18/09/2015By Mladen Jovanovic on 18/09/2015
There is another way to look at training planning taking into account “modern” constraints imposed on athletes and coaches, along with managing uncertainty and risk that more traditional approaches suffer from. Find all about this in 40+ min screen cast.
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…
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...
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…
12/06/2015By Mladen Jovanovic on 12/06/2015
There has been a lot of talk regarding Nassim Taleb’s Antifragile book lately. One of the first was David Tenney, and then Steve Magness and finally Martin Bingisser. Anyway, the book is definitely a must read – I use to say that I’ve learned most about coaching and sport science from books that don’t have direct connection with coaching...
05/06/2015By Mladen Jovanovic on 05/06/2015
If you are interested in Daily Undulating Periodization, strength training, variability and periodization in general, you will find this video interesting. I welcome all the comments and critiques.
24/05/2015By Mladen Jovanovic on 24/05/2015
I wrote this article in May 2010 and I believe it is one of the best articles I ever wrote, at least when it comes to skill training in team sports / sport games. Hence, I believe it demands republishing.
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.