By Mladen Jovanovic on 31/05/2017
Coach Wilmot explores some more contrast training techniques, introducing Amy to an altitude landing for vertical force absorption. He also shares about the importance of implementing plyometrics that train athletes to shift force vectors.
By Mladen Jovanovic on 28/05/2017
Couple of weeks ago, in May, 2017, I gave a guest lecture at Faculty of Kinesiology at Zagreb University in Croatia, thanks to the invitation by Cvita Gregov. The topic of my talk was Agile Periodization, a framework that I have been developing over the past few years.
‘Cool Story, Bro’ – The Fallacy of Training Systems and Conventional Wisdom on Training PrescriptionBy Paul Gamble on 25/05/2017
Let us begin with a revelation: athletes are humans not machines. If we start with such a fundamental understanding of the nature of what we are dealing with, it quickly becomes apparent that the challenge of planning and prescribing training for athletes is not conducive to a ‘machine’ approach.
By Mladen Jovanovic on 22/05/2017
In episodes two and three, Coach Wilmot explores some more low amplitude exercises for preparing your athletes. Lachlan introduces Amy to a low hurdle exercise to stimulate lateral force output in preparation for a continues hurdle jump for more explosive power production. He also ...
By Mladen Jovanovic on 13/05/2017
In this final piece of Weekly plans, I am providing practical example using very common and realistic scenario. To create a simple program and showcase on how to use the “puzzles” we will assume that we have 6 weeks of preparatory period and will model 4 weeks of competition period with 5 games.
By Mladen Jovanovic on 09/05/2017
Coach Wilmot introduces us to some low amplitude movements suitable for prep exercises. He discusses that while these low-level exercises are great for preparing athletes they are not necessarily aimed at eliciting explosive power. Progressing Amy to a continuous hop exercise, he demonstrates ...
By Mladen Jovanovic on 07/05/2017
Sports training is infected with pseudoscience disguised as proper science. From simple misconceptions to practices based on evidence of extremely poor quality; from inferences based on studies with extremely small samples to ignoring dispersion of data in favor of an excessive focus on central values.