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  • Physical Preparation for Team Sports: Weekly Plans [Part 3]

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 08/04/2017

    In this part of weekly plans, I am expanding on the concept of the “puzzles” and use that approach for flexible and agile planning of the training week. This approach represents simple model or a “jig” that you can use for micro-cycle of varying durations. I also describe the concepts of “planning from the game” and “planning to the...

  • Vacancies [April, 2017]

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 05/04/2017

    Here are the very interesting vacancies that are currently available. Please share or retweet and let’s get the word out!

  • Physical Preparation for Team Sports: Weekly Plans [Part 2]

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 04/04/2017

    After we have planned and scheduled for the recovery and taper mini-block, what is left we can use for loading mini-block. Depending on the duration of the microcycle, the loading mini-block can have different lengths, usually from 2-4 days. In the case...

  • Concurrent Strategies in Strength Training – Part2

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 02/04/2017

    Priority lifts - I openly admit it. This is my favorite approach to concurrent strength training. I don’t know if anyone called it priority lifts before me or if anyone knows what the hell I’m talking about here, but I’ve called it that somehow. Because we are going to differ between different exercise categories and give them priorities, I...

  • Plyometric Progression with Coach Wilmot | Part 8

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 28/03/2017

    In episode 7, Coach Wilmot explores some more contrast training techniques to introduce athletes to horizontal force using a loaded prowler system. Lachlan shares how you can coach your athletes to utilize horizontal force harnessing explosive power to contrast and elicit a PAP exposure.

  • Concurrent Strategies in Strength Training – Part1

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 26/03/2017

    Concurrent training by definition means training for achieving multiple training goals at the same time. Concurrent training in iron game was made popular by Westside Barbell Club and Louie Simmons, who erroneously called it ’conjugate’ instead of concurrent. Synonyms with concurrent are parallel and mixed training.

  • Plyometric Progression with Coach Wilmot | Part 7

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 21/03/2017

    In episode 7, Coach Wilmot explores some more contrast training techniques to introduce athletes to horizontal force using a loaded prowler system. Lachlan shares how you can coach your athletes to utilize horizontal force harnessing explosive power to contrast and elicit a PAP exposure.

  • Physical Preparation for Team Sports: Weekly Plans [Part 1]

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 19/03/2017

    As I promised in Working on a Book blog post, I will post chapters and text pieces of the new upcoming book. In the following piece I am discussing weekly plans and the principles behind it’s design.

  • William Sands on Athlete Monitoring

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 17/03/2017

    William Sands is a true pioneer in sport science and has been doing this “monitoring” thing while some of us were still pissing in diapers. He recently co-authored very interesting paper (see below) and was kind enough to post a recent video on his YouTube channel.

  • Working on a Book

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 15/03/2017

    Working on a Book In 2007, after my first professional gig with FK RAD, I wrote a summary of my thoughts regarding physical preparation in soccer in one PDF created in Microsoft PowerPoint. In 2010/2011, after returning from Boston, and after starting the Complementary Training blog, I wrote the updated version on this manual. It started as a series of blog...

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