• Random Thoughts From the Training Camp [Part 2]

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 29/06/2011

    Random Thoughts From the Training Camp Here is the second part of random thoughts from training camps. Strength training I’ve been reading Dan Baker’s articles regarding strength training and conditioning and I have found one old one (from 1994) especially interesting: Periodization: The Effect on Strength of Manipulating Volume and Intensity.  One of the conclusions of this...

  • Random Thoughts From the Training Camp [Part 1]

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 19/06/2011

    Random Thoughts From the Training Camp When I was at the training camp (pre-season) with FK RAD we had a new head coach who was very pedantic and systematic. I really loved his style of coaching and I think I learned a lot from him. He showed me the best posible solutions of combining small-sided games (SSG),...

  • Substance~Form of Training Process

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 11/06/2011

    Substance~Form of Training Process In my humble opinion this is THE ROOT PROBLEM of training process and influences everything else down the road (hierarchy). This has bothered me since I started coaching education, and recently with the help of Complementary Nature I managed to solve this issue. In the training theory everything revolves around MOTOR ABILITIES and MOTOR SKILLS....

  • Psychology… Effort versus Details

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 10/06/2011

    Psychology… Effort versus Details I was just reading interview with coach Buddy Morris and he made couple of insights on the difference between working with pro athletes and college athletes. I don’t know how it is working with college athletes and in that kind of environment, but I do know how it is to work with Serbian pro soccer...

  • Special Strength Training – Manual for Coaches

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 09/06/2011

    Special Strength Training – Manual for Coaches Yuri Verkhoshansky and Natalia Verkhoshansky Who is Yuri Verkhoshansky? Professor Yuri Verkhoshansky is predominantly known to most westerner readers as the Russian researcher who invented plyometric training (Shock Method). Many coaches and sport scientists around the world, however, recognize Y.Verkhoshansky as a prominent figure in the field of explosive strength training, one...

  • Links

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 08/06/2011

    I am currently reading SST: A Manual For Coaches and it is one of the most awaited books that finally brings ideas from Yuri Verkhoshansky in clear and understanding style. There was a lot of mis-information due bad translations and devil-advocates and this book cleared a lot of issues, at least for me. I am going to do a...

  • Random Thoughts – June

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 02/06/2011

    A quick blog entry about things that are currently on my mind. Watch for harsh word because I am in da mood today. General vs. Special Preparation. Again example of either/or thinking in my opinion. We have certain training solutions and approaches where one is developing general physical preparedness in general preparatory period and special preparedness in special preparation...

  • Interview with Vern Gambetta

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 01/06/2011

    Interview with Vern Gambetta I have known Vern for couple of years mostly from his writings and books, but luckily I was introduced to Vern last summer in Boston by Carl Valle. We had a small round table discussion on everything (mostly technology since Carl was there). I have found common language in matter of seconds with Vern, mostly...

  • Training for the “Broken”

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 30/05/2011

    Training for the “Broken” So after writing down the Riding the Wave, a blog entry on cyclic nature of the training process, I decided to take a break from heavy lifting, grinding out and chasing PRs and obsessing with progressive overload. My SI (Sacro Iliac) joint started to nag me again, as well as my left shoulder. Nothing special,...

  • Riding the wave [Random thoughts]

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 28/05/2011

    Riding the wave It is the end of the season, and usually my brain starts to do reflections on what was done both in team training and in my own training (if we can call it that way). The concept that emerged in my head was the concept of riding the wave. This concept has a lot...

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