• Polish Olympic Weightlifting – YouTube Playlist

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 14/12/2010

    Polish Olympic Weightlifting – YouTube Playlist Just a quick entry today. A neat old black-n-white video on Polish Weightlifting. Thanks to joonbug2006 who posted it on YouTube.    

  • Mike Tuchscherer’s Progressive Powerlifting DVD

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 11/12/2010

    First off I am sorry I am for leaving this blog without posts recently. I will try to update it more frequently and maybe start a training journal here, but at this time I don’t want the readers to see my low numbers in the gym. I’ve spent last couple of weeks in Belgrade, currently working with my ex...

  • Monday rant…

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 29/11/2010

    I like ‘Physical Preparation Specialist/Coach‘ better than ‘Strength and Conditioning Coach‘ since it is more general/broader definition compared to the latter which rings a bell in my mind of a guy who makes people go to the gym and do 300 yard shuttles until puking. Physical Preparation is fundamental part of the athlete preparation on which all other preparation...

  • Interview with David Tenney

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 15/11/2010

    Interview with David Tenney I must admit that David has a really good timing. He must have developed it in his soccer career – I am just packing to get back to Serbia and his interview is a great way to finish this American Story. I’ve heard of David Tenney for the first time from my fellow coach and...

  • Is taking a false step a bad idea? ADDENDUM

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 15/11/2010

    I just wanted to add one very dramatic example of context dependence of false step that cost my country entering the finals in Basketball World Championship in Turkey 2010. Since the Championship was held in Turkey, officials were biased. Anyway, starting from 5:22 in the video below, at the very end of this game Turkish player receives a ball close to...

  • Is Taking a False Step a Bad Idea?

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 10/11/2010

    Is Taking a False Step a Bad Idea? Coaches call it ‘false step‘ and preach that the first step when starting/accelerating should always be step forward. Lee Taft calls it “Plyo Step”: Is the mentioned point stance  complete B.S., and should we correct this and punish the players for doing it? Although I have already covered some information on...

  • The Sport Form Phenomena

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 02/11/2010

    The Sport Form Phenomena I decided to re-publish  this older article (which is actually a translation of the chapter from the book by my professor Vladimir Koprivica) from 2006 on Sport Form with minor changes. This article was published on Power Development Inc, EliteFTS and Reactive Strength Training websites. I glanced through it and corrected some sentences as much as I could, so please bear with bad...

  • Interesting find

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 25/10/2010

    I have recently found this website by John McCrone. It seems promising although I am currently too busy to read it, but I will.   dichotomistic    This site is large. There are several books worth of material here. It also mixes the scholarly and the popular. This FAQ will help you decide whether the site has anything to offer you....

  • Interview with Mike Tuchscherer

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 22/10/2010

    Interview with Mike Tuchscherer I must admit that ideas by Mike Tuchscherer have impacted my training philosophy in many ways. Good ways of course. His book Reactive Training Manual explained me the difference between Volume loading and Intensity loading, along with providing easy-to-use RPE system for auto-regulating training loads. He is very successful powerlifter himself and I believe he deserves more attention...

  • Stability~Variability in Warm-up

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 21/10/2010

    Stability~Variability in Warm-up Without going into the goal and the structure of  warm-up in details (for some interesting insights I suggest checking the following article by Derek Hansen), I wanted to draw attention to interplay between stability and variability in it (although this discussion could be expanded to whole workout, training day, microcycle, mesocycle, season plan and longer depending...

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