Posts tagged with ‘Theory’

  • Using Absolute vs. Relative Velocity Zones [Random Thoughts on GPS]

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 01/09/2013

    Using Absolute vs. Relative Velocity Zones Suppose you are coaching two distance runners, one with MAS (Maximum Aerobic Speed) of 18km/h and one with MAS of 21 km/h. The former is definitely more aerobically fit and would crush the latter in most middle to long distances (taking into account that threshold is proportional to MAS)....

  • Individual Qualities vs Positional Demands

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 14/08/2013

    Individual Qualities vs Positional Demands One frequent question I get from coaches and try to resolve myself is whether the conditioning should be based on individual characteristics (MAS, YOYO, VMAX, etc) OR based on position demands? Regarding the position demands: how do we quantify them and what is the worthwhile difference (SWC) between positions that warrants different training prescription?...

  • Analyzing Time-Series of Individual Data – Part2: Using Harmful/Trivial/Beneficial Chances

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 10/08/2013

    Just a quick update – after a comment by John Fitzpatrick (@JFitz138) on the use of Will Hopkins’s approach of calculating chances I decided to give it a shot. For a Typical Error (used together with SWC to calculate chances) I used SD of the Rolling Average.

  • Analyzing Time-Series of Individual Data

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 09/08/2013

    If you haven’t been living in a cave for the last couple of years, you definitely noticed an increase in data collection, data mining and visualization. HRV tracking, jump output tracking, estimating 1RMs from velocity-load data, game statistics, performance analysis, various testing statistics, body weight, Run Keeper, Run Tracker, and all that quantified-self movement.

  • Periodization confusion – Slides from WindSprint 2013

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 27/07/2013

      I had a pleasure to be one of the lectures at WindSprint 2013 held in Sundsvall, Sweden. I have finally met French sprint coach Pierre Jean Vazel who I know for years from Charlie Francis forum. Among other presenters were Aki Salo (great presentation on relays), Takanori Suyibiashi (Japanese sprint methods), Roland Lööv (his presentation was on Swedish,...

  • MMA Training Classification Using Bondarchuk System

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 21/06/2013

    I decided to publish the following tables that I have created to guide my planning/programming for one  friend of mine and MMA athlete that asked for my advice last year.I have utilized Bondarchuk approach in classifying the drills for each training component (and goal) as I did in my Physical Preparation for Soccer manual and Periodization Confusion article.

  • Self-Experiment in Frequent Training

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 29/05/2013

    I decided to try out frequent training (upper/lower 6x/week) with using higher volume (lots of sets) of low reps with submax intensity and effort to explode on every rep as fast as possible. Here is the Excel file with all the data and program outline. If someone wants to perform certain analysis be my guest – you can...

  • Does Speed Work Work? My Response to Mike Tuchscherer’s Article [Part 2]

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 31/03/2013

    INTENSITY, LOAD, EFFORT, EXERTION… One thing I forgot to emphasize and explain in Load-Velocity profile (from now on L-V profile or L-V trade-off) was that all reps are done at MAXIMUM INTENTto lift as fast as possible (within technical limit). In another words EFFORT of each rep, at each LOAD was MAXIMAL.  In some strength circuits this…

  • Does Speed Work Work? My Response to Mike Tuchscherer’s Article [Part 1]

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 29/03/2013

    Does Speed Work Work? My Response to Mike Tuchscherer’s Article – Part 1 INTRODUCTION Mike Tuchscherer’s article Why Speed Work Doesn’t Work lifted a lot of dust. I have read Bret Contreras’, JL Holdsworth’s and Chad Smith’s responses and I have wrote some of mine ‘comment’ on Jim Wendler’s Facebook Wall. Today Mike contacted me and invited me to expand further and continue the discussion on his forum since...

  • Is Power/Speed Reading in Clean and Snatch Counterproductive?

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 27/03/2013

    Just had a great talk with Travis Fisher regarding velocity-based strength training (he is only one I know using it and trying to figure out a solid system) and we touched a little bit on using velocity/power readings during Olympic lifts.