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Ph.D. Goran Markovic

Ph.D. Goran Markovic

Dr. Goran Markovic (1975) is an Associate Professor of Kinesiology at the School of Kinesiology, University of Zagreb, Croatia, where he heads the Laboratory for Motor Control and Human Performance. He teaches Motor Control and Strength & Conditioning at undergraduate and graduate levels. He obtained MEd (1999), MSc (2002) and PhD (2004) degrees in Kinesiology from University of Zagreb, Croatia. He obtained post-doctoral training in Motor Control at the University of Delaware (2006-2007). He also obtained BSc in Kinesiotherapy from University of Split. His primary research interests include neuromuscular and mechanical aspects of human movement and performance, acute and chronic adaptation to exercise training and disuse, and optimizing sports performance. Within these areas, he has (co)-authored > 50 papers in leading international journals and 3 book chapters. He serves as member of the Editorial board of 3 journals, and as a reviewer for more than 20 international journals in the area of sports sciences and sports medicine. He gave lectures and talks at more than 30 international professional meetings and seminars.

Since 1999, Dr. Markovic works as a performance & rehab specialist at National and International levels. He worked with (or consulted) numerous national- and international-level athletes or teams in several sports including taekwondo, football, volleyball, basketball, and tennis. In particular, he worked with medal winners at Summer Olympic Games, European and World Championships in Taekwondo, members of the Croatian National Teams, and winners of the National Championship and National Cup in Volleyball (altogether >15 medals won at European / World / Olympic Championships). He is a co-founder and director of “Motus Melior” Sports & Rehabilitation Center - a unique institution in Croatia devoted to sports performance enhancement & injury prevention and rehabilitation.

List of scientific papers published in peer-reviewed international publications:

Trninić, S., Marković, G., Heimer, S. (2001). Effects of developmental training of basketball cadets realised in the competitive period. Collegium Antropologicum, 25(2): 591-604.

