• The Juggernaut Method

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 26/10/2011

    The Juggernaut Method I forgot to mention in yesterday’s Good Reads one really good read: “The Juggernaut Method” by Chad Wesley Smith. It is a strength training system aimed at (advanced) intermediate level lifters that is basically ‘improved’ (if I dare to say it ) Jim Wendler’s 5/3/1 system, that also utilize some elements of Block Periodization (only when...

  • Good Reads

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 25/10/2011

    Good Reads I have been absent from Complementary Training blog for some time, but I haven’t been lazy though. I am working on one simple way to individualize and organize energy system development (a.k.a. conditioning) for intermittent sports based on work by Dan Baker and Martin Buchheit (who I plan interviewing soon). What I manage to realize is that...

  • The Revolution of the Measurement of Metabolic Power in Soccer

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 10/09/2011

    The Revolution of the Measurement of Metabolic Power in Soccer Close friend of mine and head strength and conditioning coach for FC PARTIZAN Miša Filipović gave me a link to one article from Roberto Sassi’s website. The name of the article is La rivoluzione della misurazione della potenza metabolica nel calcio edited by Roberto Colli, Emanuele Marra, Cristian Savoia,...

  • Troubles With Repeated-Sprint-Ability

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 06/09/2011

    What I wanted to rant about in this blog entry are not the training implications, but rather assessment and evaluation of Repeated-Sprint-Ability performance. What is better and what is worse?

  • Sharpening the Saw

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 28/08/2011

    Sharpening the Saw Just a quick blog entry today. I have just found another great analogy for a training situation I encounter very frequently. The analogy comes from 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey. Although I found a  lot of good analogies for training situations/problems in this a must read book (one I usually use is...

  • Interview with Iñigo Mujika

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 21/08/2011

    Interview with Iñigo Mujika I am glad to post the interview with Professor Iñigo Mujika whose work I’ve been following over the last couple of years. Recently, I have watched and enjoyed his presentation regarding high-intensity aerobic training in soccer at World Congress on Science and Football in Japan (see the review of the WCSF here). The video is...

  • Interview with Carl Valle [Part 2]

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 22/07/2011

    Interview with Carl Valle I have interviewed Carl recently (click here for the part one of this interview) and here is the second part. Carl shared some great thoughts on the recovery and regeneration in this part. Mladen: Recovery Monitoring is all the rage now with teams. Why are people still getting hurt and ill from training...

  • Reprint of the Interview With Myself Done by Robbie Bourke

    By Mladen Jovanovic on 29/06/2011

    Reprint of the Interview With Myself Done by Robbie Bourke This is my first interview done by Robbie Bourke from October 2010. I wanted to reprint it over here because I think it is pretty good (thanks Robbie). 1. Mladen thank for your time. Could you give my readers your background, and how you came to be a strength...

  • 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),...