Mgr. Jan Maleček – Personal Trainer
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Jan Maleček – Strength and Conditioning coach, nutrition consultant

We are in constant motion innately, crawling, walking, breathing, digesting food, blood is constantly flowing through us, and countless other processes take place. The body is continually working. It is still operating and living its own life according to its internal rules with or without our awareness. Therefore, using the help of a correct understanding of these rules and applying proper movements, I try to improve the quality of life of every client who finds the way to me.

Following the high school graduation in the information technologies field, I realized that the vision of lifelong work behind the monitor is not exactly what I would like to do. Therefore, I decided to join the Army of the Czech Republic and graduated in Military Physical Education at the Faculty of Physical Education and Sport, Charles University. My studies’ area allowed me to understand the functioning of the human body in more detail and try out numerous sports in person. Besides, I went through countless exciting courses such as winter and summer survival, ski alpinism, military climbing, swimming, or close combat training within the military part of the study. This specific environment stimulated interest in a deeper understanding of the human body’s complexities, recognizing and moving possible limits, and adequately connecting these practical experiences with scientific knowledge. Accordingly, after completing my master’s degree, I decided to continue my education at Charles University as part of my doctoral studies in kinanthropology at the Department of Physiology and Biochemistry as a member of the Laboratory of Training Adaptation. Here, in my research, I focus on strength training’s physiology and the effect of sleep deprivation on the armed forces members’ physical and cognitive functions.

Education

2018: Charles University, the Faculty of Physical Education and Sport, Prague, Czech Republic
Ph.D. Sport Science. Dissertation topic: The acute effect of ammonium inhalants and sleep deprivation on mental and physical abilities of military personnel

2016 – 2018: Charles University, the Faculty of Physical Education and Sport, Prague, Czech Republic, M.Sc. Military physical education and sport

2013 – 2016: Charles University, the Faculty of Physical Education and Sport, Prague, Czech Republic, B.S. Military physical education and sport

Courses and certifications:

2020 – NSCA: Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)
2019 – Certified Weightlifting Level 1 Club Coach (USA Weightlifting)
2019 – Certified Strength and Conditioning Fitness Coach (Charles University)
2019 – CPR- adult, child, and infant; AED – adult and child (American Red Cross)
2019 – Certified Nutritionist (Charles University)
2019 – Management of Science and Innovation certification (MSI 1, Charles University)
2018 – Instructor of Close combat MUSADO (Army of the Czech Republic)
2018 – Military swimming & control of a ships instructor (Army of the Czech Republic)
2018 – Ski mountaineering instructor (Army of the Czech Republic)
2018 – Military Climbing, climbing walls instructor (Army of the Czech Republic)
2018 – Military Winter & Summer survival instructor (Army of the Czech Republic)
2017 – Climbing walls instructor (Norwegian Brattkort)
2017 – Snowboard and skies instructor (Charles University)
2017 – Scuba diving P* license (Charles University)
2016 – Enter the Kettlebell course (Železná koule)
2015 – Spine course (Petr Růžička, Pohyb je život)
2015 – Shoulders course (Petr Růžička, Pohyb je život)
2015 – Handstand course (Petr Růžička, Pohyb je život)

Internships

August 2019 – February 2020: University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, USA – Neuromuscular Research Laboratory/Warrior Human Performance Research Center, Department of Sports Medicine and Nutrition, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences

July 2019: University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland – Doctoral Summer School focused on international collaboration, The League of European Research Universities

January – July 2017: Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences, Elverum, Norway – Institute of Sports science and Outdoor sports, Nordic Outdoor Program, Department of Physical Performance

Conferences

2020 – International Congress on Soldiers’ Physical Performance (ICSPP, Quebec, Canada) – “Isokinetic strength of rotators, flexors and hip extensors is related to front kick impact force in military professionals.”
2019 – National Strength and Conditioning Association Tactical Annual Training (NSCA, San Antonio, USA)
2019 – European College of Sport Science Congress (ECSS, Prague, Czech Republic) – “The effect of traditional sets and rest-redistribution on total work during concentric isokinetic knee extensions at two different speeds.”
2018 – National Strength and Conditioning Association International Conference (NSCA, Madrid, Spain) – “Pre- and post-isometric squat: percentage decreases vs absolute values for monitoring fatigue.”

