19/03/2015By Mladen Jovanovic on 19/03/2015
In the recent great TED talk, David Epstein raised a question are the athletes really getting faster, better or stronger, and provided compelling evidence that they are not (or not as much we would like), but rather it is technology that propels the results forward. In this article I share some of my viewpoints.
12/03/2015By Mladen Jovanovic on 12/03/2015
In the previous video I was talking about two different methods of calculating Training Stress Balance and underlying assumptions. In this short addendum I will explain even better method of calculating TSB by combining good parts of previous two, discuss differences between calculus of TSB for “daily data” (e.g. training load) versus “occasional data” (e.g. HRV, readiness metrics) and…
07/03/2015By Mladen Jovanovic on 07/03/2015
In this blog post I will share with you the Excel workbook you can play with, and also the screen cast of me explain how to use the TSB method. I am also discussing different pro’s and con’s of two very similar ways of calculating Chronic and Acute Load and their assumptions.
25/01/2015By Mladen Jovanovic on 25/01/2015
Periodization Confusion? Full Video From Windsprint Conference As you probably know, I gave a presentation on reconciling periodization/training “confusions” at Windsprint (organized by Håkan Andersson). The slides are available for some time (LINK), but I recently got the videos so I decided to make them available for the members. Please note that this presentation is my first overall and...
15/01/2015By Mladen Jovanovic on 15/01/2015
Four Important Complementary Pairs I believe that there are four important complementary aspects in training (and performance) theory (and reality). Understanding these four aspects can yield many dividends in your training philosophy and help you understand, or better yet, reconcile what seems to be paradoxes and dichotomizations of the training and performance. Skill~Ability Physical~Cognitive Goal~Method Sharpen~Saw (or Develop~Express) I...
12/12/2014By 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.
18/11/2014By Mladen Jovanovic on 18/11/2014
Apparently people love clicking on posts entitled like this one: “The best exercises you are not doing”, “Five ways to beach body”, “Six new diets to make you lean” and so forth. I just hate those dumb articles – but let’s be honest here, I tend to open/click them anyway. These marketing strategies (teasing) seems to work, even if...
14/10/2014By Mladen Jovanovic on 14/10/2014
Banister Impulse~Response Model in R Before you start reading this post, please read EXCELLENT paper by Clark and Skiba, especially on the topic of Banister impulse-response model. I decided to write code in R, but also allow for multivariate analysis (where impulse can be multiple variables, as is the case in sports) which can speed the thing...
01/10/2014By Mladen Jovanovic on 01/10/2014
I believe that most talent ID and development programs are waste of money and maybe counterproductive in actually developing the talent. The general idea of talent ID is flawed: what we are trying to do is to identify the talented few early on and invest time and resources into them with the goal of developing sporting excellence. But utilizing this...