Posts tagged with ‘Theory’

  • Couple of Insights From Explosive Lower Body Training With PowerTool/GymAware

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 22/07/2012

    As I have posted in the previous blog post I am currently playing with PowerTool/GymAware and aiming to increase my power output in squat jump, VJ and bench throw, along with trying to improve strength in squat and bench press using (a form of) dynamic effort method, during which I cut my set where my power drops below 90%…

  • Repeated Sprint Ability is Overrated? [Part 4]

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 02/07/2012

    I want to finish this article so I can go to vacation with ‘clear head’, and spend my time eating gyros, swimming and playing beach volleyball instead of thinking about RST/RSA/RSS. I am afraid that this article got away from sole RST/RSA/RSS discussion. The things I warned against, besides trying to answer whether RST/RSA is overrated, are the following

  • Repeated Sprint Ability is Overrated? [Part 3]

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 26/06/2012

    The study by Carling et al. “is the first to investigate in detail the characteristics of repeated high-intensity movement activity patterns in professional soccer match-play and demands specific to positional role” (p. 332).I am posting the abstract here, while I am pretty sure the full paper can be downloaded

  • Repeated Sprint Ability is Overrated? [Part 2]

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 23/06/2012

    Now when I cleared (or made you more confused about) some things regarding time-motion analysis and total/mean scores (without ranges, frequencies and zones), let’s deal with those most strenuous parts of the game. Defining what is strenuous is also tricky. Sprints, 1500m run, marathon, long jump they are all different in duration but done at maximum ability. They…

  • Repeated Sprint Ability is Overrated? (Part 1)

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 22/06/2012

    This is going to be an article/research review (rant?) that could be seen as an addendum to my Troubles with RSA I wrote last year. I suggest you check that one first before proceeding with this one.

  • Effects of Different Pushing Speeds on Bench Press [Research Review]

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 21/06/2012

    The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect on muscular strength after a 3-week training with the bench-press at a fixed pushing of 80-100% maximal speed (FPS) and self-selected pushing speed (SPS).

  • Playing With Statistics [Part 5]

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 26/03/2012

    Playing With Statistics Although at the end of part 4 I mentioned I will talk about analysis of frequent tests like sRPE, HRV and other’s that are used for monitoring, I will not do that in this part. Maybe in part 6 because I am still ‘playing~struggling’with that one. What I want to talk today is data...

  • Playing With Statistics [Part 4]

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 19/03/2012

    Playing With Statistics In the last part I did analysis of the test using standard score. Now I am going to analyze re-test. Here are the test score for both test and re-test. TEST RE-TEST January 14th, 2012. February 25th, 2012. Player v30-15IFT Z-Score v30-15IFT Z-Score 1 19,5 -0,89 20 -1,44 2 19 -1,57 20 -1,44 3...

  • Playing With Statistics [Part 3]

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 19/03/2012

    Playing With Statistics After a general rant in part 1 and part 2 I am about to start actually doing some stats. Ok, the first 30-15IFT test we did was in January and here are the scores. TEST Player v30-15IFT Z-Score 1 19,5 -0,89 2 19 -1,57 3 19,5 -0,89 4 20,5 0,45 5 19,5 -0,89 6...

  • Playing With Statistics [Part 1]

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 17/03/2012

    Recently I have seen EXCELLENT presentation from Stuart Cormack regarding monitoring in rugby. They utilize GPS, biochemical monitoring, sRPE and Neuromuscular fatigue testing and create light system that red-flags players that need more attention and are away from their usual variability, both to their individual baseline and team baseline (they utilize standard difference score and rolling averages over 4...