Published work

BOOKS

  1. Markovic, G., Bradic, A. (2008). Football – Integral Fitness Training (In Croatian). TVZ, Zagreb.
  2. Jukic, I., Markovic, G. (2005). Physical Conditioning Exercise with Weights (In Croatial). Faculty of Kinesiology, Zagreb.

BOOK CHAPTERS

  1. Markovic, G., Mirkov, D., Jaric, S. (2005). Maximum exercise performance and body size: In: Trends in Exercise and Health Research. Swan, R.L. (Ed.). Hauppauge, New York: Nova Science Publishers, Inc, pp: 167-186.
  2. Markovic, G., Mikulic, P. (2009). Plyometric training effects on muscle function and rapid movement performance: A review. In: Advances in Strength and Conditioning Research. Duncan, M., Lyons, M. (Eds.). Hauppauge, New York: Nova Science Publishers, Inc, pp: 155-179.
  3. Markovic, G. (2012). Plyometric training. In: Encyclopedia of Exercise Medicine in Health and Disease. Mooren, F. C. (Ed.). Heidelberg Dordrecht, London New York: Springer, pp: 711-714.

SCIENTIFIC PAPERS IN PEER-REVIEWED JOURNALS (https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Goran_Markovic3/contributions)

Sports Science

Basketball

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

Bradic, A., Bradic, J., Pašalic, E., Markovic, G. (2009). Isokinetic leg strength profile of elite male basketball players. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 23 (4): 1332-1337.

Cycling

Fonda, B., Panjan, A., Markovic, G., Sarabon, N. (2011). Adjusted saddle position counteracts the modified muscle activation patterns in uphill cycling. Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology, 21(5):854-860.

Sarabon, N., Fonda, B., Markovic, G. (2011). Change of muscle activation patterns in uphill cycling of varying slope. European Journal of Applied Physiology, 112(7): 2615-2623.

Football/Soccer

Markovic, G., Mikulic, P. (2011). 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.

Markovic, G., Dizdar, D., Jaric, S. (2006). Evaluation of tests of maximum kicking performance. Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness, 46(2): 215-220.

Markovic G. (2015). Acute effects of instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization vs. foam rolling on knee and hip range of motion in soccer players. Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, 19(4): 690-696.

Radman I., Wessner B., Bachl N., Ruzic L., Hackl M., Baca A., Markovic G. (2016). Reliability and Discriminative Ability of a New Method for Soccer Kicking Evaluation. Plos One,  26; 11(1):e0147998.

Radman I., Wessner B., Bachl N., Ruzic L., Hackl M., Prpic T., Markovic G. (2016). The acute effects of graded physiological strain on soccer kicking performance: a randomized, controlled cross-over study. European Journal of Applied Physiology, 116(2): 373-382.

Rowing

Mikulic, P., Ruzic, L., Markovic, 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.

Mikulic, P., Emersic, D., Markovic, 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.

Mikulic, P., Markovic, G. (2011). Age- and gender-associated variation in maximal-intensity exercise performance in adolescent rowers. International Journal of Sports Medicine, 32(5): 373-378.

Mikulic, P., Blazina, T., Nevill, A.M., Markovic, G. (2012). Modeling Longitudinal Changes in Maximal-Intensity Exercise Performance in Young Male Rowing Athletes. Pediatric Exercise Science, 24: 187-198.

Metikos B., Mikulic P., Sarabon N., Markovic G. (2015). Peak Power Output Test on a Rowing Ergometer: A Methodological Study. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 29(10): 2919-2925.

Taekwondo

Markovic, G., Misigoj-Durakovic, M., Trninic, S. (2005). Fitness profile of elite Croatian taekwondo athletes. Collegium Antropologicum, 29(1): 93-99.

Markovic, G., Vucetic, V., Cardinale, M. (2008). Heart rate and lactate responses to taekwondo fight in elite women performers. Biology of Sport, 25 (2): 135-146.

Volleyball

Hadzic, V., Sattler, T., Markovic, G., Veselko, M., Dervisevic, E. (2010). The isokinetic strength profile of quadriceps and hamstrings in elite volleyball players. Isokinetics and Exercise Science, 18 (1): 31-37.