Publications

Malecek J, Tufano JJ. Effects of Ammonia Inhalants in Humans: A Review of the Current Literature Regarding the Benefits, Risks, and Efficacy. Strength and Conditioning Journal, 2020

Omcirk D, Vetrovsky T, Padecky J, Vanbelle S, Malecek J, Tufano JJ. The ability of commercial available punch trackers to recognize punches depends on punch type and training experience. PLOS one, 2020

Jukic I, Garcia-Ramos A, Malecek J, Omcirk D, Tufano JJ. The Use of Lifting Straps Alters the Entire Load-Velocity Profile During the Deadlift Exercise. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 2020. doi: 10.1519/JSC.0000000000003850

Merrigan JJ, Malecek J, Padecky J, Omcirk D, Xu N, Jones MT, Penailillo L, Tufano JJ. Comparison of traditional and rest-redistribution sets on indirect markers of muscle damage following eccentric exercise. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 2020. doi: 10.1519/JSC.0000000000003740

Merrigan JJ, Jones MT, Padecky J, Malecek J, Omcirk D, Scott BR, Tufano JJ. Impact of Rest-Redistribution on Fatigue During Maximal Eccentric Knee Extensions. Journal of Human Kinetics, 2020. doi: 10.2478/hukin-2020-0028

Tufano JJ, Vetrovsky T, Stastny P, Steffl M, Malecek J, Omcirk D. Assisted jumping in older adults: optimizing high-velocity training prescription. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 2020. doi: 10.1519/JSC.0000000000003661

Vetrovsky T, Omcirk D, Malecek J, Stastny P, Steffl M, Tufano JJ. Overspeed stimulus provided by assisted jumping encourages rapid increases in strength and power performance of older adults. Clinical Biomechanics, Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1123/japa.2020-0012

Jukic I, Garcia-Ramos A, Malecek J, Omcirk D, Tufano JJ. Magnitude and reliability of velocity and power variables during deadlifts performed w/ith and without lifting straps. The Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 2020. doi: 10.1519/JSC.0000000000003608

Jukic I, Garcia-Ramos A, Malecek J, Omcirk D, Tufano JJ. Validity of load-velocity relationship to predict 1RM during deadlifts performed with and without lifting straps: the accuracy of six prediction models. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 2020. doi: 10.1519/JSC.0000000000003596

Vagner M, Stastny P, Kubovy P, Hojka V, Malecek J. The carried military load increases the impulse and time of a front kick but reduces the peak velocity of the knee, hip, and shoulder of the kicking leg. Archives of Budo, 2020.

Tufano JJ, Omcirk D, Malecek J, Pisz A, Halaj M, Scott BR. Traditional sets vs rest-redistribution: a laboratory-controlled study of a specific cluster set configuration at fast and slow velocities. Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, 2019. doi: 10.1139/apnm-2019-0584

Malecek J, et al. Research Collaborations: A guide for early career researchers by early career researchers. Institute for Academic Development. 2019; The University of Edinburgh. doi: 10.5281/zenodo.3386112

Vagner M, Malecek J, Tomsovský L, Kubový P, Levitova A, Stastny P. Isokinetic Strength of Rotators, Flexors and Hip Extensors is Strongly Related to Front Kick Dynamics in Military Professionals. J Hum Kinet. 2019. doi: 10.2478/hukin-2019-0063

Tufano JJ, Malecek J, Steffl M, Stastny P, Hojka V, Vetrovsky T. Field-based and lab-based assisted jumping: unveiling the testing and training implications. Frontiers in Physiology, 2018. doi: 3389/fphys.2018.01284