By Mladen Jovanovic on 04/10/2015
he advancements in the (micro) technology and analytics achieved that their accessibility and affordability to the average gym goer increased tremendously in the last couple of years. Everything started with live HR measurements, and eventually resulted in the GPS watches and activity trackers, as well as barbell/body velocity trackers such as the PUSH device.
By Mladen Jovanovic on 25/09/2015
This podcast is indeed fascinating since Mike Zourdos and myself covered plenty of strength training ground, from analyzing famous programs, difference between Daily Undulating Periodization vs Daily Undulating Planning, cycles planning, daily max vs high-frequency training, emotional and boredom issues, in-season training, VBT and so forth. It is even hard to enlist all the topics covered. It is indeed…
By Mladen Jovanovic on 25/08/2015
In this first episode of Complementary Training Podcast I pick the brain of Žarko Vučković, general surgeon working at Aspetar on the topic of groin-related pain.
We cover plenty of ground, including the different “categories” of groin-related issues (sport hernia, adductor issues, hip flexor, hip issue and so forth), screening tests and clinical examination, prevention strategies, surgery decision making, surgical…
By Mladen Jovanovic on 21/07/2015
Imagine this in a single person: experienced Muay-Thai (kickboxing) fighter, experienced coach of world class fighters and a “nerd” (i.e. researcher). Well, we have a potential contender: Israel Helpering.
Israel is someone that I can talk all day long – very experienced, open, humble and honest person. We have spent some time on Skype while I was still in Doha…
By Mladen Jovanovic on 18/05/2015
Recently there is a HUGE interest in Velocity Based Training (VBT), especially with the growth of more affordable measurement devices such as PUSH and growth of wearable devices that uses algorithms (machine learning) to estimate barbell velocities from accelerometer data.
Check the recent VBT articles
By Mladen Jovanovic on 15/04/2015
Interview with Greg Nuckols If you are not familiar with Greg Nuckols, shame on you. Greg is fascinating lifter and even better writer that manages to cut through the noise to understand what really makes a performance difference. He managed to reconcile thinking and thinkering (as Taleb would say), both theory and heuristics, both theory and practice of strength training....
By Mladen Jovanovic on 05/04/2015
Mark is my close friend and my MMA coach from Belgrade, Serbia. He is truly one of a kind – he is the best MMA coach Serbia has to offer, he is philosophically inclined and skeptic, entrepreneur and genuinely nice guy. He is interested in world history and politics, monetary system and everything else that should be of interest…
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.
By Mladen Jovanovic on 01/11/2014
I have recently read two great papers on using alternative metrics when analyzing countermovement jump (CMJ) with the goal of evaluating both acute (neuromuscular fatigue, or NMF) and chronic training effects written by Rob Gathercole et al.
I was amazed by how much new food for thought have been inside and how great was the novel combination of inferential statistics…