Hadzic, V., Sattler, T., Markovic, G., Veselko, M., Derviševic, E. (2014). Strength Asymmetry of the Shoulders in Elite Volleyball Players. Journal of Athletic Training, 49(3): 338-344.

Sattler, T., Hadzic, V., Dervisevic, E., Markovic G. (2015). Vertical jump performance of professional male and female volleyball players: effects of playing position and competition level. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 29(6):1486-1493.

Biomechanics & Motor Control

Markovic, 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.

Markovic, G., Jaric, S. (2007). Positive and negative loading and mechanical output in maximum vertical jumping. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 39(10): 1757-1764.

de Freitas, P.B., Markovic, 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.

Jaric, S., Markovic, G. (2009). Leg muscles design: The maximum dynamic output hypothesis. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 41 (4): 780-787.

Sarabon, N., Mlaker, B., Markovic, G. (2010). A novel tool for the assessment of dynamic balance in healthy individuals. Gait and Posture, 31 (2): 261-264.

Rosker, J., Markovic, G., Sarabon, N. (2011). Effects of vertical center of mass redistribution on body sway parameters during quiet standing. Gait and Posture, 33 (3): 452-456.

Vuk, S., Markovic, G., Jaric, S. (2011). External loading and maximum dynamic output in vertical jumping: the role of training history. Human Movement Science, 31(1):139-151.

Fonda, B., Panjan, A., Markovic, G., Sarabon, N. (2011). Adjusted saddle position counteracts the modified muscle activation patterns in uphill cycling. Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology, 21(5):854-860.

Sarabon, N., Fonda, B., Markovic, G. (2011). Change of muscle activation patterns in uphill cycling of varying slope. European Journal of Applied Physiology, 112(7): 2615-2623.

Pazin, N., Berjan, B., Nedeljkovic, A., Markovic, G., Jaric, S. (2013). Power output in vertical jumps: does optimum loading depend on activity profiles? European Journal of Applied Physiology, 113: 577-589.

Sarabon, N., Markovic, G., Mikulic, P., Latash, M.L. (2013). Bilateral synergies in foot force production tasks. Experimental Brain Research, 227(1):121-130.

Suzovic, D., Markovic, G., Pasic, M. Jaric, S. (2013). Optimum load in various vertical jumps support the maximum dynamic output hypothesis. International Journal of Sports Medicine, 34(11):1007-1014.

Jaric, S., Markovic, G. (2013). Body mass maximizes power output in human jumping: a strength-independent optimum loading behavior. European Journal of Applied Physiology, 113(12):2913-2923.

Markovic, G., Mikulic, P., Kern, H., Šarabon, N. (2014). Intra-session reliability of traditional and nonlinear time-series posturographic measures in a semi-tandem stance: A reference to age. Measurement, 51(1):214-132.

Exercise Physiology

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.

Nevill, A.M., Holder, R., Markovic, 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): 1006-1008.

Markovic, G., Vucetic, V. Nevill, A.M. (2007). Scaling behaviour of metabolic rate in athletes and untrained individuals. Annals of Human Biology, 34(3):315-328.

Sentija, D., Vucetic, V. Markovic, G. (2007). Validity of the modified Conconi running test. International Journal of Sports Medicine, 28(12):1006-1011.

Markovic, G., Vucetic, V., Cardinale, M. (2008). Heart rate and lactate responses to taekwondo fight in elite women performers. Biology of Sport, 25 (2): 135-146.

Sentija, D., Markovic, 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.

Ostojic, S.M., Markovic, G., Calleja-Gonzalez, J., Jakovljevic, D.G., Vucetic, V., Stojanovic, 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.

Soric, M., Mikulic, P., Misigoj-Durakovic, M., Ruzic, L., Markovic, G. (2011). Validation of the Sensewear Armband during recreational in-line skating. European Journal of Applied Physiology, 112(3):1183-1188.

Orepic, P., Mikulic, P., Soric, M., Ruzic, L., Markovic, G. (2014). Acute physiological responses to recreational in-line skating in young adults. European Journal of Sport Science, 14 (Suppl 1): S25-S31.

Radman I., Wessner B., Bachl N., Ruzic L., Hackl M., Prpic T., Markovic G. (2016). The acute effects of graded physiological strain on soccer kicking performance: a randomized, controlled cross-over study. European Journal of Applied Physiology, 116(2): 373-382.

