By Mladen Jovanovic on 02/09/2017
External coaches and services represent big elephant in the room when it comes to professional team sports. They affect team chemistry, injury risk, monitoring strategies and everything else. Hoever, sometimes they can be very positive and helpful thing.
By Mladen Jovanovic on 05/08/2017
What does this mean? It means that the score (maximum aerobic speed) reached in the COD corrected beep test can now be used in both long distance and shuttle based conditioning. The shuttle run beep tests so far didn’t implement corrections for CODs, and have used exact beeps from straight line version of the test , which resulted in...
By Mladen Jovanovic on 26/07/2017
In this video I am deploying the model to make the decision between 5 variations of weekly plan. The goal is to minimize the morning soreness on the day of the game.
By Mladen Jovanovic on 25/07/2017
Screening athletes for movement faults has been all the rage recently. Predictive of injury or not, it is very helpful in clustering your athletes into groups of similar needs, and making individualization of training less hard.
By Mladen Jovanovic on 09/07/2017
In this video I am covering the following concepts: 1) Top-Down versus Bottom-Up planning; 2) Functional Groups within the team; 3) Mini-Block and their variations; 4) Planning for micro-cycles of different length; 5) Distribution of Strength versus Weaknesses work; 6) Distribution of Individual versus Collective work; 7) ...
By Mladen Jovanovic on 05/07/2017
In this video I am presenting my “solution” to the problem and provide fake data set, as well as R code for analyzing the data. Having decent predictive model can help us run different optimization algorithms to find the “best” scheduling to minimize/maximize injury risk or performance.
By Mladen Jovanovic on 13/05/2017
To create a simple program and showcase on how to use the “puzzles” we will assume that we have 6 weeks of preparatory period and will model 4 weeks of competition period with 5 games. This is pretty realistic scenario.
By Mladen Jovanovic on 29/04/2017
What to do when? In the recent years I started looking at the warm-up not as “separate” part of the workout that has it’s own objectives, but as something that CAN and SHOULD be done at that current state of the organism that helps you reach workout and training objectives, while preparing you for the work to come.
By Mladen Jovanovic on 22/04/2017
Strengths/Weaknesses - The concept of strength and weaknesses is a bit abstract, but it can guide our decision making when planning out the micro-cycle. It is most frequently related to team tactics and game plan (strategy), but it can be applied to other training components/buckets (technical, physical, mental, etc) as well.
By Mladen Jovanovic on 08/04/2017
The dissection of the training week (microcycle) and distinction into recovery, loading and taper mini-blocks is of course artificial and represents a simple “jig” to be used to make decision making easier. In most cases we will use this simple model, but in some we need to realize it is only a model or a “jig” and we need...