Posts tagged with ‘Theory’

  • What Are Biomotor Abilities?

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 01/07/2014

    Do you know what are biomotor abilities? How did they ‘emerge’? The purpose of this video is to explain to you the ontology of biomotor abilities, the certain flaws of their use (The Root problem, buckets, periodization based on those qualities) and also provide statistical analysis in RStudio with simulated data using Factor Analysis and Hierarchical Clustering.

  • Planning the In-Season Microcycle in Soccer Part 4: Thoughts on Recovery “Mini-Block”

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 30/05/2014

    I will use this installment to share some thought on “Recovery mini-block”, which is one of four parts of microcycle: recovery, load, taper and game. I will focus on starters (see concept of functional groups in previous installments: starters, bench, reserves) and focus on one game per week, although this discussion can expand to two games per week as...

  • Strength Training Reps and Sets Schemes

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 24/05/2014

    Regardless of your training objectives (increasing strength in specific lifts, increasing strength overall, bulking up, leaning out, rehabilitation, maintenance, etc), key training parameters (intensity, volume, frequency, density) could be varied and progressed on different time scales.

    Certain variations and progressions in training parameters are more suited toward different training objectives, but there exist commonalities between them that we will focus…

  • Set and Rep Schemes in Strength Training – Part 2

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 28/02/2014

    Overview of the process - As I have alluded to in the beginning of this article, training objectives will demand certain training parameters within which we can employ various progressions and variations, termed set and reps schemes.

  • Sport-Specific or “Culture-Specific”?

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 24/01/2014

    Recently a friend of mine and a fellow physical preparation coach, who was working with futsal and was preparing Olympic level Judokas, got an offer to take care of a pro basketball team. Since I was the one recommending him to the agent, I was questioned would he be a good fit, taking into account his lack of experience…

  • Set and Rep Schemes in Strength Training – Part 1

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 13/01/2014

    The article will be published in two parts. Part one deals more with terminology and something that I call ‘intensity trinity’. I hope that this terminology will become standard in our field/industry.

  • Training Periodization, Sprinting, Tempo, Charlie Francis, Technology and Much More [Discussion]

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 08/01/2014

    This is the discussion that emerged on my Facebook wall after my post on Stephen Seiler presentation for INSEP regarding the MENAGEMENT OF THE DISTRIBUTION OF TRAINING INTENSITY: THE POLARIZED MODEL and my suggestion for similar observation and experiment to Mike Tuchscherer involving powerlifters instead of endurance runners.

  • Understanding Inferential Statistics Using Correlation Example

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 19/11/2013

    In the following R and knitr experiment/blog post I will be documenting my play with correlation and inferences. I am just reading Discovering Statistics Using R by Andy Field and I am trying to code some staff from the book, plus experiment and see how inferential statistics work.

  • Differences Between Locomotor Profile in Running and Biking,or Power vs Velocity Profiling

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 25/10/2013

    Differences Between Locomotor Profile in Running and Biking, or Power vs Velocity Profiling I am playing with Metabolic Power data estimates and I come to one interesting and confusing “finding” and I want to ask for an opinion and/or direction on this. Locomotor profile (see slides from Martin Buchheit) is basically MAS and MSS, or Maximal Aerobic Speed and...

  • Intensity-Effort Table for Strength Training

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 25/09/2013

    Continuing on my rant on three parameters of intensity in strength training I decided to update my Percent-Repetition Chart from August, 2012 that seems to be quite popular (I have seen it in couple of blogs and some recent books – I don’t mind – au contraire – I feel pride).