Posts tagged with ‘Theory’

  • Is taking a false step a bad idea? ADDENDUM

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 15/11/2010

    I just wanted to add one very dramatic example of context dependence of false step that cost my country entering the finals in Basketball World Championship in Turkey 2010. Since the Championship was held in Turkey, officials were biased. Anyway, starting from 5:22 in the video below, at the very end of this game Turkish player receives a ball close to...

  • Is Taking a False Step a Bad Idea?

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 10/11/2010

    Coaches call it ‘false step‘ and preach that the first step when starting/accelerating should always be step forward. Lee Taft calls it “Plyo Step”. Although I have already covered some information on the plyo step in my final paper Training and Testing Agility in Sports I will share three supporting research papers that are supportive of plyo step.

  • The Sport Form Phenomena

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 02/11/2010

    This article was published on Power Development Inc, EliteFTS and Reactive Strength Training websites. I glanced through it and corrected some sentences as much as I could, so please bear with bad English (this was wrote in 2006 when I just stared writing in English).

  • Stability~Variability in Warm-up

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 21/10/2010

    In short, the main purpose of the warm-up is to prepare the athletes for the main part of the workout. As late Charlie Francis used to say „Do whatever you need to warm-up“, which basically means don’t follow the dogmatic hypes and limit your options by saying negative or absolute claims, like „No to static stretching“.

  • Usage of Subjective Indicators in Monitoring and Programming of Training

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 12/10/2010

    Process of preparing the athletes for competitions can be considered complex adaptive system that can be further divided to (1) training, (2) competition and (3) recovery sub-systems.

  • The Function of Muscles in the Human Body

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 11/10/2010

    In my opinion, and I may be wrong, muscles are flexible in terms of their function and can express different functions under certain context. This may be good thing and it may lead to dysfunctions and pain too. Anyway, there is a certain ‘attractor’ in their functioning based on their structure and location. What is important is to understand...

  • What the Heck Is Periodization Anyway?

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 07/10/2010

    I don’t watch TV. At least not in the amount I used to. I am not old either. Somewhat I feel that I should spend my time reading the stuff that interests me and watching more documentaries, which I do. Also, I need to reduce my Facebook time and internet dating too. But, that’s life, right?

  • Funkcija mišića u ljudskom telu

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 04/10/2010

    An older post from www.charliefrancis.com forum that I translated to Serbian in a form of a short article.  I am probably going to translate it to English, but for now I am posting it for Serbian readers. The title is “Muscle function in human body” and it is based on the ideas of Bosch and Klomp. Funkcija mišića u...

  • Ratings of Perceived Exhaustion vs Ratings of Perceived Effort

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 01/10/2010

    Ratings of Perceived Exhaustion vs Ratings of Perceived Effort I was reading these two very short articles: Br J Sports Med. 2010 Jun 27. Sense of effort and other unpleasant sensations during exercise: clarifying concepts and mechanisms. Smirmaul BD. Abstract Introduction The sense of effort is an essential component of all forms of exercise. Although...

  • Joint-By-Joint Approach and Warm-Up

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 29/09/2010

    The following ‘article’ was made during the June, 2010 while doing internship at Mike Boyle Strength and Conditioning (MBSC) in Woburn, MA. We had a homework of doing review of Joint-by-Joint and Warm-up DVDs by Mike Boyle. I shared short review of both approaches and some of mine opinions/critiques/concerns. Enjoy!