08/09/2015By Mladen Jovanovic on 08/09/2015
I wrote before on using Banister model to predict performance and injury from training load. In the video below I am talking about using rolling averages to predict performance, as well as explaining differences between supervised and unsupervised learning and model overfit. Members can download the Excel workbook below the video and follow the “exercises” and play with the…
15/07/2015By Mladen Jovanovic on 15/07/2015
The question is simple: “What could be used to compare athletes across time and among themselves, taking into account the full load-velocity continuum, but taking into account their strength levels and body weight?”. You can find my answer here
28/06/2015By Mladen Jovanovic on 28/06/2015
I knew I was preaching to the choir of experienced coaches, so I wanted to cover practical applications of the VBT as one “novel” way of prescribing and controlling training. I thought live testing would be much more appreciated than fancy graphs and theory, as it would also show the problems of “when the rubber meets the road” issues...
23/06/2015By Mladen Jovanovic on 23/06/2015
A little piece of me dies every time I see someone prescribing same percentage for high reps sets (i.e. 70% x 10reps) for upper (e.g. bench press) and lower body (e.g. back squat) lifts. This is much harder to be completed for the lower body exercises, and in my opinion because we don’t take into account the bodyweight lifted.
17/06/2015By Mladen Jovanovic on 17/06/2015
This is a follow up on the recent posts regarding Training Stress Balance (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3). In this post I discuss a way to adjust (cumulative) chronic training load using training monotony and ratio between Acute Training Load and Chronic Training Load.
I believe that this method should be used to provide some context for the training…
09/04/2015By Mladen Jovanovic on 09/04/2015
Latest obsession of the researches is individual variation in training responses. The motivation behind this approach (known and emphasized in theory of training as individualization principle) is the creation of personalized medicine or personalized training.
Unfortunately, sometimes we see these individual differences (in treatment reaction), although they are artefacts of within-individual typical variation/error of measurement and regression to the mean.
29/03/2015By Mladen Jovanovic on 29/03/2015
Allegory of the Cave and Performance Analysis “Plato has Socrates describe a gathering of people who have lived chained to the wall of a cave all of their lives, facing a blank wall. The people watch shadows projected on the wall by things passing in front of a fire behind them, and begin to designate names to these shadows....
24/03/2015By Mladen Jovanovic on 24/03/2015
I just started reading more about mixed-models (multilevel/hierarchical) and will use this as a playbook. Mostly because I learn the best by experimenting with the data and I suggest everyone to try to do the same. So please note that this is just a published playbook – if you find it useful, great, if you find some errors, please…