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  • Running-Based Conditioning for Team Sports – Part 2

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 19/09/2012

    I have touched upon training transfer in the discussion of work capacity. Transfer is defined as: if I improve in doing X how much will I improve in doing Y? Or in plain English: if I improve my squat strength, how much my 10m run will improve? These two qualities could be skills or motor abilities. We tend to…

  • Running-Based Conditioning for Team Sports – Part 1

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 17/09/2012

    There is a recent trend in team sports to completely ditch the running-based conditioning for the sake of performing only small-sided games (SSGs). There have been an over-use of running-based conditioning (i.e. running suicides for 20+min or doing long slow run for 60min) in the recent history and now the pendulum have swung into opposite direction – ditching them…

  • How to Make a Readiness Monitoring Using a Simple Wellness Questionnaire [Part 1]

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 16/09/2012

    In the following series of screen cast I will show you how to utilize simple wellness questionnaire to monitor players readiness. The series will be done in three parts. Part one will deal with the design of collecting sheet. Part two will deal with numerical analysis using Excel and part three will deal with creating a simple visual dashboard.

  • Couple of Insights From Explosive Lower Body Training With PowerTool/GymAware

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 22/07/2012

    As I have posted in the previous blog post I am currently playing with PowerTool/GymAware and aiming to increase my power output in squat jump, VJ and bench throw, along with trying to improve strength in squat and bench press using (a form of) dynamic effort method, during which I cut my set where my power drops below 90%…

  • Repeated Sprint Ability is Overrated? [Part 4]

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 02/07/2012

    I want to finish this article so I can go to vacation with ‘clear head’, and spend my time eating gyros, swimming and playing beach volleyball instead of thinking about RST/RSA/RSS. I am afraid that this article got away from sole RST/RSA/RSS discussion. The things I warned against, besides trying to answer whether RST/RSA is overrated, are the following

  • Repeated Sprint Ability is Overrated? [Part 3]

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 26/06/2012

    The study by Carling et al. “is the first to investigate in detail the characteristics of repeated high-intensity movement activity patterns in professional soccer match-play and demands specific to positional role” (p. 332).I am posting the abstract here, while I am pretty sure the full paper can be downloaded

  • Repeated Sprint Ability is Overrated? [Part 2]

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 23/06/2012

    Now when I cleared (or made you more confused about) some things regarding time-motion analysis and total/mean scores (without ranges, frequencies and zones), let’s deal with those most strenuous parts of the game. Defining what is strenuous is also tricky. Sprints, 1500m run, marathon, long jump they are all different in duration but done at maximum ability. They…

  • Repeated Sprint Ability is Overrated? (Part 1)

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 22/06/2012

    This is going to be an article/research review (rant?) that could be seen as an addendum to my Troubles with RSA I wrote last year. I suggest you check that one first before proceeding with this one.

  • Problems of the Periodization of Training in Mixed Sports [Part 5]

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 20/05/2011

    Problems of the Periodization of Training in Mixed Sports Part 5 Previus parts: Problems of the Periodization of Training in Mixed Sports Problems of the Periodization of Training in Mixed Sports Problems of the Periodization of Training in Mixed Sports Problems of the Periodization of Training in Mixed Sports Model of...

  • Problems of the Periodization of Training in Mixed Sports [Part 4]

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 19/05/2011

    Before I start with the characteristics of the competition period, I need to mention one thing first. In the research papers (see Lyle’s series Methods of Endurance and a review of Tabata study) it was shown that higher intensity endurance training (VO2max intervals) brings up the effects pretty quickly, but they also soon reach ceiling in terms of…