately found it very interesting and tried to implementing couple of times. Learn how to implement it in this article.

• GPS Training in Team Sports – Implications for Coaching

By Mladen Jovanovic on 13/02/2015

GPS Training in Team Sports Implications for Coaching On Friday, 27th March I will be giving a webinar on GPS use in team sports at Brendan Chaplin’s “Meeting of the Minds” 2015 Conference. I have written a bit on making sense on GPS data, but in this webinar I plan expanding further and covering things such as: Drills classification...

• Reconciling Sheiko and Westside

By Mladen Jovanovic on 05/02/2015

Sheiko and Westside are probably the two most know powerlifting training systems that brought numerous champs in the sport. Yet, they tend to differ a lot. The question is who is right?

• Periodization Confusion? Full Video From Windsprint Conference

By Mladen Jovanovic on 25/01/2015

Periodization Confusion? Full Video From Windsprint Conference As you probably know, I gave a presentation on reconciling periodization/training “confusions” at Windsprint (organized by Håkan Andersson). The slides are available for some time (LINK), but I recently got the videos so I decided to make them available for the members. Please note that this presentation is my first overall and...

• Four Important Complementary Pairs

By Mladen Jovanovic on 15/01/2015

Four Important Complementary Pairs I believe that there are four important complementary aspects in training (and performance) theory (and reality). Understanding these four aspects can yield many dividends in your training philosophy and help you understand, or better yet, reconcile what seems to be paradoxes and dichotomizations of the training and performance. Skill~Ability Physical~Cognitive Goal~Method Sharpen~Saw (or Develop~Express) I...

• Tactical Periodization: Interview With Two of My Colleagues

By Mladen Jovanovic on 12/12/2014

Tactical periodization is currently the hot topic of the most team sports periodization (planning) talks and discussions. I think it has a lot to offer as the anti-dote to the traditional motor-abilities and physiology-based approach(es) who were dominating (and still are) the team sport coaches educations and practices.

• Training Load Monitoring – Seeing the Big Picture

By Mladen Jovanovic on 06/12/2014

I already mentioned it in the introduction, but basically we have three components: training load and reaction to that load, where current state and context moderates the interaction between the two.