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  • 8 Weeks Soccer Pre-Season Plan [Part 1]

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 08/01/2011

    Since the soccer is the most important secondary thing in Europe and pretty popular in Serbia (it is beyond me why, because we suck), and since I started working for the first time as physical preparation coach in soccer I decided to write down this 8-weeks pre-season template. I have also summed my work experience and preparation philosophy from…

  • Kubios HRV analysis

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 07/01/2011

    I wanted to repost the link to Kubios, Finish University website posted by Canadian coach Derek Hansen at Charlie Francis’ forum. User guide is also available here and I guess it provides some good info on HRV. I plan getting a Suunto or Polar watch myself and play with it a little. Although I am wondering is there any need...

  • Robert Sapolsky – Complementarity between genes and environment

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 04/01/2011

    I just finished episode 16 – Behavior Genetics and Prenatal Environment. It is eye opening and if you want to spend 30min on learning something really freakin’ interesting watch it. It goes into the importance of pre-natal environment and how some traits are inherited without genes (like obesity, metabolic  syndrome, anxiety, etc), inheritance numbers (like, human height is 95% inherited) and what do they...

  • Robert Sapolsky – Biology and Human Behavior

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 03/01/2011

    The EXTREMELY good series of lectures by Robert Sapolsky that I am watching over couple of months (starting, stopping and going around). The subject of the lectures is very interdisciplinary and it goes into nature~nurture debate regarding behavior, brain, stress, aggression, etc; which is really hot topic theses days especially if we talk about talent and expert development along with decision making...

  • Block Periodization Slides

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 30/12/2010

    Just found this interesting slides from the lecture by Vladimir Issurin. Worth checking out. Here is it.

  • Keep It Simple, Stupid (and Short)

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 29/12/2010

    Keep It Simple, Stupid (and Short) Going along with my rants regarding planning strategies I wanted to give you a nice example of an error from my side. Few years ago (season 2009/2010) when I was involved in a women volleyball club from the First National League I started planning annual cycle based on the info I got from...

  • Analysis of Reactive Training System

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 28/12/2010

    Although I have promised in Periodization confusion article that I am going to make a real-world practical example on planning the preparatory period for 8-weeks long pause between two halves of the soccer season, I am first going to make another example by ‘disecting’ Reactive Training System (RTS) by MikeTuchscherer based on the slides and material from Progressive Powerlifting…

  • Periodization Confusion?

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 25/12/2010

    I have recently been reading Transfer of Training (Volume 2) by Dr Anatoly Bondarchuk and watching video(s) by Derek Evely. To understand their classification of training systems it is necessary to understand the classification of the exercises based on the specificity criteria. Thus, Bondarchuk identified four groups of exercises/methods.

  • Frame of reference

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 24/12/2010

    Frame of Reference Take an acceleration phase in sprinting  for an example. Ground reaction force passes through body’s center of mass (or slightly outside of it causing certain torque around body’s sagital axis) and certain component of it provides the prop ulsion force. The bigger the propulsion force, the greater the acceleration. The body inclination can affect this, but to get...

  • MOTORIČKA ANALIZA ODBOJKAŠKE IGRE

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 23/12/2010

    Seminarski rad koji sam napisao negde u Aprilu 2010. godine pre nego sam napisao Planning and programming of training in sport games. Neki grafovi su posle modifikovani i dorađeni. U svakom slučaju naučio sam malo više o odbojci dok sam pisao ovaj rad.   1.0 UVOD Odbojka spada u grupu visoko-intenzivnih intermitentnih sportskih igara (engl. HIIE – High-Intensity Intermittent...

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