Testing and Training of Human Performance

Metikos, D., Markovic, G., Prot, F., Jukic, 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.

Markovic, G., Dizdar, D., Jukic, I., Cardinale, M. (2004). Reliability and validity of squat and countermovement jump tests. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 18(3): 551-555.

Jaric, S., Mirkov, D., Markovic, G. (2005). Normalizing physical performance tests for body size: a proposal for standardization. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 19(2): 467-474.

Sekulic, D., Zenic, N., Markovic, G. (2005). Non linear relationships between anthropometric and motor-endurance variables. Collegium Antropologicum, 29(2): 733-738.

Markovic, G., Jukic, I., Milanovic, D., Metikos, D. (2005). Effects of sprint and plyometric training on morphological characteristics in physically active men. Kinesiology, 37(1): 32-39.

Markovic, G. (2006). Moderate relationship between isoinertial muscle strength and ballistic movement performance. Journal of Human Movement Studies, 50(4): 239-248.

Markovic, 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., Markovic, G. (2006). High reliability of tests of maximum throwing performance. Journal of Human Movement Studies, 51(1): 63-76.

Markovic, G., Sekulic, D. (2006). Modelling the influence of body size on weightlifting and powerlifting performance. Collegium Antropologicum, 30(3): 607-613.

Markovic, G. (2007). Does plyometric training improve vertical jump height? A meta-analytical review. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 41(6): 349-355.

Markovic, G., Jukic, I., Milanovic, D., Metikos, D. (2007). Effects of sprint and plyometric training on muscle function and athletic performance. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 21(2): 543-549.

Markovic, G. (2007). Poor relationship between strength and power qualities and agility performance. Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness, 47(3): 276-283.

Markovic, G., Sekulic, D., Markovic, M. (2007). Is agility related to muscle strength and power? Analysis in latent space. Collegium Antropologicum, 31(3): 787-794.

Markovic, G., Jaric, S. (2007). Is vertical jump height a body size independent measure of muscle power? Journal of Sports Sciences, 25(12): 1355-1363.

Sentija, D., Vucetic, V. Markovic, G. (2007). Validity of the modified Conconi running test. International Journal of Sports Medicine, 28(12):1006-1011.

Markovic, G., Simek, S., Bradic, 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.

Bradic, A., Bradic, J., Pasalic, E., Markovic, G. (2009). Isokinetic leg strength profile of elite male basketball players. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 23 (4): 1332-1337.

Mikulic, P., Ruzic, L., Markovic, 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.

Sarabon, N., Mlaker, B., Markovic, G. (2010). A novel tool for the assessment of dynamic balance in healthy individuals. Gait and Posture, 31 (2): 261-264.

Hadzic, V., Sattler, T., Markovic, G., Veselko, M., Dervisevic, E. (2010). The isokinetic strength profile of quadriceps and hamstrings in elite volleyball players. Isokinetics and Exercise Science, 18 (1): 31-37.

Mikulic, P., Emersic, D., Markovic, 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.

Markovic, G., Mikulic, P. (2010). Neuro-musculoskeletal and performance adaptations to lower-extremity plyometric training. Sports Medicine, 40 (10): 859-895.

Mikulic, P., Emersic, D., Markovic, 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.

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.

Salaj, S., Markovic, 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., Mikulic, P. (2011). 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.

Simic, L., Sarabon, N., Markovic, 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.

Markovic, G., Mikulic, P., Kern, H., Šarabon, N. (2014). Intra-session reliability of traditional and nonlinear time-series posturographic measures in a semi-tandem stance: A reference to age. Measurement, 51(1):214-132.

Hadzic, V., Sattler, T., Markovic, G., Veselko, M., Derviševic, E. (2014). Strength Asymmetry of the Shoulders in Elite Volleyball Players. Journal of Athletic Training, 49(3): 338-344.

Metikos B., Mikulic P., Sarabon N., Markovic G. (2015). Peak Power Output Test on a Rowing Ergometer: A Methodological Study. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 29(10): 2919-2925.

Radman I., Wessner B., Bachl N., Ruzic L., Hackl M., Baca A., Markovic G. (2016). Reliability and Discriminative Ability of a New Method for Soccer Kicking Evaluation. Plos One,  26; 11(1):e0147998.