By Alex V on 19/10/2017
Using velocity measurements to inform your training decisions can be confusing and challenging if you are unfamiliar with the why’s and the how’s of a VBT program. I’ll discuss that and more in the rest of this article.
By Sean Williams on 28/09/2017
Sean Williams was kind enough to provide short review of the recent load monitoring workshop, held at the World Rugby Science Network Conference, as well as to provide full slides and Excel templates. This is tremendous resource for those interested in injury prediction analytics.
By James Smith on 24/08/2017
Mladen and I first generated our correspondence sometime in 2003/2004 and I am glad to see how Mladen has developed professionally and to observe his success. I wrote this post for Mladen’s website and audience to provide an overview of my latest book “The Governing Dynamics of Coaching - A Unified Field Theory of Sport Preparation”.
By Eamonn Flanagan on 18/06/2017
The typical approach for speed assessment of team sport athletes is to test athletes over a 40 m distance with their “output” tracked at various 10 m intervals in between – giving the coach 10 m, 20 m, 30 m and/or 40 m sprint times. Often in the team sport environment we look...
‘Cool Story, Bro’ – The Fallacy of Training Systems and Conventional Wisdom on Training PrescriptionBy Paul Gamble on 25/05/2017
Let us begin with a revelation: athletes are humans not machines. If we start with such a fundamental understanding of the nature of what we are dealing with, it quickly becomes apparent that the challenge of planning and prescribing training for athletes is not conducive to a ‘machine’ approach.
By Mladen Jovanovic on 07/05/2017
This is not a scientific article, and it is not intended to be. This is a manifest, an expression of our concerns with some practices related to Sports Training. Some outrage and sarcasm might be evident throughout the text; we do not drawback from it, as we think emotions play an important role and may aid in passing the...
By Keir Wenham-Flat on 18/02/2017
The topic of the webinar is “Jumps, Plyometrics and Medicine Ball Throws and how I implement those in the training of my athletes. The outline for today: 1)Make the case for high speed training means; 2) Outline of 3 step progression; 3) Sample progressions for jumps, plyometrics and medicine ball throws; 4) Implementation in the training;
[Paper Review] Player Tracking Technology: Half-Full or Half-Empty Glass? Or maybe there is no glass at all.By Alexander Oviawe on 15/02/2017
Over Christmas, Mladen sent me Bucheit & Simpson (2017) article titled “Player Tracking Technology”, and it could not have been a better timed article, largely discussing a lot of the key points and decisions that we had made over the last few years that matched it. For that reason, I wanted to make this essentially a review of that...
By Dragan Milojević on 01/02/2017
Being that the manner of physical training, which is now more or less commonly referred to as the “movement training”, is a relatively “new kid on the block”, there are still some misconception about what it is good for or not, so it makes it a bit harder to figure out the proper role for this approach in working...
By Keir Wenham-Flat on 14/01/2017
The webinar this month will be presented by Keir Wenham-Flatt. Keir is a rugby strength and conditioning specialist who has worked with professional teams on 4 different continents. He decided to share his remarkable video presentation with us.