By Mladen Jovanovic on 26/12/2017
It should be clear by now that for planning of the strength training cycle, we are using 1RMs as something that helps us with prescription, and not something to argue about until cows come home.
By Mladen Jovanovic on 12/11/2017
As is the case with the objectives, there are multiple ways to categorize strength exercises. For example, using “specificity” (similarity to the competition movement) as a criteria, we pretty much have (1) general and (2) specific exercises. Please note the “fuzzy” borders between them, which makes them more of a continuum, rather than discrete groups.
By Mladen Jovanovic on 05/11/2017
As Jordan Peterson stated: “Categories are constructed in relationship to their functional significance”, categorization is not an exercise in futility, but rather helps us make better and faster decision (via information reduction and simplification).
By Mladen Jovanovic on 11/10/2017
I also love to call this problem “Terminator Problem”, since it is more understandable to coaches, since most of them have seen Terminator movies. The issue is, once we are able to “predict” the future (for example estimating injury likelihood in the next 7 days), can we actually change it?
By Sean Williams on 28/09/2017
Sean Williams was kind enough to provide short review of the recent load monitoring workshop, held at the World Rugby Science Network Conference, as well as to provide full slides and Excel templates. This is tremendous resource for those interested in injury prediction analytics.
By Mladen Jovanovic on 17/09/2017
Without being able to come up with more appropriate name, functional groups relate to the current training status of the athlete (i.e. away, national team, injured, available, etc) and whether they played the previous match or are they going to play the next one. This makes planning a bit easier for the coach, although there are going to be...
By Mladen Jovanovic on 26/08/2017
In this video I am discussing few ideas regarding velocity based training (VBT): 1) Potential research in velocity based training (VBT) domain (which will most likely become my PhD thesis) regarding the exhaustion-velocity relationship; 2) The flaws of using % Drop in velocity when stopping a given set, as a way (or metric) that ensures the quality of the...
By Mladen Jovanovic on 26/07/2017
In this video I am deploying the model to make the decision between 5 variations of weekly plan. The goal is to minimize the morning soreness on the day of the game.
By Mladen Jovanovic on 25/07/2017
Screening athletes for movement faults has been all the rage recently. Predictive of injury or not, it is very helpful in clustering your athletes into groups of similar needs, and making individualization of training less hard.
By Mladen Jovanovic on 23/07/2017
I wanted to expand Framework for Analyzing & Planning Strength Training video with extra discussion on differences between progression and adaptation, which I also consider to be complementary pair, that are inter-related.