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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Program Design: An Agile Approach

    By on 08/02/2019

    Agile Methodology is a way of thinking that promotes the idea that products are best designed with repetitive development, planning and testing based on customer feedback. While software developers initially embraced Agile, the methods and process of Agile can be applied to the programming for beginning through advanced clients and athletes.

  • Planning Strength Training for Clients With Fuckarounditis – Part 2

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 30/01/2019

    In this second video of the series I am discussing strategies for dealing with internal fuckarounditis by modifying three phases of strength training: 1establishing 1RM; 2) planning the strength phase; 3) rinse and repeat.

  • Statistical 101: Gender Salary Gap

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 24/01/2019

    With this short article I wanted to showcase how easy is to jump to conclusions with simplistic statistical analysis using fake salary data. It is important to recognize that statistical analysis involve a lot of subjective decisions and cannot be claimed to be purely objective, but it is still way better than ignorance or ideology.

  • Knowledge Is the Best Gift You Can Receive

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 22/12/2018

    To all of you who want to improve your career, or gain new skills in the New Year of 2019, we are providing you an access to the entire educational content on our website. The fastest 100 new members who join us during the holiday season, will be able to subscribe at an exclusive price of ONLY $1 for the...