Metikoš, D., Marković, G., Prot, F., Jukić, I. (2003).  Latent structure of agility obtained by a battery of tests. Kinesiology, 35(1):14-29.
Markovic, G., Jaric, S. (2004). Movement performance and body size: the relationship for different groups of tests. European Journal of Applied Physiology, 92(1-2): 139-149.
Marković, G., Dizdar, D., Jukić, I., Cardinale, M. (2004). Reliability and validity of squat and countermovement jump tests. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 18(3): 551-555.
Nevill, A.M., Markovic, G., Vucetic, V., Holder, R. (2004). Can greater muscularity in larger individuals resolve the 3/4 power-low controversy when modelling maximum oxygen uptake? Annals of Human Biology, 31(4): 436-445.
Marković, G., Jukić, I., Milanović, D., Metikoš, D. (2005). Effects of sprint and plyometric training on morphological characteristics in physically active men. Kinesiology, 37(1): 32-39.
Jaric, S., Mirkov, D., Marković, G. (2005). Normalizing physical performance tests for body size: a proposal for standardization. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 19(2): 467-474.
Marković, G., Mišigoj-Duraković, M., Trninić, S. (2005). Fitness profile of elite Croatian taekwondo athletes. Collegium Antropologicum, 29(1): 93-99.
Marković, G., Mirkov, D., Jaric, S. (2005). Maximum exercise performance and body size: In: Trends in Exercise and Health Research. Swan, Rachel L (Ed.). Hauppauge, New York: Nova Science Publishers, Inc, str: 167-186.
Marković, G., Jaric, S. (2005). Scaling of muscle power to body size: effect of stretch-shortening cycle. European Journal of Applied Physiology, 95(1): 11-19.
Sekulić, D., Zenić, N., Marković, G. (2005). Non linear relationships between anthropometric and motor-endurance variables. Collegium Antropologicum, 29(2): 733-738.
Nevill, A.M., Holder, R., Marković, G. (2006). Scaling maximum oxygen uptake using lower leg muscle volume provides further insight into the pitfalls of whole body-mass power laws. Journal of Applied Physiology, 101(3): 1006-1007.
Marković, G. (2006). Moderate relationship between isoinertial muscle strength and ballistic movement performance. Journal of Human Movement Studies, 50(4): 239-248.
Marković, G., Dizdar, D., Jaric, S. (2006). Evaluation of tests of maximum kicking performance. Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness 46(2): 215-220.
Harasin, D., Dizdar, D., Marković, G. (2006). High reliability of tests of maximum throwing performance. Journal of Human Movement Studies, 51(1): 63-76.
Marković, G., Sekulić, D. (2006). Modelling the influence of body size on weightlifting and powerlifting performance. Collegium Antropologicum, 30(3): 607-613.
Marković, G. (2007). Does plyometric training improve vertical jump height? A meta-analytical review. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 41(6): 349-355.
Marković, G., Jukić, I., Milanović, D., Metikoš, D. (2007). Effects of sprint and plyometric training on muscle function and athletic performance. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 21(2): 543-549.
Marković, G., Vučetić, V. Nevill, A.M. (2007). Scaling behaviour of metabolic rate in athletes and untrained individuals. Annals of Human Biology, 34(3):315-328.
Marković, G., Jarić, S. (2007). Is vertical jump height a body size independent measure of muscle power? Journal of Sports Sciences, 25(12): 1355-1363.
Marković, G. (2007). Poor relationship between strength and power qualities and agility performance. Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness, 47(3): 276-283.
Marković, G., Jarić, S. (2007). Positive and negative loading and mechanical output in maximum vertical jumping. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 39(10): 1757-1764.
Marković, G., Sekulić, D., Marković, M. (2007). Is agility related to muscle strength and power? Analysis in latent space. Collegium Antropologicum, 31(3): 787-794.
Šentija, D., Vučetić, V. Marković, G. (2007). Validity of the modified Conconi running test. International Journal of Sports Medicine, 28(12): 1006-1011.
de Freitas, P.B., Marković, G., Krishnan, V., Jaric, S. (2008). Force coordination in static manipulation: Discerning the contribution of muscle synergies and cutaneous afferents. Neuroscience Letters, 434 (2): 234-239.
Marković, G., Vučetić, V., Cardinale, M. (2008). Heart rate and lactate responses to taekwondo fight in elite women performers. Biology of Sport, 25 (2): 135-146.
Marković, G., Šimek, S., Bradić, A. (2008). Are acute effects of maximal dynamic contractions on upper-body ballistic performance load specific? Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 22 (6): 1811-1815.
Jarić, S., Marković, G. (2009). Leg muscles design: The maximum dynamic output hypothesis. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 41 (4): 780-787.
Bradić, A., Bradić, J., Pašalić, E., Marković, G. (2009). Isokinetic leg strength profile of elite male basketball players. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 23 (4): 1332-1337.
Mikulić, P., Ružić, L., Marković, G. (2009). Evaluation of specific anaerobic power in 12-14-year-old male rowers. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 12 (6): 662-666.
Marković, G., Mikulić, P. (2009). Plyometric training effects on muscle function and rapid movement performance: A review. In: Advances in Strength and Conditioning Research. Duncan, Michael and Lyons, Mark (Eds.). Hauppauge, New York: Nova Science Publishers, Inc, str: 155-179.
Šentija, D., Marković, G. (2009). The relationship between gait transition speed and the aerobic thresholds for walking and running. International Journal of Sports Medicine, 30 (11): 795-801.
Šarabon, N., Mlaker, B., Marković, G. (2010). A novel tool for the assessment of dynamic balance in healthy individuals. Gait and Posture, 31 (2): 261-264.
Ostojić, S.M., Marković, G., Calleja-Gonzalez, J., Jakovljević, D.G., Vucetić, V., Stojanović, M.D. (2010). Ultra short-term heart rate recovery after maximal exercise in continuous versus intermittent endurance athletes. European Journal of Applied Physiology, 108 (5): 1055-1059.
Hadžić, V., Sattler, T., Marković, G., Veselko, M., Dervišević, E. (2010). The isokinetic strength profile of quadriceps and hamstrings in elite volleyball players. Isokinetics and Exercise Science, 18 (1): 31-37.
Marković, G., Mikulić, P. (2010). Neuro-musculoskeletal and performance adaptations to lower-extremity plyometric training. Sports Medicine, 40 (10): 859-895.
Mikulić, P., Emersić, D., Marković, G. (2010). Reliability and discriminative ability of a modified Wingate rowing test in 12- to 18-year-old rowers. Journal of Sports Sciences, 28 (13): 1409-1414.
Rošker, J., Marković, G., Šarabon, N. (2011). Effects of vertical center of mass redistribution on body sway parameters during quiet standing. Gait and Posture, 33 (3): 452-456.
Šalaj, S., Marković, G. (2011). Specificity of jumping, sprinting and quick change-of-direction motor abilities. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 25 (5): 1249-1255.
Markovic, G., Vuk, S., Jaric, S. (2011). Effects of jump training with negative positive versus positive loading on jumping mechanics. International Journal of Sports Medicine, 32(5): 365-372.
Mikulić, P., Marković, G. (2011). Age- and gender-associated variation in maximal-intensity exercise performance in adolescent rowers. International Journal of Sports Medicine, 32(5): 373-378.
Marković, G., Mikulić, P. Discriminative ability of the Yo-Yo intermittent recovery test (level I) in prospective young soccer players. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 25(10):2931-2934.
Vuk, S., Marković, G., Jarić, S. External loading and maximum dynamic output in vertical jumping: the role of training history. Human Movement Science, 31(1):139-151.
Sorić, M., Mikulić, P., Misigoj-Duraković, M., Ruzić, L., Marković, G. Validation of the Sensewear Armband during recreational in-line skating. European Journal of Applied Physiology, 112(3):1183-1188.
Fonda, B., Panjan, A., Marković, G., Šarabon, N. (2011). Adjusted saddle position counteracts the modified muscle activation patterns in uphill cycling. Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology, 21(5):854-860.
Orepić, P., Mikulić, P., Sorić, M., Ruzić, L., Marković, G. Acute physiological responses to recreational in-line skating in young adults. European Journal of Sport Science, in press.
Šarabon, N., Fonda, B., Marković, G. (2011). Change of muscle activation patterns in uphill cycling of varying slope. European Journal of Applied Physiology, 112(7): 2615-2623.
Mikulić, P., Blažina, T., Nevill, A.M., Marković, G. (2012). Modeling Longitudinal Changes in Maximal-Intensity Exercise Performance in Young Male Rowing Athletes. Pediatric Exercise Science, 24: 187-198.
Šimić, L., Šarabon, N., Marković, G. (2013). Does pre-exercise static stretching inhibit maximal muscular performance? A meta-analytical review. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports, 23: 131-148.
Pažin, N., Berjan, B., Nedeljković, A., Marković, G., Jarić, S. (2013). Power output in vertical jumps: does optimum loading depend on activity profiles? European Journal of Applied Physiology, 113: 577-589.
Šarabon, N., Marković, G., Mikulić, P., Latash, M.L. (2013). Bilateral synergies in foot force production tasks. Experimental Brain Research, 227(1): 121-130.
Suzović, D., Marković, G., Pašić, M., Jarić. S. (2013). Optimum Load in Various Vertical Jumps Support the Maximum Dynamic Output Hypothesis. International Journal of Sports Medicine, In press.




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