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Good reads

Good reads

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!

Howard Gray ETSU

Preseason: Low volume & always avoiding fatigue?

Scientific Poster: Pilot Study – Tracking Session RPE TRIMP During an NCAA D1 Men’s Soccer Season with Special Emphasis on Practical Application

Sport Science Poster: Between the Polar Team2 Training Load and Session-RPE Training Load as Methods of Monitoring Training and Games in NCAA Division 1 Male Soccer Players

The effectiveness of the strength and conditioning coach

Monitoring training part I – can’t see the wood for the trees

Monitoring training part II – using RPEs to track intensity & volume

Monitoring training part III – calculating & analyzing load, monotony, and strain

 The other side of monitoring – keeping track of outside stressors


I am a little bit sick, so I was staying home for the last two days and I have been reading Science of Winning by Jan Olbrecht. Some interesting info, but I am really confused by his capacity/power definition.  Hell, going back to reading….



I am a physical preparation coach from Belgrade, Serbia, grew up in Pula, Croatia (which I consider my home town). I was involved in physical preparation of professional, amateur and recreational athletes of various ages in sports such as basketball, soccer, volleyball, martial arts and tennis. Read More »